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Old 06-25-2003, 07:39 AM   #1
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Beyond BLFS +My worry

Hi friends,
Using LFS and BLFS, I have developed a full featured Multimedia Machine with KDE. It's looks amazing and satisfying.

But, I am worried , like what should I do to make it distributable. How can I create my own Distribution CD's out of it .

I don't mean business either but distribution to my friends and colleagues .
Can anyone list me some steps or point to any url's that have such information.

Google isn't been lucky though in this case.

Anticipating a reply....

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Old 06-25-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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LFS gives you basic linux system which usually can be just freely copied. Of course, if you compiled it (for instance) for i686 it won't run on i586.
This way I've made one LFS for my both athlon xp computers. Using CFLAGS & CXXFLAGS I've also compiled LFS system for my old Pentium and just copy the files to Pentium's HD.

Regarding BLFS the matter is more complex since some stuff uses truly device dependent software (like drivers for video, sound, mouse etc.). So after raw copying the files you have a chance that for instance X server starts correctly but it is a chance only....

My advise is to install only the software which is hardware independent (or rather: almost independent) and finish the installation in target box.
Old 06-26-2003, 02:34 AM   #3
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but how do i make it distributable

the first part of making the lfs and then blfs is ok. but how do i make it distributable.

like say an empty hard disk , i change the settings to cdrom boot and then install the blfs from there.

i know i have to write some scripts or rather programs, can body point to me some hints regarding that.




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