Boot vs Chroot

Puvvada, Vijay B. VIJAY.B.PUVVADA at
Sun Nov 20 07:54:05 PST 2005


That's what I was kind of thinking but I figured it was better safe to


On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 10:48 -0500, Joe Ciccone wrote:
> Puvvada, Vijay B. wrote:
> >Hello All, 
> > 
> >I am trying to build a linux-from-scratch for a Cerf-Cube 405EP that
> I 
> >have lying around so that I can learn how to build a full
> distribution. 
> > 
> >My host environment is a Redhat Fedora Core 4 distribution on a dell 
> >laptop (x86) and my target is the cerfcube 405ep (ppc).  As such,
> I'm 
> >not using the live cd. 
> > 
> >I am following the online version of the CLFS book (which rocks) and
> so 
> >far I have successfully built the cross-tools and temporary tools
> (so 
> >that would put me at the end of chapter 6). 
> > 
> >At this point, I am trying to decide whether to boot or chroot to 
> >complete the installation.  In terms of deployment, I was going to
> setup 
> >some form of netboot and then disk on flash.  I figured I could
> build 
> >the entire distribution first and then setup netboot, etc after.   
> > 
> >I am afraid I can't figure out which way to go.  I don't think I
> really 
> >understand the pros and cons of either method. 
> > 
> >Vij 
> >   
> > 
> You can only chroot when your host system can run the binaries. Say, 
> alpha -> alpha. Since you are doing x86 -> ppc you need to boot
> because 
> your x86 kernel can not run ppc binaries.

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