Re: Install took a long time...

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Nov 15 1999 - 15:43:41 CET

On Mon, Nov 15, 1999 at 10:58:21AM +0100, nicely wrote:
> Hello list,
> I tried to install mu on an notebook 486 DX 50 with 4 Meg RAM, on
> a ext2-partition. Which way is the right one?
> After booting I took a shell and made a swap-partition with 14 MB.
> Then I tried to clone, but when installing /usr it took 36 hours
> without beeing installed. I think it must be possible to make the
> root partition ext2 on the harddisk (244MB) and then install, but I
> need mkfs, which is in /usr.
> Is there any way to install mu on such a system?

Try to install UMSDOS: this not requires mkfs.ext2 (no /usr mounted).
Then, try to clone the UMSDOS system in EXT2.

This archives are highly compressed: bzip2 requires a BIG amount
of RAM to works. Sorry.


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