[lfs-dev] Thinking about a new LFS Live CD/iso

Julius ter Pelkwijk pelkwijk at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 15:00:34 PDT 2016


I would certainly add some "rescue-tools" in there too, like memtest and
hard drive diagnostics. A malware scanner is also handy to have (in case
someone hijacked their harddrives and encrypted everything), rsync,
ddrescue, an ntfs partition reader, maybe something to do BIOS flashing?

For me, a "rescue-cd" would be similar to a swiss army knife: A lot of
tools packed in a limited amount of space, usable to quickly diagnose the
issue (hard drive problem, CPU problem, GPU problem or something else?) and
a rescue option (hdd cloning, rescue software, etc.). I think it should
also be able to start without connecting to the hdd itself (so no


On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:28 PM <dueffert at uwe-dueffert.de> wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Apr 2016, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> > I've been thinking thinking about a new Live CD/Rescue CD based on LFS.
> > It would be much less ambitious than the old one that included an X
> > implementation.
> > What I had in mind is a base LFS system with the following: [...]
> Sounds good!
> > What else?
> if uncluding mc, then its dependencies - at least glib and libffi.
> libssh2 has been handy here too (for virtual sftp file system support),
> though I recognize it is not even in the book :-(
> if not including any graphics library, what's the advantage of links
> over lynx? Just personal preference?
> Uwe
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