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Linux From Scratch

Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own...

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  • Installing Gentoo has been the hardest most rewarding experience with Linux
    Should have tried instead. Gentoo is mostly just BLFS and ALFS from there, with more available packages, and centralized 'USE FLAGS' ( ) which could be considered one of Gentoos USPs. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Warm Welcome to Linux P2
    As a non-computer (hardware, software etc) specialist like myself who has hobbies in computers, I wanted a challenge. Trying their luck with Linux From Scratch (LFS) and beyond as just random. As someone who completed the journey on a whim, it was worthwhile as I got to see a system built. The course takes about a week with trial, error, and sheer willpower. It is like a coming-of-age tale; complete it once and... - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • Planning to install Gentoo to learn how OS in general and Linux in particular really works
    Well, it depends on what your aim is. If you want a Linux-based system that can be used as a daily driver, then Gentoo is certainly a reasonable choice. But if you're not particularly interested in using the system once you've finished installing, then Linux From Scratch is probably more appropriate. Gentoo is not primarily an educational tool, whereas Linux From Scratch is. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Fedora and Debian are the same, change my mind
    Https:// this has a guide for how to make a standard Linux base, by hand, but will give you some ideas on how packaging and dependency management works. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Linux boots into terminal, cannot access GUI, and apt (and therefore everything else) is broken
    I have broken my linux mint 19.3 cinnamon installation while attempting lfs (I believe while attempting this). Now, whenever I boot up my system, I am met with a terminal that says:. Source: over 1 year ago
  • I'd like to interview redditors here about their favorite distro release.
    I'm daily driving Gentoo GNU/Linux ( I prefer it over other GNU/Linux distributions because it allows me to customize the operating system down to a lower level. I'm also planning on installing Linux From Scratch ( for educational purposes. However, I might end up daily driving it. I do extremely difficult and tedious activities on my computer just for fun and I... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Are Linux How tos dead? Why?
    The Gentoo Wiki has helped in years past. One trove that is maintained => - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • How can I create my own linux distro?
    If youre feeling really adventurous, Source: about 2 years ago
  • I need another hook
    Read this if you haven't already, and when you feel like digging reeeeaally deep into linux check out LFS. Source: about 2 years ago
  • need every suggestion
    If you're building it from nothing - which I doubt you are - LFS is what you need. Source: about 2 years ago
  • My director is mad that I accepted another internal position for a 26% raise when he was told he could only give me a 10%
    Oh, and one last link: Linux from scratch. Every linux sysadmin, containers or not, should work through that book at least twice (once with, once without systemd). Takes about a week or two if you keep at it, but it's the best investment you'll have ever made in terms of IT skills, by a wide margin. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: What’s the most secure OS for servers? Why?
    Way to roll your own bare-bones. [1] [2] - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • building Linux from scratch
    Are you talking about ? Source: over 2 years ago
  • "DeBloat" my debian install
    If you consider 2,500 packages bloat, I have three words for you - Linux From Scratch. Source: over 2 years ago
  • New to the scene
    If instead you want a full understanding of the system, have a look at Linux From Scratch. I wouldn't recommend it as a daily driver, and especially not as a first distro, but it's good as a learning exercise. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Creating a Linux distribution from scratch
    Much of the packages used and initial setup is based on, so if you are familiar with that then you may be interested. This will go over how to turn something like this into a full fledged distribution that you can distribute. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Is there a known number of topics to study to become a Linux sysadmin?
    One thing that helped me a lot back in the day (early aughts) was the Linux From Scratch (LFS) project . Haven't looked at it in years, but it looks like it's still maintained. Source: about 3 years ago
  • I'm a Linux newbie, and I would love to learn more about how Linux works and operates. and I got this idea: how about I run Gentoo on a virtual machine and go through the process of learning how to install it? would that be a good approach?
    For purely educational purposes you should check out Linux From Scratch which doesn't even have a package manager to hide the boring Linux innards from you. Source: over 3 years ago
  • Made my own Linux from Scratch distro at age 13
    If you're in it for the minimalism, LFS is a little overkill. It's mainly for learning. That being said, if you're interested, head to Source: over 3 years ago
  • What advice do you have for my son who is into Linux?
    This might be too advanced now, but eventually I would point him at Source: over 3 years ago

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