How to backup LFS to Bootable CD

lanas lanas at t-online.de
Wed Nov 19 20:15:29 PST 2003


On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:11:16 -0500 (EST)
Bill's LFS Login <lfsbill at nospam.dot> wrote:

> 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. ;)

Did I also mention the /etc config files ? ;-)


Cheers,

Alain



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