Kernel Minimums

john smith john at
Fri Dec 10 02:03:20 PST 2004

I would like to do just have you have suggested.
I have a LFS 4.0-RC1 system running on an old k6-200.
I have installed a second 1.3g hdd and was hoping I would be able to use my 
current LFS system to build  a new system just to act as a firewall.

Not knowing much about linux...

Would it be better to statically build all of the few programs I will need 
to minimise the time it takes to setup this machine?  Is there any other 
advantages to doing this?

Is it as simple and changing some environment variables and then installing 
packages as per chapter 6 with static links?


"John Gay" <johngay at> wrote in message 
news:200412071954.39516.johngay at
> On Tuesday 07 December 2004 17:46, Jeremy Utley wrote:
>> DHAJOGLO wrote:

> Or, built LFS on one root partition, then use that to build just what he 
> wants
> into another root partition, using the books technique with chroot to test 
> if
> the minimal system actually runs. This has two advantages.
> 1) He only installs those packages that he wants, rather than trying to 
> figure
> out what to remove.
> 2) The build environment is a separate system from the target system. Once
> he's finalised what the final system needs, he can tar it up, put it on CD
> and install it onto other boxes fairly easily.
> I agree with Matt that the "From Powerup to Bash" Howto will be of great
> assistance, but LFS is probably the best way to get there.
> Cheers,
> John Gay 

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