Re: Mulinux source

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Dec 20 1999 - 15:04:46 CET

On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 12:55:33AM +0000, Clive Wright nicely wrote:
> Just two things to add:
> 1. The mulinux readme file says that a small patch is required to the
> source to build a mulinux kernel which could be made the subject of an
> email.
> 2. The (.config) file used for building the mulinux kernel would aid in
> getting the correct components integrated or built as modules.

Build the muLinux kernel is not complicated. The basic guideline is
to modularize all. I leaved in the kernel only some filesystem
(msdos,vfat,ext2) and the initrd (initial ramdisk) features.

Further: add in ip-filtering and ip-masqueranding. The problem is
pc-speaker module. This is a rare patch and I cannot find it from
new kernel. Anycase, it is relatively not useful.

In the muLinux README I speak about a little patch in the init.c
component in the kernel sources. I added a simple line in
the file init/main.c

Please, locate this group of line:

        root_mountflags = real_root_mountflags;
        if (mount_initrd && ROOT_DEV != real_root_dev && ROOT_DEV == MKDEV(RAMDI

I added the mount_initrd=1. In this way, all muLinux starts via initrd,
also cloned one.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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