Re: [OT] Installing muLinux from floppy

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 20:23:57 CET

On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 12:40:15PM -0200, Renato nicely wrote:
> Michele,
> I am trying to make a Frankenstein based on an good old mainboard (386DX40 + 8M) and a 40MB laptop hard disk, without floppy drive (unfortunately I have no working 5-1/4 floppies anymore).
> I cloned a UMSDOS mulinux installation to the HD but I could not configure it to work as master drive.
> Do you know if the procedure you sugest below would work if I used root=/dev/hdb1 (first slave HD partition eith no master HD)?

I can't understand what you means. You trasported an UMSDOS pkzipped
installation in a new machine?

If it's true, you have to do TWO think to rewake the new system

1. change loadling.cfg with the new root=/dev/XYZ ...
2. rm /dev/root ; ln -s /dev/XYZ /dev/root

Step 2 requires a working muLinux. Mount the umsdos partition
from the floppy-mulinux and do the changes.


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