LFS Bootable CD

Marcel Mulder marcel.mulder at xs4all.nl
Fri Jun 28 23:09:52 PDT 2002


Great!!! Where can I download it.

/Marcel

On Wednesday 26 June 2002 12:06, you wrote:
> I have been making a LFS boot CD for a while, and have always thought
> that a boot CD plus a BLFS source CD would be the ideal distro. I have
> snail mailed various CDs; but now have an opportunity to have my boot
> CD on the web. The bootcd.iso.bz2 is nearly 200Mb.  I cannot upload
> files this size, but will post a CD to the ISP.
>
> I thought that I would ask for opinions before I do this.  Can anyone
> download things like this, and would they?
>
> The boot CD was built with gcc-3.1 and is nearer LFS 4.0 than the
> standard.  The reason for the large size is that it is a full LFS
> plus gpm, lynx and X.  It has the packages, hints, commands and FAQ.
> It is possible to build LFS on an empty machine using the CD as the
> base system.  Or you can use it for repair or other uses.
>
> The man pages and info are bz2, but I do not want to delete any
> programs or i18n.
>
> There is also a script for auto installation so that you can mass
> produce LFS systems.
>
> It uses an Ada enabled gcc-3.1, and in chapter 6 it builds all
> languages, this stage is larger and slower than glibc.  The full
> build takes about 8 hours on a 500MHz machine.
>
> BUGS
> It will not work on SCSI machines; just standard IDE.
> The CD and any systems that it builds itself will have UK clock
> and keyboard; and /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0
> has ONBOOT=no
>
> Chris

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