Installing LFS on hd[x] for another machine

lanas lanas at
Sat Feb 12 10:19:56 PST 2005

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 09:46:04 -0600
William <kb0iic at> wrote:


> For grub, just make a grub bootdisk with the instructions in the
> book.  Install the drive in the other machine. Determine if you are
> going to install it as {primary,secondary}/{master,slave} and make
> note of it. Just boot from your floppy, if you have one, or use a live
> cd since it is using grub, too, and then setup your drive just like in
> the book but just changing the number ya use to locate the drive.

Thanks for the info.  The idea is, to prepare a hard disk that will be
used on another machine as sole hard disk, meaning that the machine
should boot immediately from that prepared disk without any other
configuration (i.e. by first booting from a CD, a floppy, USB stick,

So maybe what you described with the setup of the grub
configuration from a floppy or CD can be done while the hard disk is
still being prepared on the main computer (i.e. when it is still hdb
and not hda). I'll give it a try.

Any ideas are welcomed.



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