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Old 10-07-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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Installing Lilo bootloader from knoppix CD for LFS

G'day all,

I am in the process of doing a Linux from scratch build. I want to use knoppix as my host system for this process, however, when i need to install the Lilo bootloader, i am unable to change the configuaration file - because the CD is readonly - so that when the i run lilo, it will allow me to boot from my new LFS system.

I dont want to goto the hassle of installing knoppix and creating a new partition, mainly because I only have a small (12 GB ) harddisk and i like to keep everthing nice and neat.

Thanks for your help,

Old 10-07-2004, 06:36 AM   #2
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mount -o remount -rw /dev/for/lilo

man mount for the correct (sequence of the) options ;)
Then you can write to the target partition.

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Old 10-07-2004, 06:38 AM   #3
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you need to have LInux physically installed to hard drive to build an LFS system................
Old 10-07-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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thanks 320MB,
but i am just wondering why it is necessary to have a hosy system physically installed to a hard drive to build an LFS system. I have a Windows XP fille server running, which has all the source files for build.


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