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Old 08-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
Whitenickel
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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?
 
Old 08-09-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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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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