How to backup LFS to Bootable CD

Bill's LFS Login lfsbill at nospam.dot
Wed Nov 19 12:11:16 PST 2003


On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, lanas wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 17:58:14 +0700
> Antony Chang <yungchen at indosat.net.id> wrote:
>
> > Hi, How can I backup LFS to a bootable CD ? so if I screwed up my
> > system, I could just restore them back to a partition.
>
> It's actually very easy to make a bootable CD.  The trick is to make an
> initrd ram disk file that will boot all of a LFS system (that is, /bin
> /sbin and /lib) in ram.  It requires 15 Mb (LFS 4.0) out of a 16 Mb ram
> disk. Once you have LFS booted and running from ram, you can mount the
> rest of your CD with all the rest of your LFS system (mainly, /usr) and
> you can reformat your hard disk(s) and re-install everything in a snap
> as it was compiled ans saved before, or have it recompiled fresh.  Of
> course I'm talking here of a LFS 4.0 without BLFS.  I didn't get around
> at booting X from ram yet.
>
> By the way, it's also very easy to boot from a USB stick (256 Mb and
> more) if the system board supports it.

I'm in a foul mood today, I guess. You exceeded 10 lines! And that
didn't even discuss the making of the CD proper. ;)

>
> Cheers,
>
> Alain
>

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