crescencious at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 3 13:31:47 PST 2003
--- PG <pgl1029 at txstate.edu> wrote:
> The "extra" characters you referred to are control
> characters (i.e. eof,
> line feed...etc). This is due to the differences in
> the way O/S' treat
> files. When you edit a file in windows, these
> characters are automatically
> added. You probably can't see them in notepad , but
> if you open with
> something like "Editplus" you'll see them. there are
> some unix utilities for
> dealing with this problem.. check out the man pages
> for unix2dos and
> "Crescencio Calderon" <crescencious at yahoo.com> wrote
> in message
news:20031014223605.50622.qmail at web12811.mail.yahoo.com...
> > I have successfully completed my first LFS. My
> > is 5.0 pre 2. During the process I had several
> > problems, the most important was when trying to
> > on to the lfs partition and got a failure because
> > library was not found. After redoing the ch. 5
> > I realized I was working on a X11 machine, and
> > switched to text mode, and then everything worked.
> > After completing the book, and booting the new
> > got several failures from the inittab file. It
> > some time and research to find that my inittab
> > was corupted. On scren it was identical to that of
> > book, but, I decided to type it again anyhow, then
> > compared the file size of both new and old files.
> > old file had about 30 more characters than the new
> > one.
> > Know where the extra characters came from? I
> > the old file by copy and paste from another pc
> > windows to notepad and then saving it to a
> > The old LFCR problem of text files from DOS &
> > enviroment.
> > Any way, the new file ran without errors and i
> > working LFS. This is my first LFS, so I'll take
> > time before going the BLFS way.
> > Thanks to all, because I could not have done it
> > without all the information I got from you.
> > BTW: I tried to register with the LFS site as lfs
> > user, and got a server internal error, both on
> > Netscape and on Lynx.
you are right, but it is not an issue anymore, because
now I can read the book and work on the same pc
(notebook), and can do the copy and paste with no
problem. Thanks anyway.
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