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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 10-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #16
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I hav'nt tried putting the live cd on to usb.
I take it you cant use a cd.
Do you have a linux distro installed that you can use?

Here is a link to installing the live cd to hard drive if it helps
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...bootable-4022/

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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As I said earlier, I looked over the ENTIRE site...
Any idea where I can go to find just some plain instructions on how to put it on a usb drive?
And I DO have cds, however usb drives are more economical in my situation; As I cannot obtain CD or DVD Rw's.
And finally, yes, however, I'd much rather not go through the hassle of setting up that workspace described.
I may end up just using your LFS live cd idea...
My only problem is I don't always have access to the internet, so I need all the Tar balls, and obtaining them is a PAIN.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
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I have never used unibootin or even installed from usb so I,m not much help with that part.
1 thing I will mention IF you go on to BLFS afterwards "I dont know" but you might find the lfs is not compatable or packages are to old. Just something to think about.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #19
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Thanks all that have posted, but I STILL need help with my original issue...
 
Old 10-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #20
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Why not just dd the iso to your usb drive? I haven't used unetbootin or any other tools to do this in many years now.

dd if=yourlfsimage.iso of=/dev/sdb (or whatever device your usb is)

Try that out and see if it boots for you.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #21
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Thanks for the Idea! I don't know why I didn't think of that. I'll give that a shot.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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It wouldn't even boot. I'll post the instructions the website gave here...
Could someone organize this into a step-by-step list, and give me a brief explanation on how to install GRUB on a flash drive?
And here's a link to the ISO I downloaded, *WARNING* It's 633 MB.
lfslivecd-x86-6.3-r2145

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BOOTING FROM ISO IMAGE

If you want to boot this CD on a computer without a CD-ROM drive, follow the steps below.

Store the ISO image of this CD as a file on a partition formatted with one of the following filesystems: vfat, ntfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, jfs, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs

Copy the boot/isolinux/{linux,initramfs_data.cpio.gz} files from the CD to your hard disk

Configure the boot loader to load “linux” as a kernel image and “initramfs_data.cpio.gz” as an initrd. The following parameters have to be passed to the kernel:

rw root=iso:/dev/XXX:/path/to/lfslivecd.iso rootfstype=fs_type

where /dev/XXX is a partition where you stored the LiveCD image, and fs_type is the type of the filesystem on that partition. You may also want to add “rootflags=…” option if mounting this partition requires special flags.

If there is only Windows on the target computer, please use grub4dos as a boot loader. It is available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos.
MAKING A BOOTABLE USB DRIVE

Install GRUB on a flash drive, then follow instructions in the “BOOTING FROM ISO IMAGE” above, using a partition on your flash drive. The following tips will ensure that the flash drive is bootable in any computer:

Use the persistent symlink such as “/dev/disk/by-uuid/890C-F46A” to identify the target partition.

Add “rootdelay=20” to the kernel arguments.
 
  


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