host distribution recommendations?

Chris De Varennes chrisd at
Fri Aug 20 11:43:20 PDT 2004

I tried building 5.1.1 with Knoppix, but ran into a permission problem 
with /dev/null in chapter 6.  The solution that I read in the list 
involved modifying a boot script, so I just went back to RH.

Chris D.

Kevin Jordan wrote:

>I've build on Knoppix without any problems.  The only thing you need
>to do is a chmod 666 /dev/ptmx so you don't get the run out of
>consoles message.  Best part is you can't screw up your host system.
>On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 09:30:21 -0400, Christopher M Bergeron
><christopher at> wrote:
>>All -
>>I've tried building LFS 5.1.1 two separate times now on a Slackware 9.0
>>host distro, and I've run into misc. bizarre problems both times
>>(segfaults using 'ls', etc...).  Has anyone reported any issues building
>>LFS 5.1.1 on slack 9.0?   Is there a distro that is "known" to work well
>>as a host for LFS?
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