Power Host Machine

Richard A Downing richard.downing at bcs.org.uk
Thu Jan 23 15:45:12 PST 2003


Rob Millerd wrote:
> Just wondering if it's OK to have a powerful host machine and then move
> the hard drive to an older computer.  For example I have a PIII 730MHz
> with 256 megs of ram as my host computer.  I'm building a LFS system to
> be a dial-up router computer to run on an old 386 133MHz with 16megs of
> ram.  I noticed while installing Binutils that it said i686.  does this
> matter?  Will I have any problems running LFS on the old computer in
> this situation?
> 
> Thanks

Rob,
Please read the crosscompiling hint.  It explains everything. Then use the
one of the two uname hacks - I prefer the Kernel hack myself.
Richard.
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