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  Welcome to Linux From Scratch!
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code.
LFS :: Linux From Scratch is the main book, the base from which all other projects are derived.
CLFS :: Cross Linux From Scratch provides the means to cross-compile an LFS system on many types of systems.
www.linuxfromscratch.org   (201 words)

  Linux From Scratch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is the name of a book written by Gerard Beekmans and others.
To keep LFS small and focused, the Beyond Linux From Scratch book was created which presents instructions on how to further develop the basic Linux system that was created in LFS.
Linux From Scratch is a way to install a working Linux system by building all components of it manually.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linux_From_Scratch   (404 words)

 Download Linux From Scratch 6.2-3 for Linux - Linux From Scratch are instructions to create your own custom Linux ...
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.
If we were to compare a Linux distribution with a hamburger you buy at a supermarket or fast-food restaurant, you would end up eating it without knowing precisely what it is you are eating, whereas LFS gives you the ingredients to make a hamburger.
Linux From Scratch are instructions to create your own custom Linux system from scratch.
linux.softpedia.com /get/System/Installer-Setup/Linux-From-Scratch-1550.shtml   (739 words)

 Linux From Scratch
But if you want to learn how a Linux distribution works, how it interacts with all the pieces of free software internally, then you need to lock yourself in a room for a weekend with a copy of Linux From Scratch (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org).
Linux From Scratch or LFS as its popularly known, is actually a book, which takes you through the, pain staking and time consuming but very informative, process of putting together your own Linux distribution.
While traditionally LFS has required an existing Linux distribution to borrow several necessary files and libraries from, the project also has a Live CD (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/index.html) that includes all the required files and the LFS manual as well.
www.packtpub.com /article/Linux_From_Scratch   (1571 words)

 Andamooka: Linux From Scratch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This book is intended for Linux users who want to learn more about the inner workings of Linux and how the various pieces of the Operating System fit together.
This book is also intended for Linux users who want to get away from the existing commercial and free distributions that are often too bloated.
Version 3.0 of Gerard Beekmans' Linux From Scratch has been added to Andamooka, replacing the previous version.
www.andamooka.org /index.pl?section=lfs   (258 words)

 Linux From Scratch - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
This book is an open source attempt at discussing how to create a Linux computer system by starting with a blank hard disk and assembling all the "parts" needed for a Linux distribution such as Debian, Fedora core, or Slackware.
The first item needed is a LINUX boot disk to run FDISK or CFDISK (or you could use a non-destructive partitioning program such as FIPS, QTParted, or Paragon Partition Manager -- DO NOT use Partition Magic, it seems to have lots of trouble understanding Linux partitions).
Mounting a partition means attaching it to the linux filesystem, you don't mouont a device or partition, you mount the filesystem "somewhere" in order to continue building linux.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Linux_From_Scratch   (1332 words)

 How to build your own Linux distribution
Linux, often described as "just a kernel" (an arbitrary definition if ever there were one), presents a core of common functionality and implementations that do not change fundamentally whether the kernel runs on an underpowered Pentium® II machine or on a Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) system.
It has moved beyond the Linux kernel and the device drivers, because to produce a working Linux system, you have to add a complete compiler tool chain, a number of Linux assembler utilities, the glibc system library, system configuration tools, and tools connected to userland shell access.
The LFS family of Linux builds is, in many ways, a method for giving back the power to construct Linux-based operating systems to the people who started it all: the hackers.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/linux/library/os-lfs/?ca=dgr-lnxw01BuildLinux   (2072 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS 6.1.
The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS 6.1-pre2.
The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS 6.1-pre1.
lfs.securewebservices.co.uk /lfs/news.html   (283 words)

 The Linux Kernel Archives
The Linux Kernel archives were announced to the world on March 13, 1997.
Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.
Linux has also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.
www.kernel.org   (1472 words)

 LWN: Learning with Linux From Scratch
Linux From Scratch (LFS), a book that provides step-by-step instructions to build a complete Linux operating system from source code available for download on the Internet.
Installing Linux From Scratch is even harder than installing Gentoo: there is no Portage to do the hard work and all compiling has to be done with the classic UNIX tools of
Linux From Scratch is a great resource which will not only teach you the very basics of Linux, it will do so in a most entertaining way, all for free.
lwn.net /Articles/85865   (2301 words)

 The Linux Documentation Project: Guides
The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in taking care of all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation (man pages, HTML, and so on) to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux.
The author is working as senior Linux kernel engineer at VERITAS Software Ltd and wrote this book for the purpose of supporting the short training course/lectures he gave on this subject, internally at VERITAS.
We've found that beginners to Linux networking, even those with no prior exposure to Unix-like operating systems, have found this book good enough to help them successfully get their Linux network configurations up and running and get them ready to learn more.
tldp.org /guides.html   (2088 words)

 Linux From Scratch - LQWiki
LinuxQuestions.org > Linux Wiki > Linux From Scratch
Linux From Scratch is exactly what its name implies.
The LFS team's most recent addition to the Linux community is the Cross Linux from Scratch (CLFS) book.
wiki.linuxquestions.org /wiki/Linux_From_Scratch   (275 words)

 Kuznetsov - Gallery 3 Linux From Scratch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I think this desktop linux wallpaper originates from tsamedien, and is by Thomas Sur.
There actually is a Linux From Scratch project, if you are intrested.
Tux the Linux Penguin is seen in his workshop.
www.kuznetsov.uklinux.net /gallery-3-linux-from-scratch.php   (81 words)

 LFS Project Homepage
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source.
Many wonder why they should go through the hassle of building a Linux system from scratch when they could just download an existing Linux distribution.
Building LFS teaches you about all that makes Linux tick, how things work together and depend on each other.
www.linuxfromscratch.org /lfs/index.html   (383 words)

 Linux From Scratch
Linux has come a long way from the old days when you had to bootstrap it from DOS.
Perhaps, rather than ignoring the version which the document suggests, and using the latest of each package, a safer (yet still thrilling) approach may be to download the latest "unstable" version of the book which usually has the latest versions of nearly all of the packages.
I've only skimmed through the Linux From Scratch "book," but it looks like it answers many of the questions I've had about bootstrapping yourself from the sources.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?LinuxFromScratch   (1014 words)

 Gerbang:Linux - Indonesia Linux Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
[2002-11-02] Linux From Scratch 4.0 setelah lama ditunggu dan dirilis 8 Oktober kini tersedia di GLX.
Untuk memulai Linux dari nol Anda dapat memanfaat petunjuk dan resources dari Linux From Scratch [LFS].
Contoh lain, misalnya dalam dunia pendidikan dapat menggunakan LFS sebagai suatu tugas pelatihan, atau lomba bikin Distro Linux sendiri.
www.gerbanglinux.com /mod.php?mod=publisher&op=viewarticle&artid=117   (364 words)

 The Linux From Scratch Project -- build your own Linux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The question most people raise is "why go through all the hassle of manually installing a Linux system from scratch when you can just download an existing version like Debian or Redhat".
One of the key benefits of LFS is that you are in control over your system without having to rely on somebody else's Linux implementation like Debian.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
www.linuxdevices.com /links/LK3897313089.html   (546 words)

 Lowlife -- a Linux floppy from scratch
LFS (Linux From Scratch) is a project devoted to making Linux systems by compiling everything from source.
But the LFS project has more importance for the Linux community than having a nice cage of weirdos in its zoo which can be shown to visitors for their bigger fun.
On the contrary, in Linux binaries were always a pain in the arse.
www.creo.hu /~csaba/lowlife   (1433 words)

 Linux From Scratch
We could compare Linux distributions to a hamburger purchased at a fast-food restaurant—you have no idea what might be in what you are eating.
This existing Linux system (the host) will be used as a starting point to provide necessary programs, including a compiler, linker, and shell, to build the new system.
Chapter 2 of this book describes how to create a new Linux native partition and file system, the place where the new LFS system will be compiled and installed.
www.lancs.ac.uk /~kevin/LFS-SVN-051107-kmb.html   (6207 words)

 LinuxLinks News: Linux From Scratch 6.0 Released   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Version six of the book that teaches you how to create your own Linux distribution has been released.
The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS 6.0.
This major revision of the book includes a number of major package upgrades, including GCC 3.4.x, Linux kernel, and the Udev software package, allowing for dynamic creation of device nodes.
www.linuxlinks.com /portal/news/article.php?story=20041211011557228&mode=print   (389 words)

 What is Linux From Scratch? | Jeroen Coumans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
First published 15 May 2004 as a replacement for the introduction for the Linux From Scratch book.
While most Linux distributions are generally more usable out of the box, they hide the complexities of a Linux system.
The Linux From Scratch book explains how to build a Linux system using nothing but the sources of the packages.
jeroencoumans.nl /articles/what-is-lfs   (1455 words)

 Linux from Scratch: A Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org that tells you how to install Linux from source files, which are inside packages that you download from the Internet.
You have to start with any current Linux distribution such as Mandrake, Red Hat, or Slackware to build up your new partition, which eventually will be bootable.
While this presentation focuses on the result of following the directions in "Linux From Scratch", much of what we cover is similar to other distributions.
www.ccoss.org /tutorials/lfs/Linux_from_Scratch_A_Tour.htm   (2579 words)

 Linux From Scratch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I'm tring to do the "Linux From Scratch" thing and it has been an eye opener for me. My calandar for December has 16 days showing that I ran 5 k or more, some hiking, yoga and one ride of 22 miles.
This time last year I put on a lot of weight because the wind and rain prevented me from riding.
This year I decided to build a Linux system from scratch as my choice.
journals.aol.com /tsunamicat/tsunamicat/entries/2003/12/19/linux-from-scratch/42   (227 words)

 Linux: Installing from scratch - Linux ACPI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Please check Linux Documentation Project for updated information.
You need to get the patch that exactly matches the version of the kernel that you are running.
Since this is the "install from scratch" section I will assume you know exactly which kernel you will be installing.
www.linuxforum.com /linux-acpi/install.html   (546 words)

 NewsForge | My Workstation OS: Linux From Scratch
I happened on Linux From Scratch (LFS) about an year and a half ago.
LFS is probably the only Linux distribution in which building the system is as much part of the experience as working on it.
I do use SourceMage for almost all my machines (one server is still running Mandrake, I haven't had the time to switch it over), and have helped creating packages for SourceMage using the BLFS hints almost without change.
os.newsforge.com /os/05/05/27/1518240.shtml?tid=152&tid=2   (1477 words)

 Linux.ie :: Beyond Linux From Scratch 1.0 Released
The aim of Linux.ie is to support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds, used with permission.
No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance of this highly praised website.
www.linux.ie /newsitem.php?n=397   (171 words)

 Linux From Scratch - Scot's Newsletter Forums
Never got finished before other things side tracked me and I had to cough up the drive for a backup of a client drive or something.
Bruno I see a large LFS5.0 targz pkg about 126 MB does that include all needed pkgs if it does that might be the easier file to d/l.
This questionmight be offtopic but thought I'd sneak itin anyway can I use urpmi sources with Mandrake community or not advisable.
forums.scotsnewsletter.com /index.php?showtopic=6749   (1007 words)

 Linux From Scratch on a Laptop
My 'distro' is Linux From Scratch, so whenever I mention a program or script, there's usually a link to somewhere you can get it, because if you're like me, it didn't come with your installation.
The Beyond Linux From Scratch guide explains it well here.
The best advice I can give you is to take a look at Rage3D, in their forums, under Linux Drivers.
www.eng.uwaterloo.ca /~dtay/linuxLaptop.shtml   (1255 words)

 Linux From Scratch
In dit boek wordt het proces beschreven dat bestaat uit het van de grond af opbouwen van een Linux systeem, waarbij van niets meer gebruik wordt gemaakt dan de broncode van de benodigde software.
Neither the name of "Linux From Scratch" nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this material without specific prior written permission.
Any material derived from Linux From Scratch must contain a reference to the "Linux From Scratch" project.
doc.nl.linux.org /GUIDE/lfs-nl/book.html   (174 words)

 embedded world 2004 conference: Linux from scratch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This presentation explains the differences between Linux from scratch and Linux off the shelf in terms of advantages, capabilities/application potential, drawbacks and limitations.
Limited Linux kernel and application tools assembled by the user, tailored for a dedicated target system.
Full-blown Linux system with a wide suite of tools, running on all targets.
www.fh-augsburg.de /informatik/projekte/embedix/lfs/lecture   (80 words)

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