9.2. Rebooting the system

Now that all software has been installed, bootscripts have been created, it's time to reboot the computer. Before we reboot let's unmount $LFS/proc and the LFS partition itself by running:

umount $LFS/proc &&
umount $LFS

And you can reboot your system by running something like:

/sbin/shutdown -r now

At the LILO: prompt make sure that you tell it to boot lfs and not the default entry which will boot your host system again.

After you have rebooted, your LFS system is ready for use and you can start adding your own software.

One final thing you may want to do is run lilo, now that you are booted into LFS. This way you will put the LFS version of LILO in the MBR rather than the one that's there right now from your host system. Depending on how old your host distribution is, the LFS version may have more advanced features you need/could use.

Either way, run the following to make the lilo version installed on LFS active:


If you are wondering: "Well, where to go now?" you'll be glad to hear that someone has written an LFS hint on the subject at http://hints.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/afterlfs.txt. On a same note, if you are not only newbie to LFS, but also newbie to Linux in general, you may find the newbie hint at http://hints.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/newbie.txt very interesting.

Don't forget there are several LFS mailinglists you can subscribe to if you are in need of help, advice, etc. See Chapter 1 - Mailing lists and archives for more information.

Again, we thank you for using the LFS Book and hope you found this book useful and worth your time.