[ANNOUNCE] LFS LiveCD x86-6.2-2

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Mon Aug 14 21:25:17 PDT 2006


The LFS LiveCD Team is proud to announce the release of the x86-6.2-2
version of the LFS LiveCD. This version is built using LFS 6.2 and many
BLFS packages from the SVN branch. Source packages for LFS 6.2, and the
LFS book itself, are included on the LiveCD.

Mirrors: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/download.html

The main change is that the CD now includes a 64-bit kernel for x86_64 
(type "linux64" at the boot prompt). This makes it possible to use the 
"chroot" scenario from the CLFS book when building a CLFS x86_64 system 
(either pure 64-bit, or multilib) from this CD. Userspace on the CD is 
still 32-bit, and the old 32-bit kernel is still available for those 
people who have 32-bit PCs.

Other changes:

  * Irssi now in understands the "/charset" command as an alias of 
"/recode add". So, only GAIM doesn't understand this command now on the CD.
  * Lilo has been upgraded to a version that has the device mapper patch 
integrated.
  * Keymap configuration: fixed English (GB), added Dutch (Belgium).

If the old 6.2-1 CD works for you, there is no reason to upgrade.

Thanks to defumar from #lfs-support and to Joe Ciccone for pre-release 
testing of the 64-bit kernel.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov




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