This book assumes that the reader has a reasonable knowledge of using and installing Linux software. Before building an LFS system, we recommend reading the following HOWTOs:
This is a comprehensive guide to building and installing “generic” Unix software distributions under Linux.
The Linux Users' Guide http://www.linuxhq.com/guides/LUG/guide.html
This guide covers the usage of assorted Linux software.
The Essential Pre-Reading Hint http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/essential_prereading.txt
This is an LFS Hint written specifically for users new to Linux. It includes a list of links to excellent sources of information on a wide range of topics. Anyone attempting to install LFS should have an understanding of many of the topics in this hint.