Re: [mu OT] Greetings

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 14:20:09 CET

On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 02:40:57AM -0500, Unit 4 nicely wrote:

> My wife has never run anything but Windows before, but she hacked her
> first .cnf file before an hour was up.

Please, take care of similar wife. Mine know only .doc.

> muLinux reminds me of the great
> days of hacking on the Apple II, where every byte counted.

It reminds me Ti-56 pocket calculator, with only 27 steps of program.

> And, I think it would be very helpful if the complete installation script
> could be made available as a text file prior to the install, so users
> could find the pertinent info and fill in the blanks before they start.

You mean a kind of "kickstart" for muLinux, a big file with a list
of x=y values? This not possible because the first segment of the first
floppy disk is ext2fs, not DOS. Using syslinux and not LILO this should be
possible, but syslinux do not work with superformatting, etc.

> Maybe even have some explanation of what it is being asked for, so those
> users who aren't familiar with how to answer things about servers and
> domains and such could get set up with minimum trouble. I'm thinking
> mostly of those setting up on a machine where they've never used anything
> but Windows. They talk different.

It's true: muLinux installer do not explains step-by-step the meaning
of all parameters, but what about WIN98? It pick randomly an hard-disk,
format it and install the system in it, without asking me anything!

> I can't say as I'll have a lot of technical expertise to offer, but what I
> would be glad to offer is skills in documentation. I can write clearly for
> anyone at any level. If I can help here, please let me know.

An Installation-Guide for DOS users? A GUIDE which cover all possible
trouble for DOS user.


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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