# cvs commit: LFS/latex/chapter01 acknowledgments.tex chapter01.tex how.tex

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\documentclass[12pt,twoside]{book}

\usepackage{lfs}

\makeindex

\title{Linux From Scratch}
\author{Gerard Beekmans}

\pagenumbering{arabic}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\tableofcontents

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\section{Acknowledgments}

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\chapter{Introduction}

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\newpage
\section{How things are going to be done}

We are going to build the LFS system by using a previously installed Linux
distribution such as Debian, SuSE, Slackware, Mandrake, RedHat, etc. We
will use the existing Linux system as the development platform, because we
need tools like a compiler, linker, text editor, and other development
tools to build our system. Ordinarily, the required tools are available by
default if we selected "development" as one of our installation options
when we installed a Linux distribution.

After you have downloaded the packages that make up an LFS system, we will
create a new Linux native partition and filesystem. Here is where the LFS
system will be compiled and installed.

The next step, Chapter 5, will discuss the installation of a number of
packages that will form the basic development suite which is used to build
the actual system, or needed to resolve circular dependencies. For example,
you need a compiler to build a new compiler, and you need a shell in order
to install a new shell. The packages in this chapter will be linked
statically.

Static linking describes a method of compiling software so that it does not
require the presence of libraries when building is complete. The resulting
program is able to function on its own. The program is able to do so
because the pieces of the program that would normally remain in the
libraries are copied from the libraries and built right into the program.
Ordinarily, software is built with dynamic linking. This conserves storage
space and increases the efficiency of many programs. We statically link our
software in Chapter 5 because we will, in theory, be moving our development
system to a virtual environment where the already mentioned libraries will
be absent. If the software is built dynamically, our development suite will
not function. Since the libraries we are talking about are provided by our
distribution Linux, the goal of Chapter 5 is to build a development
environment where those libraries are not required and is therefore
independent of the distribution.

In Chapter 6 we will build and install our final system. We will use the
chroot program to enter a virtual environment and start a new shell whose
root directory will be set to the partition where we built all the Chapter
5 software. This is very similar to rebooting and instructing the kernel to
mount our LFS partition as the root partition. The reason that we don't
actually reboot, but instead chroot, is that creating a bootable static
system requires additional work which simply isn't necessary. As well, we
can continue to use our platform system while we are building LFS. While
software is being compiled and installed you can simply switch to a
different VC (Virtual Console) or X desktop and continue using your
computer normally.

When all the software from Chapter 6 is installed, Chapters 7, 8 and 9 will
help us finalize our installation. We will set up our boot scripts in
Chapter 7. In Chapter 8 we will build our final Linux kernel and set up the
the book. Then finally, you reboot your system and boot into your new LFS
system, and start to really use it.

This is the process in a nutshell. Detailed information on the steps we
will take are discussed in the chapters and package descriptions as you
progress through them. If something isn't completely clear now, don't
worry. It should become very clear shortly.

Please read Chapter 2 carefully as it explains a few important things you
should be aware of before you begin to work through Chapters 5 and later.

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