How to backup LFS to Bootable CD

Antony Chang yungchen at
Thu Nov 20 02:39:23 PST 2003

On Thursday 20 November 2003 02:34, lanas wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 17:58:14 +0700
> Antony Chang <yungchen at> 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.
> Cheers,
> Alain

Hi, Alain, Thanks for the information. Do you have or know any step by step 
guide which I could download ?


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