LFS on 1GB ?

TheOldFellow theoldfellow at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 00:05:58 PDT 2005

Jean Arnaud wrote:
> Joel Miller wrote:
>> Jean Arnaud wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I got an old P133 with only one gigabyte hard disk.
>>> Since i'm new to LFS, i'd like to know if it is possible to do a LFS
>>> installation on it ?
>>> Thanks
>> The answer is yes and no. My final install, with debugging symbols
>> left in, is less than 500 MB. The problem is, I think you need more
>> space than that during the build to store the source tarballs and the
>> extracted sources. What you might want to try is building on a host
>> that has more space, and then moving the system over to your p133. If
>> you end up using a different target triplet for the machine you build
>> on, you should see the x86 cross-compiling hint at the hints project.
> Ok i think i will compile everything on my Athlon Tbird 1,2GHz, and then
> put the hard disk on the old pentium box. Is there any significant
> difference between this two configuration ?

Make sure that you don't use optimizations specific to the Athlon.
The P133 is a i586, I think, so you might need the uname hack to fool
the compiler on the Athlon (i686) into building i586 code.  There is a
hint somewhere on this in the hints project.


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