LFS bootable CD [was re: [CLUE-Cert] Next meeting]
Dennis J Perkins
djperkins at americanisp.net
Wed Oct 23 21:38:55 MDT 2002
Lynn Danielson wrote:
> Dennis wrote:
>>>Lynn Danielson wrote:
>>>>>I've been working on a bootable CD. Hopefully, I will have it working
>>>>>later tonight. There are a few missing things in the hint.
>>>>Very cool. I've been reading the "Bootable LFS CD Using LILO" hint
>>>>printout that you gave me and you're right there are a few things
>>>>missing, but my biggest problem was that it requires starting with
>>>>an lfs system to build the cd system from. One of the things that
>>>>bugged me in the linuxrc script was the pivot_root call.
>>Actually, you could probably use any distro to build the CD because you're
>>going to build everything anyway.
> That was my initial assumption, but that's not what the hint says.
> Perhaps I'm reading it too literally in this case. Are you making
> a generic 486 bootable disc and if so, are you using the crosscompiling
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I didn't optimise it for a particular processor, and I think 486 is the
default. Since I had already built LFS, I didn't need to cross-compile.
If your existing system can compile LFS, you should be able to use its
programs and libraries to build your CD. I would probably use the LFS
boot scripts, simply because the distros tend to include a lot of
ythings not installed on the CD and you would get a lot of error messages.
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