RE: upgrade path from 6r4 to 7r5?

From: R. Venkateswaran (
Date: Thu Dec 16 1999 - 21:53:43 CET

5) Why not create the floppies?
   You will have to create ONE floppy at least (see step 2)
   so you could easily create them all...

Since writing to a floppy and reading it back is slow, I
was wondering if I could do it without creating a floppy.
Like I said, if I am planning to upgrade on the same
machine, why create additional floppies? Just curious, I
guess. Reading from the DOS files will be much faster.

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

No you don't because the others are AddOns not necessarily
It might be that you need MODULES.tgz if you have hardware
supported by disk #1 (eth, SCSI, ...).

I am not saying that you do not *need* the Addons. But, if
you are upgrading from mulinux 6r4 to 7r5, you do not need
to create floppies to be able to use them. You could
directly bzip2 | tar -xf- the tgz files from the DOS


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