Re: DOS installation proggy

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Jan 21 1999 - 20:40:58 CET

On Thu, Jan 21, 1999 at 01:35:18PM +0000, Karl-Heinz Zimmer wrote:
> Is the BIOS truly unable to format 1722K Disks or might it be possible
> to adjust the drive parameter table and then call the BIOS format
> interrupt?

Please, Karl-Heinz: my dream (common to many Linux users, I believe) is
to control and to keep to MINIMUM (<=1) the number of DOS executable
in muLinux (loadlin.exe, of course). We cannot dispatch around the world
software of this kind, with probable virus in it, etc.

A LINUX ramdisk installer for muLinux is the best solution, flexible and
reliable as mutch we can wish.

                I don't understand why You don't like them!

Concering SCSI disks, I'm testing with the scsi kernel distribute with
redhat 3.4 (650K). This is from RedHat README.txt

 scsi.s A generic SCSI kernel, with support for most SCSI
                       controllers that work under Linux. (NOTE: This kernel
                       wastes a lot of memory, since it contains nearly *all*
                       of the SCSI drivers. If you know which SCSI controller
                       your system has, it's *far* better to use the kernel
                       designed especially for it. But, if you don't know,
                       then this generic kernel might just work for you.)

Warning: with this kernel you can build the two floppies from this
SCSI machine, but the new muLinux cannot mount SCSI disk anyway!

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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