LFS Boot Cd

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 29 10:14:16 PDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 13:00 -0400, Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 08:00:18AM -0400, Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> > Hmmm. If I created a /tools dir on the cd, when it's time to link it,
> > would a 'ln -sf $LFS/tools /' work?  If so, I'd have to make a note on
> > the cd to include the -f ...
> I was thinking of including an actual symlink on the CD.

Right. Just set up the symlink to point to /mnt/lfs/tools - makes sense
if we're also already forcing the user to use /mnt/lfs...

> However, I just realized that ISO-9660 doesn't support symlinks without
> Rock Ridge extensions (and maybe it doesn't even support them *with* RR
> extensions, I'm not sure).  Then again, straight ISO-9660 doesn't
> support lowercase filenames, either, or ones longer than 14 characters.
> Well, wait a minute -- is that even how this boot CD works?  (I haven't
> yet tried it.)  Or is there an ext3 FS-in-a-file somewhere?

The iso is in ISO-9660 with RR support.  The sym links are essential for
the writable directories I have mounted on a ramdisk.

Jeremy Huntwork

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