Ticket 2156 - LFS LiveCD is dead

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 11 22:40:27 PDT 2008


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2156
>
> I have changed my copy of the book to read.
> ------------
>   As an alternative to installing a separate distribution onto your machine, you 
> may wish to use the Linux From Scratch LiveCD. The CD works well as a host 
> system, providing all the tools you need to successfully follow the instructions 
> in this book. Unfortunately, development of the LiveCD has not progressed 
> recently and it only contains older versions of the source packages, patches, 
> and this book. For more information about the LFS LiveCD or to download a copy, 
> visit http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/.
>
> Note
>
> The LFS LiveCD might not work on newer hardware configurations, failing to boot 
> or failing to detect some devices, like SATA hard drives.
> -------------
>
> The web page that is the link target will also need to be updated.
>
> Should I commit this?
>
>    -- Bruce
>   
No.  IIUC, it doesn't contain m4 and cannot build current trunk until m4 
is moved up in chapter 5, however, as soon as that happens, the text 
above should work nicely.

-- DJ Lucas


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