LFS-6.5 8.3. Linux-

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Tue Feb 23 05:54:35 PST 2010

Simon Geard wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:58:56 -0500, Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com>
> wrote:
>> Yikes.....my hand done builds and my now scripts/Makefile/Build system 
>> worked so far!
>> On i686 or x86_64 platform......
>> I want to boot this from a USB thumb drive.
>> Any pointers on what I need to set?
> Since you're booting off USB storage, USB support needs to be built-in, not
> compiled as a module. Conversely, anything relating to IDE/SATA support can
> be made a module, since it's no longer needed to boot. Otherwise, a flash
> drive should be fairly similar to any other system...

Ok thanks, I would have missed the SATA/IDE as modules, I did pickup on 
that it is a good thing to have ext2/3 built in.
>> Also is there a "generic" config file around for i686?
>> Just the basic minimal needed, so I can add things as I go.
> Not really. X86 hardware is so varied, there's no such thing as generic,
> short of enabling every possible driver like the distros do. And that's
> certainly not what you'd call minimal. The kernel defaults are as good a
> starting point as any, but you'd still be spending half an hour or so going
> through the menus, working out what's relevant to you and what isn't.
> Simon.
What I was hoping for is that if you look at each section separtly in 
the kernel configuration, I think there are things that need to be set 
as in BSD accounting etc that would/is required for LFS,  I understand 
that one can't get generic on the hardware.  If there was a kernel 
config that had everything that "must" be set then I could take that and 
add the hardware piece to it.

I'll try a make mrproper/make xconfig and see how it goes, first looking 
at everything but the hardware piece, save that as a start and then add 
the hardware.


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