installing lfs onto primary ide with no other os's

Jon Eisenstein jeisen at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 29 09:43:06 PST 2001


> Is there an easier way to put LFS on an ide drive all by itself, than what is
> described in the mini-LILO howto?  (with no other OS having been preliminarily
> installed on the drive)

You'd need to enter the code in machine code from the start, like the old
PCs which had people keying in code from switches on the front panel. The
only thing you really need if you don't want to do that is a working C
compiler, but you would have to have some OS beforehand. Therefore, the
only practical way to create LFS on a previously-unbootable computer is to
compile a kernel and several key components on another machine.


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