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Old 11-29-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10 and Slackware 13.1
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How do I install LFS over an existing Linux?

Let me explain a little better. I tried using the live cd, but apparently got a corrupted download. I don't really want to download the ISO again, so here's my question. How do I install LFS on an existing partition (with Ubuntu as the host - I happened to have the CD handy), then remove the host OS from that partition? Here's what I mean:
/dev/hda1 - Windows 98
/dev/hda2 - Ubuntu
/dev/hda2/lfs (or whatever) - Install LFS here
Then remove Ubuntu and move LFS to the root directory, so it looks like:
/dev/hda1 - Windows 98
/dev/hda2 - LFS
I know Ubuntu probably isn't the best host OS, but if it's really important, I also have Mandrake 10.0 install CDs. The problem is I only have about 4GB for Linux.
Old 11-30-2005, 01:51 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Arch Linux
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I would like to know the same. except, I have two seperate hard drives, one has windows other has linux.
Old 11-30-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware / GoboLinux / LFS / VoidLinux
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