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Whitenickel 08-09-2009 10:35 AM

Starting my LFS system
 
Hello, everybody!

I have a question before I attempt to start my first LFS system. I have a hard drive, that I can wipe and use the whole thing for my LFS system. The problem is the HDD is only 85.3 MB -- Is it possible to still create my LFS system on this HDD?

tompickles 08-09-2009 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Whitenickel (Post 3636695)
Hello, everybody!

I have a question before I attempt to start my first LFS system. I have a hard drive, that I can wipe and use the whole thing for my LFS system. The problem is the HDD is only 85.3 MB -- Is it possible to still create my LFS system on this HDD?

Hmm... Would be good if so! The Book mentions:

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It is not difficult to build an LFS system of less than 100 megabytes (MB), which is substantially smaller than the majority of existing installations. Does this still sound like a lot of space? A few of us have been working on creating a very small embedded LFS system. We successfully built a system that was specialized to run the Apache web server with approximately 8MB of disk space used. Further stripping could bring this down to 5 MB or less.
So...... it's possible! Good luck! Let us know how you get on.

David2010 08-15-2009 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Whitenickel (Post 3636695)
Hello, everybody!

I have a question before I attempt to start my first LFS system. I have a hard drive, that I can wipe and use the whole thing for my LFS system. The problem is the HDD is only 85.3 MB -- Is it possible to still create my LFS system on this HDD?

Most likely not.

The compressed sources together are almost 300MB and the toolchain can get up to 500MB so I would highly recommend at LEAST 3 GB of HDD space for making a LFS build.

The final LFS distro will be almost 100MB large with GCC installed. Without GCC and compiling tools you can get it to be almost 20MB large for a basic shell distro.

My suggestion is if you can use another Hard drive or perhaps if you have to, use a 2 GB USB flash drive and only download the sources as needed.

Its a chance but you might be able to pull it off. xD

With a Hard drive that small I am assuming you have a very slow computer and I wouldn't recommend making an LFS distro unless you have at least 1 GB of ram.

If you have less then 1 GB of ram then I would use a swap disk and hope for the best.


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