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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 09-16-2003, 09:54 AM   #1
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bootable / install LFS


i have a question about LFS. From what ive seen LFS helps u build a distrobution on a partiton of ur HD, correct? Ok well how do u take ur distro and move it to disk to make it bootable? or create an installer? Am i stuck with this LFS on this HD only and i cant move it or install or boot to it anywhere else? Ok thanks
 
Old 09-16-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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Not sure I follow..

You (normally) boot up with your primary distro, create a partition to install LFS to, do the job, finish up the job with creating a kernel and an entry in your current bootloader OR installing/editing the LFS boot loader (LILO my choice) of your choice and then boot it. To move it around would be fine, simply tar up the data and move it... Just like any distro...



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Old 09-16-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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yes u could tar it all up but that tar file isnt bootable from a cd .. how do i make my LFS distro installable.. or bootable. so i could copy it onto a disk (provided it was small enough) or cd.. stick the cd in and boot to it. like knoppix for example
 
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The LFS project does not provide instructions to create your own CD-based installer. It only provides instructions to create an operating system and utilities custom-built for your specific machine. To create a CD-based installation like commercial distributions, you will need to write the installer, hardware detection routines, design the menus/graphics, and provide the documentation on your own. However, I think I remember either an item in the FAQ or Hints pages that gave some basic information about the process of creating an installer.
 
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:36 AM   #5
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I think I remember either an item in the FAQ or Hints pages that gave some basic information about the process of creating an installer.
I would be thankful to you if you can give some link or any google keyword to look in for i have been searching this for past many days but have not got any satisfactory solution
 
Old 09-28-2007, 01:20 AM   #6
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I would be thankful to you if you can give some link or any google keyword to look in for i have been searching this for past many days but have not got any satisfactory solution
http://www.linux-live.org/

I usually dump my filesystem and create a live-cd using linux-live scripts and the dump file. I use ext3 on x86-32, so I haven't tried other arch or filesystems.

try it out if you understand what I meant.

update: make sure you backup of your mbr on a file and grub on the live-cd
 
Old 10-22-2007, 01:16 PM   #7
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http://www.linux-live.org/

I usually dump my filesystem and create a live-cd using linux-live scripts and the dump file. I use ext3 on x86-32, so I haven't tried other arch or filesystems.

try it out if you understand what I meant.

update: make sure you backup of your mbr on a file and grub on the live-cd
Fine thanks I will surely try all this and will post the results but this will take some time for me
 
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Is this an idea: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hint...ot-cd_easy.txt?
 
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thnax I appreciate any ideas
 
  


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