building an LFS image

Subhash Chandra mr.subhash at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 21:26:38 PST 2005


Hi,

AFAIK I think you can tar the "/" and bzip it. When you want to use
it, the only thing you have to do apart from untarring would be to run
grub-install.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

On 11/14/05, IraqiGeek <geek at iraqigeek.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Finally finished building LFS, and its booting fine. Now I want to make an
> image file of the LFS system. The system was built on a vmware machine with
> a virtual drive 4GB in size (3.7GB of which are for the root filesystem, and
> 300MB for swap space), and df reports that I am using 437MB of space (isnt
> that a bit high considering that /tools was deleted along with the sources
> directory). Anyway, if I use dd to make an image of the build into a file on
> a second virtual hard disk, I get a 3.7GB image file.
>
> How can I build an image file that has the same size of the LFS build files?
>
> Thanks,
> IraqiGeek
>
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