Intel client and mulinux

From: Johannes Niess (
Date: Thu Mar 11 1999 - 16:23:44 CET

Because of thematic overlap, this message is crosposted to two mailing
lists. Please choose only one, if you are off topic on the other. This
discussion started on the amanda list. Amanda is a GNU Backup system, that
is lacking a windows client. Mulinux is a very tiny (greek: micro) linux
system, that can be installed on any windows client. Amanda is available
for linux.

This time the above is true. The last one only made it to the amanda list.

At 09:44 PM 3/10/99 -0500, Todd Pfaff wrote:
>I'm interested in the method you describe below but I have a couple of
>Can mulinux read NTFS filesystems?

NTFS support is AFAIK not in the standard mulinux kernel. But you can add a
module after installation to a harddisk or recompile a kernel on a full
linux box and copy over.

>You say:
>> ( It is just one floppy, that
>> can be installed on any FAT filesystem.
>Do you mean that it doesn't need its own linux partition, but can be
>completely installed within, and run from, a FAT filesystem?

Yes. It uses umsdos.

>On Tue, 9 Mar 1999, Johannes Niess wrote:
>> At 10:31 AM 3/9/99 -0700, Eli Klein wrote:
>> >A client of mine wants to backup win9x/winNT boxes from his bsdi box using
>> >amanda (in addition to backing up his unix machines from it, simple
>> >enough). Does anyone know of a way to make this work in bsdi? If anyone
>> >can point me to docs or reference materials, it'd be greatly appreciated.
>> The standard way is using samba, a GNU server for the Microsoft networking
>> protokoll. The disadvantge: there is no Win95 client, so the server has to
>> do all the software compression. Docs for this come with amanda.
>> If you can reboot the win boxes, you can install a small linux (or bsd)
>> distribution and share amanda binaries over NFS. I recommend mulinux
>> ( It is just one floppy, that
>> can be installed on any FAT filesystem. You can schedule in Win95 for
>> executing linux.bat at 6:00 pm and your machine will be rebooted with
>> linux. A reboot from linux (via atd or cron) at 6:00 am starts win95. No
>> user has seen it, but wonders about the better stability of windows due to
>> a clean RAM memory. During the night amanda is running at high speed
>> because every client does its own compression.
>> Johannes Niess
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