Re: Install took a long time...

From: Enyedi Szilárd (
Date: Mon Nov 15 1999 - 21:42:45 CET

Hi there!
I'm usually just "monitoring" the list passively, but the problem below
showed up also on my 486 DX 33, UMC MB, 4 M RAM and 40 M HDD.
When the install (DOSfs) arrives till USR, it hangs, but the HDD keeps
working. I let it running one night, but the USR still wasn't installed. And
here comes the X-Files part: the same install worked perfectly on another
machine, which happens to be a CX PR200, TX430, 64M RAM, 540M HDD. Don't
know why, but it just feels the 40M HDD is the matter. Why does it keep

Can't tell you the mu version, had some filename problems with
Linux/DOS/WinNT4 and now I have only mulinu~1.tgz :-) Gotta download v7

----- Original Message -----
From: Michele Andreoli <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: Install took a long time...

> 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.
> Michele
> --
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> Would two negative ones do?" -- Woody Allen
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