Is Knoppix a suitable Build Environment for LFS?

Rick S. llrickll at
Fri Apr 23 16:43:37 PDT 2004

I just finished a LFS build using Knoppix as a host and it worked better
than I could have expected.

It was necessary to recreate my mount point for the lfs volume each time I
restarted because the /mnt directory is on a ram disk. Also, at the
beginning of chapter 6, I had to issue the command "chmod 666 /dev/ptmx" to
get pty's working.

I am a "newbie" and this was my first LFS attempt. I learned alot -- kudos
to the contributors that made this book possible!

Good luck & have fun!


"Bryan Breen" <Bryan.C.Breen.1 at> wrote in message
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> At 15:59 4/23/04 -0500, Tom Black wrote:
> >I know I can try it and find out, but i'm hoping someone here has the
> >answer.
> >
> >Is Knoppix (3.3) a suitable build environment for building an LFS
> >system?  In other words does it have all the tools.
> >I've poked around abit on this one, and I've found lots of "how do I
> >make a bootable LFS like knoppix" but that's not what I want to know.
> Back in January (I think) a bunch of folks posted in the LFS lists about a
few of the extra concerns and steps necessary with using Knoppix (since it
isn't a permanent system) but suggest it is perfectly feasible.
> Just do a quick search in the archives for "Knoppix" and it should give
you the pointers you need.
> -- 
> - Bryan
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