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Old 01-24-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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What is the best host distro for LFS 6.2?


Hello,

I am trying to install LFS 6.2, but the LFS LiveCD won't boot for me (well, it boots, but then can't find itself when it's time to find the files). It is a known problem with my motherboard according to a post I read elsewhere.

Anyways, what is the easiest host distro to use, without having to install too many different packages? Any that are known to work out of the box? I've gone through a couple older distros I have lying around, but they all have versions of Binutils and GCC higher than those allowed by the book.

Thanks,
Dustin
 
Old 01-24-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Why not use LFS-6.3 or an SVN snapshot? Or use CLFS if you have newer hardware (i.e., x86_64)?

I only ever used Gentoo and it worked out of the box. I'd bet Slackware would work well too.
 
Old 01-24-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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The reason for the older version is due to the fact that I am going to follow the install with BLFS. BLFS is at 6.2 (stable).

Do you think that the BLFS SVN (or however that works), is stable enough to use following LFS 6.3 without too much trouble?
 
Old 01-25-2008, 05:25 AM   #4
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You could use BLFS-6.2 after installing LFS-6.3. Yes, I think the development version of BLFS would be stable. A lot of the packages in the development version of BLFS are fairly old. The other option would be to use the non-multilib CBLFS instructions --> http://cblfs.cross-lfs.org/index.php/Main_Page
 
Old 01-26-2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Better late than never!

I know this comes a long time after the initial question, but people like me are still running into it in 2008.

I found the same issue with LFS 6.3 live CD on my Norhtec board. The board wasn't the issue, it was the USB CDROM that needed some time to be found.

On the boot line add rootdelay=20

This advice can also be found in the LFS 6.3 release notes (F10).

Simmo.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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Interesting that you mentioned that Simmo. My motherboard wouldn't boot from any kind of internal CD drive, because of a motherboard bug. It popped into my head to try use a USB-CDROM, so I borrowed one from a friend, and it works no problem! But yes, I did need to use the rootdelay=20 command.

Hope this will help somebody one day if they run into the same issue. It's much simpler than trying to boot from the .iso on the hard drive, or trying to find a host that will work (though that might be simpler than I think it is).

Thanks again to all.
 
  


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