11.3. Rebooting the System

Now that all of the software has been installed, it is time to reboot your computer. However, there are still a few things to check. Here are some suggestions:

Now that we have said that, let's move on to booting our shiny new LFS installation for the first time! First exit from the chroot environment:


Then unmount the virtual file systems:

umount -v $LFS/dev/pts
mountpoint -q $LFS/dev/shm && umount -v $LFS/dev/shm
umount -v $LFS/dev
umount -v $LFS/run
umount -v $LFS/proc
umount -v $LFS/sys

If multiple partitions were created, unmount the other partitions before unmounting the main one, like this:

umount -v $LFS/home
umount -v $LFS

Unmount the LFS file system itself:

umount -v $LFS

Now, reboot the system.

Assuming the GRUB boot loader was set up as outlined earlier, the menu is set to boot LFS arm64-r12.0-319-systemd automatically.

When the reboot is complete, the LFS system is ready for use. What you will see is a simple login: prompt. At this point, you can proceed to the BLFS Book where you can add more software to suit your needs.

If your reboot is not successful, it is time to troubleshoot. For hints on solving initial booting problems, see https://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/troubleshooting.html.