LFS starting from Windows XP
eesnimi.perenimi.002 at mail.ee
Sat Jan 3 11:09:41 PST 2004
Albert Wagner wrote:
> 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.
If you have it FAT 32 then defragment it and use fips.
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