LFS Boot Cd
jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jul 28 19:19:52 PDT 2004
Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Thanks in advance for the feedback!
Notes from first boot. I have not tried to do any building yet. The
host (if you can believe, don't shoot me) is a Microsoft Virtual PC 2004
session. I have it on my work computer and deciced to start there
'cause it was handy. I used the 800 option to start 2.4.26 kernel using
vesa fb @ 800x600.
1. Before init starts, the kernel tried to load an aic7xxx module and
fails. VPC sessions have no SCSI devices in them. The error inside a
'dmesg | less' command says:
kmod: failed to execute /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, error = 2
2. Also, the kernel tried to load a 3c59x driver and failed. I could
not find a corresponsding message in the log.
3. Looks like you are using a older bootscripts package that does not
have the console and setfont script. If you choose a FB console, to get
rid of the penguin at the top, you need to run setfont.
4. If we want a potential user to be able to follow the book
explicitly, then /mnt needs to be writable somehow so a /mnt/lfs dir and
mount point can be used.
5. /etc/mtab is empty even though /etc/fstab mounts /proc and /dev/pts.
6. The list of old style devices seems light. Probably a base
make_devices script run. Is this enough for a multi-purpose boot cd?
7. The / filesystem is RO and so you cannot create a symbolic link
Now for things I liked:
1. I love the boot splash screen at the lilo prompt. Very nice.
2. The modules that did come up enabled a lot of my hardware that I
needed - nic for one and dhcp did not flinch.
3. I like the greeting and lynx setup.
More later when I try on real hardware and attempt a 5.1.1 stable build.
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