stripping down lfs

Smartboy smartboyathome at
Wed Jun 23 17:51:09 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Eric Miller <miller.eric.t at> wrote:
> im not familiar with doesn't look like a stand alone distro,
> but rather a rollup of basic linux essentials in one package.
> so, you guys are suggesting that i put busybox on a stripped down LFS system
> and rock out with that?
> yes the .dd images (there are two of them to choose from) will be on the
> live CD as well.
> I still am unclear on how to determine smartly what I can strip.....
> I'm building another LFS now to use as a base....
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at>
> wrote:
>> Eric Miller wrote:
>> > hey all...haven't been here since 2002 lolz.
>> >
>> > I'm hoping to build a stripped down LFS to use on a livecd that will do
>> > one
>> > thing only:  present the user with a simple scripted text menu, and then
>> > (based on the menu input) .dd an image to a usb thumb drive.
>> You might consider using busybox.
>> You could "unmaster" the LiveCD, and then strip the image down to
>> just what you need, install busybox, then remaster it.
>> Mike
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I would actually suggest looking at the tinycore linux project to see
if you can find a list of packages it includes. They managed to create
a minimal CLI system which only takes up 10MBs of space. In fact, this
might be a faster approach since they have good docs on how to modify
it to do what you want. :)


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