r1065 - html/trunk/livecd

bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Mar 8 13:25:08 PST 2010


Author: bdubbs
Date: 2010-03-08 14:25:07 -0700 (Mon, 08 Mar 2010)
New Revision: 1065

Modified:
   html/trunk/livecd/index.html
Log:
Add a note that the packages and the book on the LiveCD are
far out of date.


Modified: html/trunk/livecd/index.html
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--- html/trunk/livecd/index.html	2010-03-05 21:48:07 UTC (rev 1064)
+++ html/trunk/livecd/index.html	2010-03-08 21:25:07 UTC (rev 1065)
@@ -2,48 +2,66 @@
 <!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
 <!--#include virtual="menu.html" -->
     <div class="main">
-     <h1>What is the LFS LiveCD?</h1>
-     <p>A LiveCD is a CD that is able to boot your system into a 'live', working
-	operating system, independent of anything on your hard drive. It's a little
-	different than an installation CD, which boots your system into a program that
-	will guide you through the installation of some system onto your hard drive.
-	With a LiveCD, you have an entire system contained on the CD and with that, the freedom
-	to do nearly anything that a system installed on your hard drive can.</p>
-     <!-- FIXME: the fact that LFS LiveCD is not a "perfect" Linux system is a bug. -->
-     <p>The LFS LiveCD is geared specifically toward providing a reliable host system for
-	the purpose of building <a href="/lfs/index.html">Linux From Scratch</a>.
-	Therefore, it may not be what you would envision as a "perfect" Linux system. It should,
-	however, provide you with a comfortable enough environment so that you can, in turn,
-	build your own "perfect" system.
-     </p>
-     <p>For a more detailed description of the current version of the LiveCD read the
-	<a href="/livecd/documentation.html">documentation</a>.</p>
+
+    <div style="margin: 10px;background-color:#ddd">
+      <b>Note:</b> The LiveCD is no longert being maintained.  The CD
+      still works well for many purposes, including as a vehicle to
+      build LFS.  The packages and the rendered LFS book on the CD are 
+      quite out of date.   To use the CD to build LFS, download the book
+      and all packages from one of the mirrors.
+    </div>
+
+    <h1>What is the LFS LiveCD?</h1>
+     
+     <p>A LiveCD is a CD that is able to boot your system into a 'live',
+     working operating system, independent of anything on your hard drive. It's
+     a little different than an installation CD, which boots your system into a
+     program that will guide you through the installation of some system onto
+     your hard drive.  With a LiveCD, you have an entire system contained on
+     the CD and with that, the freedom to do nearly anything that a system
+     installed on your hard drive can.</p> <!-- FIXME: the fact that LFS LiveCD
+     is not a "perfect" Linux system is a bug. -->
+     
+     <p>The LFS LiveCD is geared specifically toward providing a reliable host
+     system for the purpose of building <a href="/lfs/index.html">Linux From
+     Scratch</a>.  Therefore, it may not be what you would envision as a
+     "perfect" Linux system. It should, however, provide you with a comfortable
+     enough environment so that you can, in turn, build your own "perfect"
+     system.  </p>
+     
+     <p>For a more detailed description of the current version of the LiveCD
+     read the <a href="/livecd/documentation.html">documentation</a>.</p>
+     
      <h2>Why would I want to use the LFS LiveCD?</h2>
-     <p><em>It provides a known good host for building LFS</em><br /> 
-	At times, Linux distros are built in such a way that make it difficult to successfully
-	build LFS using that distro as a host. Their releases may even contain bugs that are really
-	only exposed with heavy compiling, as is done when building LFS. The LiveCD has been tested
-	thoroughly and is known to successfully build the current version of LFS without deviation.
-     </p>
-     <p><em>Removes the LFS prerequisite of having a Linux distro installed on your system</em><br />
-	To build LFS, you need to have a host Linux system with development tools. In this case, the 
-	LiveCD <i>is</i> the host system. This allows you to build LFS onto a completely blank machine,
-	if you so desire.
-     </p>
-     <p><em>Doubles as a rescue CD</em><br />
-	Having a LiveCD close at hand can be a life saver if your system breaks or suddenly refuses
-	to boot. You can boot the CD, fix the error on your local system, reboot, and voila!
-     </p>
-     <p><em>Includes all sources and the LFS Book</em><br />
-	This spares you from having to download all the packages individually, which can be quite
-	time consuming. It also removes the need for a working internet connection.</p>
      
+     <p><em>It provides a known good host for building LFS</em><br /> At times,
+     Linux distros are built in such a way that make it difficult to
+     successfully build LFS using that distro as a host. Their releases may
+     even contain bugs that are really only exposed with heavy compiling, as is
+     done when building LFS. The LiveCD has been tested thoroughly and is known
+     to successfully build the current version of LFS without deviation.  </p>
+     
+     <p><em>Removes the LFS prerequisite of having a Linux distro installed on
+     your system</em><br /> To build LFS, you need to have a host Linux system
+     with development tools. In this case, the LiveCD <i>is</i> the host
+     system. This allows you to build LFS onto a completely blank machine, if
+     you so desire.  </p>
+     
+     <p><em>Doubles as a rescue CD</em><br /> Having a LiveCD close at hand can
+     be a life saver if your system breaks or suddenly refuses to boot. You can
+     boot the CD, fix the error on your local system, reboot, and voila!  </p>
+     
+     <p><em>Includes all sources and the LFS Book</em><br /> This spares you
+     from having to download all the packages individually, which can be quite
+     time consuming. It also removes the need for a working internet
+     connection.</p>
+     
      <h2>Who's who:</h2>
      <ul>
-        <li>Project Leader/Maintainer: Jeremy Huntwork</li>
-	<li>Maintainer/i18n: Alexander Patrakov</li>
-	<li>Maintainer: Thomas Pegg</li>
-        <!--<li>Maintainer: Andrew Sanch</li>-->
+         <li>Project Leader/Maintainer: Jeremy Huntwork</li>
+         <li>Maintainer/i18n: Alexander Patrakov</li>
+         <li>Maintainer: Thomas Pegg</li>
+         <!--<li>Maintainer: Andrew Sanch</li>-->
      </ul>
 
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