RE: upgrade path from 6r4 to 7r5?

From: R. Venkateswaran (
Date: Thu Dec 16 1999 - 21:24:15 CET


I just want to know if I can do this without potential

0) Rename existing Linux to Linux6.
1) I copy the mulinux-7r5.tgz, EXT.tgz, X11.tgz etc. to my
HD (in DOS).
2) Create *only* the 7r5 BOOT+ROOT+USR floppy. (Can this be
done from inside mulinux or do I need to use DOSTOOLS? )
3) Boot mulinux with this newly created floppy and clone
4) Mount the DOS section containing the addon *.tgz files.
5) bzip2 | tar -xf- each of the *.tgz files, without
creating the floppies.
6) Copy modified *.cnf files from Linux6.

Just a curiosity: Do I need to create floppies other than
BOOT+ROOT+USR if I am going to clone the new 7r5 vresion


R.Venkateswaran (Venki) [email ->]
   Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Phone: (630)-979-6253
   263 Shuman Blvd., Room 2E-241, Naperville, IL 60566.
-----Original Message-----
From:	Michele Andreoli []
Sent:	Thursday, December 16, 1999 15:11 PM
Subject:	Re: upgrade path from 6r4 to 7r5?
On Thu, Dec 16, 1999 at 05:16:45PM -0200, Vieira Netto 
nicely wrote:
> Hello World of MuLinux!
> Hello VR. Venkateswaran,
> I think the way you want is not possible, but michele can 
answer this
> one for you correctly.
> For a while, if you have a umsdos instalation, you can 
rename LINUX
> directory in dos to LINUX6, and install v7r5 as LINUX. 
This way you can
> save your contents and migrate your changes when you have 
time. I dont
> know if you cant run mu from LINUX6, but you can try.
A good solution: I suggest it. muLinux isn't organized in 
with release number, etc. This is a typical italian product 
development is caotic caotic.
The best solution should be: Karl-Heinze Zimmer (a german 
guy) to development
planning and I (an italian guy) to magazine promotion,
but it happen the exact contrary :-)
Isn't true, KHZ?
(KHZ send me periodically german magazines with articles 
about muLinux,
in german, a language I speak fluently)
I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody 
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