The LFS live CD required me to choose some basic settings like locale, system time, and console settings as it booted up. Though I still have a one-hour-off clock, the other (default) live CD settings seem to be working fine.
First off, I used
cfdisk (a very simple partitioning tool with an
ncurses interface) to partition my disks. Soon I’d set up my disks how I wanted them (after I realized that IDE hard drives are at
/dev/hdn, not like modern SATA hard drives at
- One large
/(root) partition on the main 8.4GB hard disk
- Two partitions on the secondary 2.1GB hard disk
- a 1GB
- a 1.1GB swap partition (to try to offset the tiny amount of RAM
I was going to have a separate
/boot partition as recommended in the LFS book, but decided against it for simplicity’s sake — I doubt I’ll use multiple Linux distros on Pressie at the same time.
Next, I used
mke2fs to format
/home as ext3, and
mkswap to make a swap partition. After that, I mounted the new ext3 and swap partitions — success!
I plugged in a USB thumbdrive loaded with the LFS sources and patches, then copied them to the main 8.4GB drive. I unplugged my thumbdrive and plugged in a mouse (just in case).
So far so good!