Have any Linux Format readers attempted to install a Linux From Scratch
Did you come across any problems or do you have any good tips? What do you think about Linux From Scratch?
I've built a base Linux From Scratch system and am now upgrading it with Beyond Linux From Scratch. I'm using version 6 of both. So far I have the base LFS, jed editor, links browser, Xorg and fvwm2 installed. There are a few other things installed, but they are the sort of "invisible" things you don't really see; openssl, cracklib, pam, shadow, iptables etc.
As you can see I'm slowly working my way through BLFS6. I've got my broadband working and set up a firewall per the BLFS book, but I can't really tell if the firewall is working. How would I check or test this with a single machine?
The thought of having a Linux system tailored to my hardware and my wishes was just too tempting.
What do you think?