Re: [OT] Installing muLinux from floppy

From: winsor (
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 03:52:13 CET


Is there any particular reason you can't make this HDD a master???
I know that the difference between slave and master usually lies in the
jumper settings.
If you need jumper settings you can go to
They have a fairly complete list of both new and old hard disks along
with all the setup parameters and jumper settings.....

good luck


Renato wrote:
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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.
> >
> >Michele
> >
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