LFS LiveCDs 6.2-4 and 6.3-pre1 released

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Mon Dec 18 05:06:36 PST 2006

The LFS LiveCD Team is proud to announce the release of x86-6.2-4 and
x86-6.3-pre1 versions of the LFS LiveCD. Both versions should be treated as
betas, the stable release is still x86-6.2-3.

If you are unable to start Xorg on the 6.2-3 CD because your monitor reports
its maximum dot clock as 0 MHz, as a workaround, add the "NoDDC" option to
the "Device" xorg.conf section that corresponds to your video card. The bug
(caused by a LiveCD-specific Xorg patch) is fixed properly in the new CDs.

The following features are (temporarily?) dropped:

  * PATA patches from Alan Cox - not available officially for linux-2.6.18,
and nobody is interested in continued testing of the outdated 2.6.16 patch.

  * Proprietary video drivers: NVIDIA driver crashes even on 2D graphics,
ATI driver is too fat.

  * PACO patch for jhalfs - not available for jhalfs-2.1

The CD images should soon become available from the usual places mentioned
at http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/download.html . For now, download
from http://ums.usu.ru/~patrakov/x86/ , but the files will be removed from
this temporary location once all the mirrors become up to date.

The version 6.2-4 of the CD is built using LFS 6.2 and many BLFS packages
from the SVN branch. Source packages for LFS 6.2, and the LFS book itself,
are included on the LiveCD. The CD is also suitable as a host for building
x86 and x86_64 CLFS systems. The main new feature of this CD is major
updates of BLFS packages as compared to the previous (6.2-3) release.

Simultaneously, the x86-6.3-pre1 CD is released. Its only difference from
the 6.2-4 version is that it is based on LFS SVN (plus upstream gcc fixes
and installation of asm/unaligned.h). The BLFS packages are _exactly_ the
same as in 6.2-4.

It is recommended that you download both versions and compare them. We are
especially interested in bugs that can be reproduced only on one of them,
because this would indicate either a bug in LFS SVN, or something for the
BLFS team to consider (because they still target LFS-6.2).

Please mail any comments to the LFS LiveCD mailing list.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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