[Clfs-support] bin86 and lilo

Koornstra, Reinoud koornstra at hp.com
Wed Apr 1 15:28:26 PDT 2009

Ok, clear.
I just continued building logged in as user clfs.
The grub bootloader couldn't load the 64 bits linux kernel.

I made a partition where I generated the ext3 fs and the /mnt/clfs is all on that partition.
What I actually wish to do is have another disk and put that partition on that disk, so I can boot from that disk.
Like, move everything from /mnt/clfs on to another disk, maintaining all symlinks permissions etc?
Any hints upon this?
This way I can just use a new lilo bootloader etc etc and boot the system from that disk.
Kind Regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: clfs-support-bounces at lists.cross-lfs.org [mailto:clfs-support-bounces at lists.cross-lfs.org] On Behalf Of Ken Moffat
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 3:21 PM
To: CLFS Support
Subject: Re: [Clfs-support] bin86 and lilo

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:42:32PM +0000, Koornstra, Reinoud wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> My host system is an ubuntu system, 32 bits, running on a core 2 due cpu.
> Make CC=gcc didn't specify the cross build gcc, so I was afraid that the bin86 and lilo I am compiling
> That way would not be able to boot the 64 bits linux kernel.
> Grub couldn't load the 64bits linux kernel. :-)
 A _native_ 32-bit grub shouldn't have any problem.  The reason we
can't build grub on a pure64 system is that it links to 32-bit
libraries for the user interface.
> Hence, you're saying I can just continue 7.12.1 with the current clfs user and settings on the host system and it should work fine?
> Kind Regards,
> Reinoud.

 From memory, in chapter 7 we build a stand-alone version of lilo.
I forget the detail, but what have you got to lose by trying to do
what the book says ?  Building lilo and bin86 takes a few minutes,
at that point you can try to run it - either it works or it doesn't.

 If it doesn't, use a rescue CD if you can no longer boot your
ubuntu system.

 But as I said, I believe you should be able to use your existing
> -----Original Message-----
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