Anyone succesfully set up LFS on colinux?

Wei Hu wei.hoo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 23:33:41 PDT 2006


On 7/1/06, Wei Hu <wei.hoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/1/06, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/30/06, Wei Hu <wei.hoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 6/30/06, Ken Moffat <ken at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >  You have a kernel config , so why don't you use the version of
> > > > 2.6.16 in the book (or the current 2.6.16 version), copy that config
> > > > to .config, then answer each of the questions from 'make oldconfig'
> > > > ?
> > >
> > > The problem is that in order to run Linux kernel on top of Windows,
> > > colinux has to patch Linux's source code.  Up till now they only have
> > > patch for 2.6.12, so I won't be able to get 2.6.16 working.
> >
> > Am I the only one that's really confused? Is your intention to run LFS
> > over Windows?
>
> Well, colinux (www.colinux.org) is a way to virtualize linux so that
> it can run in Windows.  Most part of it is run natively so the speed
> is pretty fast.
> Although it feels pretty much like a real Linux, it is not as
> transparent as VMWare, e.g., the kernel needs to be patched.
>

In other words, colinux is not a distro.  It's comparable to VMWare and Xen.



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