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Story: Free eBook: Linux From ScratchTotal Replies: 4
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Oct 23, 2013
8:00 PM EDT
Since the site seems to insist on making you request a copy:

Oct 23, 2013
11:01 PM EDT
Thank you, jdixon.

Oct 24, 2013
8:44 AM EDT
I have picked up LFS three times, and each time read through a bit and put it back down.

There was a time when I would have tried it, and I salute anyone who does so.

Oct 24, 2013
10:13 AM EDT
I actually managed to get all the way through it and after a huge amount of time I had a working system.

I'm not sure particularly how much I actually learned and how much I was just typing stuff because the guide told me what to type.

There were times along the way that I had to battle through because things had changed slightly but I got there.

In all honesty apart from the small amount that I picked up along the way if I really wanted my own custom system I would just go for Arch or a base Debian install and build from there.

Compiling a Linux system and tools just as a base to compile again was a lot of work for the end result.


Oct 24, 2013
11:18 AM EDT
You must admit, though, that as "people of the open source", it is quite some feeling to stand on this mountaintop knowing that you have created a running system where every byte in your system was built by you from its source.

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