[lfs-support] What Is "The" LFS Partition?
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 08:12:35 PST 2012
Philippe Delavalade wrote:
> Le lundi 05 novembre à 14:24, Alan Feuerbacher a écrit :
>> 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
For an SSD drive, I suggest getting gptdisk (fdisk syntax) or gparted
(challenging syntax) and partitioning the drive as a gpt drive. The
first partition should be at sector 2048 or 1 MB. Make /boot 1 M, swap
2G, / 20G, and /home as desired. I like to leave some space. I advise
against a separate /usr. The reasons for that (small, expensive disk
drives) are not really valid any more.
For an ssd drive, you will want to disable atime *after* completing LFS.
/dev/sdc6 / ext4 noatime,discard,data=writeback
There are no extended partitions for a gpt partitions disk. None are
>> and so forth. This is following the suggestions in the LFS book, section
>> 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
>> What should "<xxx>" be in the above example?
mkfs -t ext2 /dev/sda1
mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sda6
mount /dev/sda6 /mnt/lfs
Mount sda1 as /boot in chapter 6. You don't need any others while
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