I have built another ALFS system with the hope that it would also compile the kernel and grub but it had problems and failed. I have now got it working and installed DHCP networking allowing me to download other programs from the internet. After getting the system to a stable building point I start to construct the rest of the system.
The first version of Blue Square Linux is to be called Nicholas after my friend. At the moment it’s only on version 0.1 as I am still building it. I am installing the latest linux kernel (22.214.171.124) and the latest version of Apache web server and PHP. After I have installed of of this I will see if I can access the web server outside it’s virtual environment.
After my first two build, the fastest taking about 2 days, I tried out some software that after configured will make the linux OS for you automatically. This leaves me free to do other things and also reduces user error because I don’t have to copy all of the commands into the shell. At the moment I am working on the networking side of things. I have currently gotten the DHCP client install and it is finding it’s network address automatically but I am unable to connect to other computers. As my main plan is to use the first stable versions of Blue Square Linux as a web server it is essential to have networking. I am going to setup a new page on the website that will display my current to-do list and requested features for the OS once stable.
After working away on my LFS build I found out that the problem was that the kernel was missing generic IDE support. After fixing this I managed to boot into my first working LFS build called “Blu” after Blue Square linux. All went well until I deleted the snap shoots I’d whilst working on it where is reverted to an earlier one. After this muck up I went back with my new knowledge about IDE modules I have now fixed my first LFS build that has made it all the way to the end. This build is called Linus after Linus Torvalds who created the Linux kernel. Now I need to work out a way of getting this onto my server in a stable a quick way to minimise downtime.
I’ve downloaded the LFS LiveCD and decided to start my build from the begining. My reason for this was that when I finally got to the end of my orginal build the system had a kernel panic and hang. By using the lastest stable LFS LiveCD it should eliminate any possible conflitions between the host system as this CD is built for this purpose. Once I have built my LFS system and happy that is is stable enough and complete I’ll use it on my server in place of Debian.
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