LFS starting from Windows XP
alwagner at tcac.net
Sat Jan 3 10:27:09 PST 2004
My old machine with LFS 4.0 and LFS 4.1 died with a hardware problem. I
bought a new machine with Windows XP installed. It came with the whole
harddisk allocated to C: I know next to nothing about Windows. The new
machine also has a CD-RW drive, which I also know nothing about. So, I
would appreciate some advice about how best to proceed.
(1) I can discover no way to shrink the partition size of the C: drive, so I
assume that I will just have to go cold turkey and lose the Windows
installation when I repartition.
(2) I have downloaded Jeremy's boot cd from www.jutley.org/bootcd. This
downloaded as a *.bz2 file. How do I unpack this on Windows in prep for
burning? I have never burned a cd before. Does this cd have the necessary
program for repartitioning the harddrive? (fdisk I assume).
(3) I also have SuSE 7.1 disks. Are these adequate for use as a host for
building LFS 5.0?
Any other caveats I should be aware of? Once partitioning starts I will be
without the ability to email or download for a time. Kinda spooky.
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