Re: Install-Problems

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Apr 22 1999 - 23:26:45 CEST

> On Thu, Apr 22, 1999 at 11:15:20AM +0200, Jens Puruckherr wrote:
> >
> > I thought muLinux is the optimal OS for this small so I have a
> > good diagnostic-laptop for the windows-network at it only a
> > dream????
> >
 1) muLinux is based on scripts. Scripts, unless binaries, fork(); this mean
 an interpreted language, wich call other commands, etc. This take
 2) kernel is optimized for 386
 3) boot sequence is more complex of normal one; muLinux claim to support
 4-5 method of installation. A single floppy is the OS and the installer
 at the same time. A laboratory, not a OS.
 4) all muLinux filesystem is HIGHLY compressed: USR segment is compressed
 with bzip2. This compressor take a lot of RAM itself ... (mega & mega)
 5) muLinux use initial-ramdisk. What? This is a feature of Linux kernel.
 The kernel load ROOT segment in RAM, before of mount any real/final
 filesystem. This create additional problem on lowmemory machine.
 Why this choice? initial-ramdisk load modules required for mount REAL
 Michele (Mike, Michael, Mikahil - a male name in Italy)

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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