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Linux From Scratch

I have played with Gentoo and also have a friend that uses it quite 
exclusively.  I tried it on my laptop, but am waiting till they work out the 
pcmcia bugs that the distro seems to have.  My friend has it running on a 
couple of his pc's and says he has found a favorite distro.  The install 
takes quite a while as everything is compiled from scratch, but when it is 
complete, the system runs quite fast.  If you have the time, I highly 
recomend giving Gentoo a chance.


>From: Mark Caron <n1ugm at>
>To: "Jerry Feldman" <gaf at>, discuss at
>Subject: Re: Linux From Scratch
>Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:03:40 -0400
>Another compile-it-yourslef distro that I've looked into is Gentoo Linux.  
>has 3 different 'stages' of install.  One is fully complied form source.  
>comes as a bootable iso cd image, 16mb of scripts and sources etc. then it
>downloads the sources it needs.  The other image is a 135mb iso image which
>has the other 2 stages on it.  These are partly and mostly pre-compiled
>stages.  Also each stage is downloadable build tarballs
>On Monday 10 June 2002 13:13, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> > Someone just pointed me at this website.
> >
> >
> > Yesterday, I experimented with reiserfsck from the SuSE rescue DVD, but 
> > first tried Tom's RTBT which does not support Reiser (I could have built 
> > though). This Linux from Scratch has piqued my interest for a few 
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