using non HDD system as host

billyoc at billyoc at
Tue Oct 22 18:26:36 PDT 2002

In article <GHENKLLMGBHCANMFELBJGEHGCDAA.emiller at>, "Eric Miller" wrote:
> Does anyone have any experiences/feedback with using a boot disk or CD-based
> install (slackware, coollinux, etc) as a host system for building LFS?
> I would like to try to build a LFS 4.0 system, (built a 3.0 system already)
> but perform the install from a system that is not on the same physical HDD.
> So, boot to a floppy or CD with a small host system and necessary utils,
> make the lfs partition on the hard drive, do the rest of chapter 5 working
> inside the floppy/cd host system, then chroot onto the disk system.
> Is this possible?  What are the potential problems?  What are the base utils
> I need on the host to complete the static install in cht 5?
I've used gentoo for LFS 3.3, and the LFS boot cd for LFS 4.0.  No
problems that I noticed.

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