LFS LiveCDs 6.2-4 and 6.3-pre1 released

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Mon Dec 18 05:04:55 PST 2006

The LFS LiveCD Team is proud to announce the release of x86-6.2-4 and 
x86-6.3-pre1 versions of the LFS LiveCD. Both versions should be treated as 
betas, the stable release is still x86-6.2-3.

If you are unable to start Xorg on the 6.2-3 CD because your monitor reports 
its maximum dot clock as 0 MHz, as a workaround, add the "NoDDC" option to 
the "Device" xorg.conf section that corresponds to your video card. The bug 
(caused by a LiveCD-specific Xorg patch) is fixed properly in the new CDs.

The following features are (temporarily?) dropped:

  * PATA patches from Alan Cox - not available officially for linux-2.6.18, 
and nobody is interested in continued testing of the outdated 2.6.16 patch.

  * Proprietary video drivers: NVIDIA driver crashes even on 2D graphics, 
ATI driver is too fat.

  * PACO patch for jhalfs - not available for jhalfs-2.1

The CD images should soon become available from the usual places mentioned 
at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/download.html . For now, download 
from http://ums.usu.ru/~patrakov/x86/ , but the files will be removed from 
this temporary location once all the mirrors become up to date.

The version 6.2-4 of the CD is built using LFS 6.2 and many BLFS packages 
from the SVN branch. Source packages for LFS 6.2, and the LFS book itself, 
are included on the LiveCD. The CD is also suitable as a host for building 
x86 and x86_64 CLFS systems. The main new feature of this CD is major 
updates of BLFS packages as compared to the previous (6.2-3) release.

Simultaneously, the x86-6.3-pre1 CD is released. Its only difference from 
the 6.2-4 version is that it is based on LFS SVN (plus upstream gcc fixes 
and installation of asm/unaligned.h). The BLFS packages are _exactly_ the 
same as in 6.2-4.

It is recommended that you download both versions and compare them. We are 
especially interested in bugs that can be reproduced only on one of them, 
because this would indicate either a bug in LFS SVN, or something for the 
BLFS team to consider (because they still target LFS-6.2).

Please mail any comments to the LFS LiveCD mailing list.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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