LiveCD rebuild help requested

Roger Young r.young at
Thu Jun 7 18:28:47 PDT 2007

(I sent this before but it may not have arrived)

Hello, I am new to LFS though have had a few
years experience with Linux (Slackware). I would
like to use LFS LiveCD as a standalone rescue
disk, and it works fine on my system except for
the network card. In my case I have an ethernet 
adapter which connects to a router
(and through that to the internet). The ethernet
adapter is the onboard Attansic L1 Gigabit.
For my Slackware linux system I compiled the driver 
supplied by ASUS as a module: atl1.o.

The ethernet adapter on my ASUS m/b is not
recognized by LiveCD. So I would like to be able 
to rebuild the LFS LiveCD to include the Attansic 
ethernet driver.

I followed the procedure described in the 
lfscd-remastering-howto up to the point:

>In the chroot, change the current directory to /build, and install any
>additional packages you want. Modify other files as necessary.

This is where I am uncertain how to proceed: specifically
how can I compile and install the Attansic driver for the 
LiveCD kernel (2.6.16)? As far as I can determine there are 
no compilers included with the CD. And what about header 
files and so on?

Can someone point me to some documentation, or to
a thread in this list which describes in more detail
what is meant by the phrase "install any additional 
packages you want"?

Thanks for your assistance,
Roger Young.

Dr. Roger Young
Industrial Research Ltd             Telephone: 64-4-5690-247
Applied Mathematics                 Fax:       64-4-5690-003        
P O Box 31-310, Lower Hutt	    Internet:  R.Young at
New Zealand.                       

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