Is Knoppix a suitable Build Environment for LFS?

Jens Hülser alphabingo at
Sat Apr 24 01:05:25 PDT 2004

> 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.
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If you're going to use a swap partition of about 500M or bigger, there's 
no need to use Knooppix. I'll use a swap partition of that size for my 
lfs, but at the moment this partition contains a minimum debian install. 
This way I have no trouble with accidentially 'forgotten' data as I don't 
have to rely on a f***ing ramdisk (a great thing to save data 
temporarily, but I surely would mess up things when I'd use one to create 
my lfs), and as soon as my lfs is bootable, I'll just type in 'mkswap 
/dev/hdb2', get rid of debian and have a fine swap partition at the same 
time :-) In Germany we say "Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen"- 
unfortunately I don't know something similar in English... Translation 
could be: "Killing two flies with one hit"


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