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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 03-14-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Build on 1 machine, copy to another?


I'm wondering if it is possible to build LFS on one machine, and then copy it over to another machine? Both machines are using the same motherboard, just a different amount of ram, cpu and hdd. Anyone know if this is possible?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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Well if it is the same motherboard and im not sure bout the cpu speed... but as long as the harddrive is bigger than or equal too the current one I dont see why you would not be able to do a complete copy of the first drive to the other. Being the same and all it would be just as if you added or removed more ram. But im not sure on the cpu... it would be the same arch. so it should work just as well.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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Oh and you would also need to have the same add on cards and make sure that the drives are in the same place as on the other. If that is diff it might take a little bit of tweaking.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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Hmm, i could just not setup the addin cards, and then once I transfer the build over, I could set it up there couldn't i?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:13 PM   #5
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hi there,

It is possible to copy the LFS partition.
Did it myself with a version of lfs build on a P4 and copied it to a athlon pc (different cpu, and everything ).
Just make sure that when you copy it, the new pc will not boot until you make a new kernel for that pc (copy it and boot it using a suse rescue cd or something alike and make the kernel), after that it runs just fine.

Just make sure you haven't used any compile optimizations!
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:16 PM   #6
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hi there,

It is possible to copy the LFS partition.
Did it myself with a version of lfs build on a P4 and copied it to a athlon pc (different cpu, and everything ).
Just make sure that when you copy it, the new pc will not boot until you make a new kernel for that pc (copy it and boot it using a suse rescue cd or something alike and make the kernel), after that it runs just fine.

Just make sure you haven't used any compile optimizations!
Yeah, I got stuff to work. I basically compiled the kernel with the general i586 option for cpu type and used other general options, and I am currently working on my own install program.
 
  


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