Beginner's questions

Jim McLaren Jim at
Fri May 27 14:07:00 PDT 2005

On Thursday 26 May 2005 08:38, thorsten wrote:
> > I am using SuSE 9.2 professional as my host distro. I have successfully
> > set up a partition, set up a user, downloaded all the files, but have hit
> > a problem in Setting up the environment (Chapter 4, page 31, LFS 6.0). I
> > followed the instructions on the page, but realised something was wrong
> > when I su to lfs and PS1 remains the default SuSE prompt, rather than the
> > one I had set up. If I run env, I get a whole lot of environment settings
> > that have come from the SuSE defaults somewhere.
> do a cat /home/lfs/.bash_profile, cat /home/lfs/.bashrc to check if both
> files are where they belong and make sure both files look exactly like
> in the lfs book. In .bash.profile the >>> -i <<< in the env command is
> important. That one may be missing.
> have fun,
> Thorsten

Thanks for that. In the end I installed a copy of FC3 as this is just a test 
machine, and I got it to work fine. Looking back I wonder if I had been root 
rather than lfs when I created the files, although I cannot see how this 
would make a difference.


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