[lfs-support] Q: Diskless boot and initramfs final mount using LFS

Matijn Woudt tijnema at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 10:39:13 PST 2012


On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Firerat <firer4t at googlemail.com> wrote:
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> On Jan 11, 2012 5:22 PM, "Li, David" <LiD at cloudshield.com> wrote:
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>> Hi,
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>> I am totally new to LFS but very interested to see how I can use it for my
>> requirements.
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>> I ‘ll need to custom build a Linux distribution that eventually has to
>> meet requirements:
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>> 1.       Smaller than 200MB (kernel + intramfs image files).
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> Embeded lfs (see CLFS ) may be more suited to your needs
> Been a while since I read that ,I think it details things like busybox to
> keep the size down

uClibc instead of glibc is also helping. It's definitely possible.
There's a project called Tor, they have a 5.3M ramdisk with linux and
their Tor server in it, so it should be possible to build a system
with 200 MB.

Matijn



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