Ticket 2156 - LFS LiveCD is dead

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 22:48:57 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?

Probably yes, but after some fixes.

1) "It only contains older versions of the source packages, patches, and 
this book" - overly optimistic. The -nosrc and -min versions don't 
contain any sources or patches (but they do contain the old book).

2) The text gives the LFS LiveCD unustified preference WRT other 
LiveCDs. Basically, I want the book to say "if you don't to install a 
distribution, use a LiveCD that qualifies as a host distribution. Here 
are some examples: ..., ..., old LFS LiveCD", not "if you don't want to 
install a distribution, try LFS LiveCD".

Alexander E. Patrakov

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