RE: MuLinux FAQ

From: Dave Houghton (
Date: Mon May 24 1999 - 13:19:21 CEST

>From: Brett G. Castleberry
>Sent: 24 May 1999 04:13
>Subject: Re: MuLinux FAQ
> Here are a couple of questions for the FAQ:
>1. How can I format my floppies to hold 1722k in order to make the MuLinux
>and X11 disks? Answer: You don't have to preformat your floppies. When
>you run install.bat, Mulinux will automatically format them for you.

>2. Can I clone MuLinux to my hard drive if I have a FAT32 file system?
>Answer: No, MuLinux can only be cloned to a FAT16 formatted hard drive.
>(This is correct, is it not?)

Yes it can muLinux clones to a Fat32 formatted hard drive with no problems.
That's the setup I use here.

>3. How do I add a new user in MuLinux? Answer: You cannot, MuLinux has
>only one user. In MuLinux you are always working as root. (Correct, no?)

Yes you can! Edit /etc/passwd . For a quick fix, change any of the Italian names
at the end of the file to the username you want to add and that's it. These users are
I assume left overs from Michele's testing.

> As long as I'm here, I'm about to partition my hard drive for a full
>installation of Linux. This fancy tool, Partition Magic, will let me make a
>FAT16 partition too, so I thought I would make a little house for MuLinux.
>Can anyone recommend an optimum size, including swap, for a cloned MuLinux

Mine is currently running quite happily in 70M on a FAT32 formatted drive. This
includes some development software not included in muLinux so I suggest
100M is O.K. as a minimum.

>Brett G. Castleberry
>Tallahassee, Florida


Sometimes I wake up grumpy in the morning ...
Other times I let her sleep

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