Installing lfs on same partition as linux system.

Florin Boariu florin at
Thu Nov 9 06:53:02 PST 2000

My guess is "yes", but you will need to be aware of some things:

1) Use a chroot'ed environment as soon as possible. Most packages
understand and resprect a --prefix-option, but not all of them (LaTeX for
example doesn't, although you're not likely to install LaTeX on a
firewall). You probably don't want your running system to be messed up by
unwanted newly installed files, and you don't want your new system to be
unable to run because of missing files which were actually installed in
your old system. Symlinks are also quite messy (unless you only have
relative links).

2) You'll need some fantasy in order to untar the system on the target
machine if that machine does not already have an OS. But it's doable, for
example with a mini-linux bootdisk (tomsrtbt, alfalinux etc) and an
FTP-Connection to the laptop.

3) Try not to optimize the code for a Pentium. Configure-scripts are
likely to build the makefiles that way if you don't specify any
options. Use --host=i486-linux-gnu, that should work (shouldn't it?)

Good luck!


On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Tommy Moore wrote:

> Hi listers. I'm wanting to build an lfs system on my laptop for another machine to act as a firewall and I don't want to do it on the actual box because its a 486 and compiling everything will be pretty slow if I have to take that route.
> So the question is, can I compile and build everything on the laptop and make a big tar file and drop it on the 486 system?
> thanks for any help you may be able to offer.
> Tommy.

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