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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 09-06-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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build clfs on a slave drive


is it possible to build clfs on a slave drive or on VirtualBox? If so can someone point me in the right direction.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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Slave drive as in what? (h)sdb as opposed to (h)sda? If that's what you mean, then yes. If that's not what you mean, be a little more specific, but most likely yes.

I've built CLFS in VirtualBox. I used the LiveCD iso and mounted it as the cdrom.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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yes I have a blank 40GB hdd and wanted to build clfs from that hdd or I think it would be better on VirtualBox so I could save it then start again without have to chroot back into it.
my main hdd is sda and my slave drive is sdb
 
Old 09-06-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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Yeah, you can build CLFS on sdb and even set it up as an option in your GRUB menu. chrooting the CLFS partition when you want to use it isn't any more difficult than using VirtualBox and probably takes less time. Just create a shell script that has all the needed commands.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 12:02 PM   #5
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ok thanks I've build a LFS before with not much trouble but this is going to be alot harder I think.One more thing if I change the default user name from CLFS to something else will that affect it later on in the bootscripts and not make it bootable?
 
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ok thanks I've build a LFS before with not much trouble but this is going to be alot harder I think.
Why? It'll take a little longer depending on the architecture you're building for, but not any harder.
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One more thing if I change the default user name from CLFS to something else will that affect it later on in the bootscripts and not make it bootable?
No. Just like LFS, the CLFS user is only used when building the base system.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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ok thanks alot I'm going to start on it in just a little while.
 
  


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