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hey all! driver support etc is really lacking with the LFS cd on my hardware so i cant really see this as a viable option to build from are there ...
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    Other Distros i can use to build LFS


    hey all!

    driver support etc is really lacking with the LFS cd on my hardware so i cant really see this as a viable option to build from

    are there any other live cd's that i can use to build lfs? from what i understand the LFS has a compiler and everything else built in i need

    so if i used another Distro, how could i make sure i had said things?


    Thanks,

    Dom

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    You can chroot into LFS from any LiveCD, and once you do that, you can continue the install as if you were actually logged into LFS.
    Check this link for more info.
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    i used an actual install of debian to do LFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    i used an actual install of debian to do LFS
    how did you go about doing that?

    do i need to isntall something from the lfs live cd to my harddrive before i even begin building a system?

    i just thought you used the live cd as the host system to build the actual system yourself

    unless the host system is a base system already installed onto the computer and i need the live cd to interact with said host?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    You can chroot into LFS from any LiveCD, and once you do that, you can continue the install as if you were actually logged into LFS.
    Check this link for more info.
    Chrooting into a Linux environment
    that is actually an incredibly viable option...

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    I had a VM that i installed the debian base system on

    then i followed the instructions to create LFS, this was over a year ago so I don't remember exactly, but those are basically the 2 things I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    I had a VM that i installed the debian base system on

    then i followed the instructions to create LFS, this was over a year ago so I don't remember exactly, but those are basically the 2 things I did
    thats good enough for me

    i just wasnt aware you needed a physical host system to receive all the input from building lfs.

    ill look into that

    thank you

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    you don't need one afaik, i just did it that way because it was easiest for me

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