[lfs-support] What Is "The" LFS Partition?

Philippe Delavalade philippe.delavalade at orange.fr
Mon Nov 5 06:21:11 PST 2012


Le lundi 05 novembre à 14:24, Alan Feuerbacher a écrit :
> Howdy,
> 
> I've done a major reset by giving up on installing an LFS system on my 
> old 32-bit computer, and am now installing it on a new 64-bit system. 
> The new system now has Fedora as the host system. It's installed on 
> /dev/sdb and I want to put LFS on a blank 256G SSD -- /dev/sda.
> 
> In trying to format /dev/sda I'm running into a conceptual problem. I 
> partition the disk into:
> 
> /dev/sda1 for /boot
> /dev/sda2 Extended partition
> /dev/sda5 swap
> /dev/sda6 for /
> /dev/sda7 for /usr
> 
> and so forth. This is following the suggestions in the LFS book, section 
> 2.2.1.3.
> 
> When I go to section 2.3 to create a file system "on the partition", the 
> book says:
> 
> ################
> To create an ext3 file system on the LFS partition, run the following:
> 
> mke2fs -jv /dev/<xxx>
> 
> Replace <xxx> with the name of the LFS partition (hda5 in our previous 
> example).
> ################
> 
> What should "<xxx>" be in the above example?
> 
> I'm confused because the book speaks of "THE" LFS partition, as if there 
> were just one, but there are obviously a number of partitions.

The right one is / (/dev/sda6) and in next section you'll see that you'll
have to mount /usr (don't forget to create the filesystem for it).

IMHO, the /boot can wait but you'll have to take it in consideration later.

-- 
Ph. Delavalade



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