Bootdisks and Bootable CDs.

WanSLenowski wanslenowski at yifan.net
Mon Sep 11 18:02:12 PDT 2000


On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> > While it is undoubtedly vital to the idea of (a)lfs that people get the
> > know-how to do it themselves, we should ensure that it is possible for
> > people with no linux (or other POSIX/*NIX) OS installed to do the job.
> > That means downloaded images or purchased (at cost) CD-ROMs
> >
> > If you disagree, you may as well argue that everyone write their own GCC
> > from scratch ;o)
>
> Point well taken. But why download some slackware or redhat boot image when
> you can create one yourself? It's not as difficult as writing gcc from
> scratch.

Creating a bootdisk can teach you a few things about Linux in general
that downloading cannot.  The Bootdisk-HOWTO is a little rough the first
time through, but a few pointers will make it more acceptable.





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