Re: DOS installation proggy

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Jan 21 1999 - 15:36:18 CET

On Thu, Jan 21, 1999 at 08:48:06AM +0000, Karl-Heinz Zimmer wrote:
> What about doing it that way:
> 1. You could provide two *real disk images* for
> 1722K floppy
> (one for the basic muLinux and one for X11)

No. "mu" script allow other media combinations: 1440k, etc.
See "mu -i".

> 2-x. DOS users would download the image(s) they
> wanted and a small DOS program.

No. This is too complex so concerned mirroring, uploading, etc.

> 2-y. UNIX/Linux users would also download the image(s)
> and the new mu install kernel.


> ( 3. _Only_ those people who want to _customize_ the
> distribution would use the *old* mu option of
> building a disk image using BOOT, ROOT.gz,
> USR.bz2... )
> What about that?

No. This solution (monolitic image) is adopted in muLinux < 1.0.
I want a separated self-sufficient ROOT.gz. This solution allows (in
the future) a CD distribution which boot directly from CD, via loadlin,
or from a ZIP, without floppies etc.


Mi sarebbe piaciuto concludere con un'affermazione positiva, ma
non me ne vengono in mente. Vanno bene due negative?
						-- Woody Allen

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