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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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backing up completed LFS


Ive had LFS working twice now and twice ive ruined it trying to back it up.

This time I was following the hint...
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hint.../lfsbackup.txt

The host froze and I had no other option than to press the reset button on the comp.

It now starts lfs but forces a check on the hdd which it fails and cannot be fixed.

Does anyone have a idea of how I could back it up safely?
At least im getting good at installing it!

cheers
Rik
 
Old 02-18-2006, 04:21 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...63#post1027263

read this post........tar and zip up the LFS partition first and burn to a CD-r.........that way you won't have to recompile the whole LFS system again.........
 
Old 02-18-2006, 04:38 AM   #3
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many thanks, Im gonna recompile it again later so ill have a crack then.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 04:55 AM   #4
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What I did was recompile all the packages in chapter 6 changed some commands that require the /tools directory.

And used the "Building a Slackware Package" guide on http://www.linuxpackages.net along with installwatch.
Then packaged the binaries (eg. Binutils-2.15.91.0.2-noarch-1.tgz) then to recover my system I did
Code:
installpkg *.tgz -root $LFS
in the packages directory.

BTW, you need tar-1.13 to use pkgtools (installpkg, makepkg, pkgtool) all available at: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...rce/a/pkgtools
 
Old 02-23-2006, 12:50 PM   #5
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There shouldn't be any programs requiring /tools after your LFS is finished. Otherwise you have made some mistake.

To backup my LFS, I use a LiveCD and mount the lfs partition. and then I backup the whole partition
using the command "tar jcfpsm /mnt/BackupPartition/mylfs.tar.bz2 /mnt/LFSPartition"

j: use bzip2 to compress instead of gzip. better ratio, but very slow.
c: create
f: specify the tar file
psm: preserve time/permission information

to restore:
cd /mnt/RestoreDirectory
tar jxfpsm /mnt/BackupPartition/mylfs.tar.bz2
setup the fstab and grub, and it is ready.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by FinalFantasy
There shouldn't be any programs requiring /tools after your LFS is finished. Otherwise you have made some mistake.
The direction in chapter 6 assume you have the /tools directory and use it. I just leave that stuff out.

ps: I also put the packaged binaries on a LiveCD.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:01 PM   #7
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When you are building Chapter 6, /tools is necessary. But after you finished, say booting into LFS, you can discard /tools competely.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 12:36 AM   #8
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What I meant by:
"What I did was recompile all the packages in chapter 6 changed some commands that require the /tools directory."

I used chapter 6 instuctions, and modified them so I didn't need the /tools directory to use them. All this I did to make packeged binaries of the programs in chapter 6 (the core system).
 
Old 02-24-2006, 04:11 PM   #9
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I am doing the same thing too. To archive files in individual packages just like other distributions. .
 
  


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