Ticket 2156 - LFS LiveCD is dead

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 11 22:40:27 PDT 2008

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2156
> I have changed my copy of the book to read.
> ------------
>   As an alternative to installing a separate distribution onto your machine, you 
> may wish to use the Linux From Scratch LiveCD. The CD works well as a host 
> system, providing all the tools you need to successfully follow the instructions 
> in this book. Unfortunately, development of the LiveCD has not progressed 
> recently and it only contains older versions of the source packages, patches, 
> and this book. For more information about the LFS LiveCD or to download a copy, 
> visit http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/.
> Note
> The LFS LiveCD might not work on newer hardware configurations, failing to boot 
> or failing to detect some devices, like SATA hard drives.
> -------------
> The web page that is the link target will also need to be updated.
> Should I commit this?
>    -- Bruce
No.  IIUC, it doesn't contain m4 and cannot build current trunk until m4 
is moved up in chapter 5, however, as soon as that happens, the text 
above should work nicely.

-- DJ Lucas

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