By drupalmaster, 12 October, 2023

We were pleased to present a member of the WNCLUG-Asheville, Pat Barnes, who gave a presentation remotely on Linux From Scratch (LFS) based on the LFS Manual 12.0 by Gerard Beekmans.

Linux From ScratchLinux From Scratch (LFS) is a book that provides instructions for building a custom Linux system from source code. The book is open source and freely available online.

Building a Linux system from scratch can be a challenging but rewarding experience. It can teach you a lot about the internal workings of a Linux system and how to customize it to meet your specific needs.

To build a Linux system from scratch, you will need to have a basic understanding of Linux and the command line. You will also need a computer with enough disk space and memory to compile and install the Linux system components.

The LFS book provides step-by-step instructions for building a Linux system from scratch. The book is divided into two parts:

-- Part 1 covers the basics of building a Linux system, including installing a compiler, linker, and other essential tools.

-- Part 2 covers the process of building and installing the individual components of a Linux system, such as the kernel, libraries, and utilities.

Once you have completed the steps in the LFS book, you will have a basic Linux system that is ready to use. You can then customize the system to meet your specific needs by installing additional software packages.

LFS is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and how to build a custom Linux system. It is also a good resource for system administrators who need to create custom Linux systems for their specific needs.

Following the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session. The presentation lasted approximately 30 - 40 minutes.