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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.
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
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).