Re: Extensions-addon disk

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Apr 26 1999 - 16:35:59 CEST

On Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 06:37:04AM +0000, Karl-Heinz Zimmer wrote:
> Am 25.04.1999, 20:30:46, schrieb Michele Andreoli:
> > What is wrong, in your opinion?
> > Take this in your mind: floppy #1 is, in fact,
> > kernel+/lib/; the remaining stuff span over few Kbytes
> > of ASCII imagination!
> Ok, if the sole Floppy #1 will still be enough for most *diagnosis*
> purposes this is fine! I just was not sure if we would have to carry
> around Flopy #1 _and_ Addon #1 i the future.
> At my opinion the demonstration capabilities are important but the
> DIAG tools are also important, and it would be really good to have as
> much of that base tools on Floppy #1 as possible.

A developing line can be that: moving modules not related to connectivity
to general modules floppy #2 (EXT). I think sound, fax, etc.
On floppy #1 only file-system module and popular eth module.

If with "DIAG tools" you mean trafshow, traceroute, nc, sniffit, etc
this still remains on the base floppy! My problems are modules!

I'm going to modify "setup" script, implementing a multi-floppy modules
database (managed by /etc/modules.conf)

> I understand what you mean: new Kernel will allow including new
> drivers(...), but i am afraid that the basis muLinux system disk will
> become crippled and not be usefull anymore for technical support people....
> I am sure you will do your best to avoid this! ;-)

I want what you want! Furthmore, I would like to mount an NT partition
and an Iomega Zip, if necessary, with a little overload: put another
little floppy in my trouser pockets and go!

> Greetings from sunny Hamburg, the Venezia of the North,

Uhmm ... And Amsterdam? Too much mirror for Venezia!

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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