[lfs-support] Use VM to do LFS

Li, David LiD at cloudshield.com
Mon Jan 16 20:54:49 PST 2012

Are you trying to create initramfs in addition to the kernel image?  Were you ever able to mount the initramfs as the final file  system? I had an impression that LFS doesn't support initramfs creation (or it doesn't provide instructions how to do it).


>Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:09:25 +1300
>From: Steve Crosby <steve.crosby at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: 
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>On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Li, David <LiD at cloudshield.com> wrote:
>> I am new to LFS and am very interested in using a virtual machine (e.g virtual
>box vm). Is this something documented in the book already. Does this mean
>it's doable?
>> Thanks.
>Works fine. Building current SVN using VMWare 7 workstation on Windows
>(using SLAX Live-CD as a host) as I type this (mainly to
>test\experiment with instructions\hints for initramfs and systemd)
>Only caveats to be aware of are making sure your eventual kernel
>configuration (and selected host distribution) support the VM drivers
>used for disk and networking by your VM system.
>-- -
>Steve Crosby

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