backup lfs 6.2 to dvd?

Luca liliana.perossa at
Wed Oct 11 01:30:10 PDT 2006

Alexander Stellwag wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 08:07:34PM -0700, Arden wrote:
>> After building and successfully booting LFS 6.2  I would like to
>> backup the system I have made so far. If I burn a copy of the system
>> onto a dvd can it be restored without any special problems? will
>> everything copy successfully? I have never done this before and if
>> anyone has any 
>> advice I would really appreciate. thanks Arden
> Have a look at this hint:
> It does not exactly what you want but it might be a starting point.
> Apart from that: I usually do the following after "major upgrades":
> - boot the final system via LFS Live-CD
> - mount all filesystems unter /mnt (except proc, sys, dev/pts)
> - tar up /mnt using "tar cfpjv /some/other/path/lfs.tar.bz2 /mnt/*"
> - burn the tarball onto DVD.
> This makes shure that everything gets copied and that all the file and
> directory permissions are set up right.
> cheers,
> Alex
Hi Arden!

Yesterday I talked with Alexander on a project I am working on to create
{C,H,L,B}FS Live/Installation CDs and maybe DVD images. As I said it
takes a lot of time to work upon, cause it takes care of all the
dependencies (something like ALFS project} and I don't really know when
I put this project on fire to see it if works correcly, it should then
pass a lot of testing and then finally I have to talk again with the
original developer. As I said to Alexander I'll post on livecd mailing
list the work in progress, results of tests, etc...

Feel free to email me directly.


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