Re: mu SETUP

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Nov 03 1999 - 21:47:08 CET

On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 09:59:52AM -0600, Damon R. Kuntz nicely wrote:
> I am pushing the limits trying to set up muLinux an old 386 4MB machine
> for fun :)
> I want to be able to boot from the hard disk, which from what I understand
> it sounds like I need to clone muLinux.
> The hard disk is 40 MB and has been formatted to 1 dos partition. Is this
> all I need to do, or do you recommend making multiple partitions, and if
> so how do you recommend I partition it? Does the swap need its own
> partition as well?
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

I suggest for your machine 3 partition:

1) DOS, for linux boot loader. I know, it's ugly, but actual muLinux
require DOS for start, because I never added LILO to the system, for
historical and safety raisons, bugs, etc. You need of minimum for DOS.

2) an EXT2 partition for muLinux itself

3) a little partition of 8 mega for swap

You can install in UMSDOS, using only the DOS partition, but performances
are worse.

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