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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 10-24-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
Furlinastis
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liveCD won't boot because of USB


I want to install lfs on the following system:

2.8GHz pentium4
ati radeon 9800pro
abit IC7-G motherboard
creative audigy sz 2
80 gb sata + 80 gb pata + 250 gb pata western digital hard drives(installing LFS onto the sata drive)
plextor px-712
antec 480w true power

My problem is that when it gets to the point of loading the USB drivers it just stalls. It gets to this line:

uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI #1

Knoppix loads fine however, although damn small linux live cd has the same exact problem. The only solution I have found is to disable USB functionality in the BIOS. The sata drive is detected and I have no problems with it so far.

Not being familiar with LFS I do not know if this will cause a problem later on in the installation. It is also annoying because I have to put that stupid USB to ps2 converter on.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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In short, no, it shouldn't make any difference once the LFS system is finished.

I say "shouldn't" because it will depend on how you configure your kernel - if you select the proper USB support.

Also, you do not have to use the LFS live CD. I've built an LFS system using Knoppix more than once before. The benefit of the LFS Live CD is it's minimal (memory/CPU) and comes with all the source tarballs you need. You can crank up Knoppix, parition your drive(s), create a filesystem, set up the network, download the tarballs to the hard drive, and get started. There used to be a wget file that included all the packages. You'd open a console in Knoppix and type something like "wget --input-file=package_list.txt" and wget would start downloading all the tarballs. You might have to do some searching to find that file, or you could just create it yourself.

Anyway, the point is, you can build an LFS system without the LFS Live CD. It's not a requirement.

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Old 10-24-2005, 02:13 AM   #3
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ok, I'll use knoppix. thanks
 
  


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