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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 04-05-2008, 05:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation Build LFS with VMWorkstation v6

this is the first time to build LFS system by using livecd of LFS on
vmworkatation v6 ;
I build until binutils stage pass1 successfully and i restart the livecd system but it is not boot again from cd !!??
please help me immediately.....
Old 04-05-2008, 06:33 AM   #2
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Are you getting any error messages or does the VMWare session just hang? Also, can you boot with another CD to confirm that it's not a problem with the virtual CD drive?
Old 04-16-2008, 03:38 AM   #3
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When you create a brand new VM and then launch the LFS-liveCD, the VMware BIOS will try to locate a bootable system on the VM's hard drive, but the VM hard drive is empty (has no partitions), so the Vmware boot process will fail-over to the LFS-liveCD - and boot. As part of the LFS build, you create and format the VM partitions but don't install an operating system.
When you rebooted, the VMware BIOS found the partitions but no operating system and stalled (rather than moving on to boot from the LFS-liveCD.)

To boot from LFS-liveCD: hit esc when VMware BIOS is loading to access the VMware Boot Menu, and choose CDROM.

If you wish to always boot from the VM CDROM, hit F2 during VMware BIOS loading, to enter setup to make and save the changes in the VMware BIOS.


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