This book assumes that its reader has a good deal of knowledge about using and installing Linux software. Before you begin building your LFS system, you should read the following HOWTOs:
This is a comprehensive guide to building and installing "generic" UNIX software distributions under Linux. This HOWTO is available at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-Building-HOWTO.html.
The Linux Users' Guide
This guide covers the usage of assorted Linux software and is available at http://espc22.murdoch.edu.au/~stewart/guide/guide.html.
The Essential Pre-Reading Hint
This is an LFS Hint written specifically for new users of Linux. It is mostly a list of links to excellent sources of information on a wide range of topics. Any person attempting to install LFS, should at least have an understanding of many of the topics in this hint. It is available at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/essential_prereading.txt
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