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Old 10-14-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help installing the LFS live cd onto a Usb Drive


Hey Guys, total LFS newbie here...
As the topic suggests, can I get help installing the LFS live cd onto my usb drive?
Yes, I read the website.
Please don't post a link to it.
I'd like just a simple, plain English version of how to do it...
As I'm VERY confused, and new to ISOs, and Live cds in general.
 
Old 10-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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You can use tools like Unetbootin for that.
Keep in mind that the LiveCD will not work for LFS 7.0 and later.
 
Old 10-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Will Unetbootin set it up correctly? I tried several different tools like it to do a live usb, with no luck.
 
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It should set it up correctly, but I haven't tried it. I used installed system when building LFS.
What exactly does not work with those tools?
 
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Well, I tried using several different tools to set it up. It WILL boot, however, neither of the two options (Linux, or Linux_64) will work, saying something along the lines of what it needs to boot cannot be found. :/ I read the LFS Live Cd website, and they have instructions on how to do it, however, they're EXTREMELY foggy on key details, in my opinion.
 
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Ok, tried Unetbootin; It does work, and boot; however, it cannot find /lib/, and refuses to go on.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 02:41 AM   #7
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Hi
Please dont use the old live cd version it will not build
The current version of lfs as mentioned. You would be better with a live distro made persistent
 
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Well, I can see what you mean, but I don't mind having outdated software as a trade for a stable environment for building LFS in.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 05:00 AM   #9
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All system will build if compliant have a look at link in my sig
 
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Well, My issue is I'm constantly traveling, so I don't always have access to my box, and it's inconvenient to telnet or SSH. I'm just looking for instructions on how to put the bootable LFS live CD on a USB drive...
 
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And I don't wish to create a new ISO, I'd like to use the one LFS provided.
 
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As you wish, which book will you be using?
 
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I will be using version 6.3 of the book.
Again, can I get help putting the LFS live CD (The one provided) on my USB drive?
That's my reason for starting this thread in the first place.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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Ok, tried Unetbootin; It does work, and boot; however, it cannot find /lib/, and refuses to go on.

What do you mean it wont find /lib?
 
Old 10-15-2012, 02:58 PM   #15
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I tried putting the ISO image I downloaded through Unetbootin, and it did start, though it started putting the same message Cannot find /lib/(There's more to it) repeatedly onto the screen, followed by a kernel panic
I tried a Ctrl-C, with no results.
I'm guessing the ISO was put together in an odd way; And because of that the filesystem isn't mounting properly.
I've got about 3 years of Linux under my belt, but this is beyond me.

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