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abcde597 10-14-2012 09:52 PM

Help installing the LFS live cd onto a Usb Drive
Hey Guys, total LFS newbie here...
As the topic suggests, can I get help installing the LFS live cd onto my usb drive?
Yes, I read the website.
Please don't post a link to it.
I'd like just a simple, plain English version of how to do it...
As I'm VERY confused, and new to ISOs, and Live cds in general.

TobiSGD 10-14-2012 10:07 PM

You can use tools like Unetbootin for that.
Keep in mind that the LiveCD will not work for LFS 7.0 and later.

abcde597 10-14-2012 10:11 PM

Will Unetbootin set it up correctly? I tried several different tools like it to do a live usb, with no luck.

TobiSGD 10-14-2012 10:13 PM

It should set it up correctly, but I haven't tried it. I used installed system when building LFS.
What exactly does not work with those tools?

abcde597 10-14-2012 10:16 PM

Well, I tried using several different tools to set it up. It WILL boot, however, neither of the two options (Linux, or Linux_64) will work, saying something along the lines of what it needs to boot cannot be found. :/ I read the LFS Live Cd website, and they have instructions on how to do it, however, they're EXTREMELY foggy on key details, in my opinion.

abcde597 10-14-2012 10:24 PM

Ok, tried Unetbootin; It does work, and boot; however, it cannot find /lib/, and refuses to go on.

spiky0011 10-15-2012 02:41 AM

Please dont use the old live cd version it will not build
The current version of lfs as mentioned. You would be better with a live distro made persistent

abcde597 10-15-2012 04:37 AM

Well, I can see what you mean, but I don't mind having outdated software as a trade for a stable environment for building LFS in.

spiky0011 10-15-2012 05:00 AM

All system will build if compliant have a look at link in my sig

abcde597 10-15-2012 01:17 PM

Well, My issue is I'm constantly traveling, so I don't always have access to my box, and it's inconvenient to telnet or SSH. I'm just looking for instructions on how to put the bootable LFS live CD on a USB drive...

abcde597 10-15-2012 01:19 PM

And I don't wish to create a new ISO, I'd like to use the one LFS provided.

spiky0011 10-15-2012 01:24 PM

As you wish, which book will you be using?

abcde597 10-15-2012 02:41 PM

I will be using version 6.3 of the book.
Again, can I get help putting the LFS live CD (The one provided) on my USB drive?
That's my reason for starting this thread in the first place.

spiky0011 10-15-2012 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by abcde597 (Post 4805789)
Ok, tried Unetbootin; It does work, and boot; however, it cannot find /lib/, and refuses to go on.

What do you mean it wont find /lib?

abcde597 10-15-2012 02:58 PM

I tried putting the ISO image I downloaded through Unetbootin, and it did start, though it started putting the same message Cannot find /lib/(There's more to it) repeatedly onto the screen, followed by a kernel panic
I tried a Ctrl-C, with no results.
I'm guessing the ISO was put together in an odd way; And because of that the filesystem isn't mounting properly.
I've got about 3 years of Linux under my belt, but this is beyond me.

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