Re: [OT] Installing muLinux from floppy

From: Renato (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 20:25:02 CET

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On 26/01/00 at 19:23 Michele Andreoli wrote:

>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?

No. I boot mulinux from floppy (I install a temporary floppy drive), configure and then cloned into the DOS formated HD (recognized as slave). Then I see I cannot boot DOS from slave HD (to start mulinux with linux.bat) neither force hardware to recognize the HD as master.
>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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