[mu TECH] No real need for DOS installation proggy !

From: Karl-Heinz Zimmer (khz@stardivision.de)
Date: Fri Jan 22 1999 - 09:44:28 CET

On Thu, Jan 21, 1999 at 20:40:58 Michele Andreoli wrote:

> 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
> 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
> reliable as mutch we can wish.

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

Ok, ok!

I believe *you* are right: let's not make things to much complicated.
If someone will have difficulties with the DOS floppy creation (as i
did) there is always one simple way to help him/her: one letter to You
should be enough for someone *really* interested in muLinux (who has
no friend with Linux installed).
I think you then could help such a poor person and tell what to do to
get connected to the nearest Linux User Group.
So the installation process will not become to complex and everybody
is happy. ;-)

(It seems to me that my brain sometimes makes things more complicated
than needed.)

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

That sound really fine! I hope it really will be possible to integrate
SCSI support.


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