[lfs-support] Boot LFS from usb

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Tue Jan 8 01:23:13 PST 2013


On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 19:18 -0500, Baho Utot wrote:
> I am trying to put LFS on a thumbdrive to use a rescue/fixit system.
> 
> When I boot it can not find the usb drive and filesystem.  I have the 
> correct filesystem built into the kernel, not as a module
> 
> I am miising something in my kernel config.
> This system boots fine from a hard drive, just won't boot when I put it 
> on a thumb drive
> 
> Any one known what needs to be set in the kernel to allow booting from 
> thumb drive?

You're booting from a USB device, so the obvious answer would be the USB
drivers. Are they built in, or modules? In particular, the usb-storage
module, without which the kernel certainly isn't going to find a USB
storage device...

Simon.
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