Re: samba mini distibution

From: Jef Knoors (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 15:25:37 CEST

Well, it could perhaps be an idea to make an initrd by copying all files
that are needed to a ext2 partition and make a tar file from that partition,
zip the tar file and then boot it as an initrd together with loadlin and the
kernel from the harddisk

question is: wich files to copie to an unused ext2 partition ?
I couldn't find the smbd file anywhere, but that might be my fault.

----- Original Message -----
From: Michele Andreoli <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: samba mini distibution

> On Mon, Mar 27, 2000 at 03:46:09PM +0200, Jef Knoors nicely wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm looking for a bootdisk that will able my old 386 to funtion as a
availeble print port and hard disk for windows95/98 connection.
> > What I search for is a tiny distribution with Samba or anything else
that will do the job.
> > muLinux could do that but it does a little to much more.
> >
> > Can you shrink it down for me for above purposes only?
> Gulp! The most bizzarre request I got, because muLinux is already
> little: you have in two floppies (BASE+EXT) a little Linux with
> Samba, FTP WU, etc.
> It's probably not possible to put the kernel and Samba in a single floppy,
> but you can easy do a try, because I provided the script "mu" I used
> to rebuild the published images.
> Michele
> --
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> remember any. Would two negative ones do? -- Woody Allen
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