[Gllug] Building a system from scratch

Jim jim at lateral.net
Fri Apr 19 03:03:22 UTC 2002

On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 02:13:45PM +0000, Dylan Brewis wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I *upgraded* to Linux about a year ago, and the learning curve seems to have 
> levelled out at last. I'm not at a point where I want to go from using a 
> distro (SuSE7.3 at present) to building a system from the ground up. I figure 
> the only way to get a feel and understanding of how the system really works 
> is to do that.
> I've checked out LinuxFromScratch, but to be honest that's no more 
> informative than footling around in the man pages: it says 'install these 
> packages in this order and with these options' which is just about a manual 
> installation so far as I can see.
> So, can anyone point me to some decent resources - books or on line - which 
> will help with the 'how it all fits together'; 'what the options mean'; and 
> 'why things work how they do' questions? I've had several trawls thru google, 
> LDP etc..., but to be honest I'm caught in the *to study a subject, 
> understand it fully before you start* paradox!
 Try C ;-)

 Peace Jim

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