Re: mulinux on a large (non-floppy) drive

From: Emmanuel Thiry (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 17:00:30 CEST

> > > I have both: a 100 mega zip floppy (it start from DOS with boot.bat)
> > > a CDROM, booting with el-torito.
> > >
> > > Michele
> >
> > Clone doesn't meet my needs. I, like Jerry Beckmann, want to have the
> > bootable compressed image of mulinux on the disk on chip and run the
> > in RAM.
> Surely, I will explain better: bin/roclone is different from bin/clone.
> /bin/clone copy the filesystem at destination. /bin/roclone copy and
> compress. It use two images: ROOT.gz and usr.img. root.gz is a little
> muLinux able to mount usr.img as loop filesystem. usr.img contains ALL
> /usr/* (then, all addons mounted).
> On my CDROM and on my ZIP, there are only two compressed image: root.gz
> and usr.img. Disk-on-chip is not different. You need of read-only cloning
> on the disk-on-chip.
> > I'm working on this issue right now. I will try to preserve the
> > of modular addons, except that they will all be stored on the same
> Obviously, the more desiderable solution is if you test and improve
> /bin/roclone, or in alternative,
> if you you will develope some other script useful FOR ALL muLinux users.
> I call that "cooperation" and "contribution"; otherwise, that's only
> "derivation".

Up to now, I did not succeed in making roclone work in a satisfying way (for
If I find something useful, I will certainly tell you.

Emmanuel Thiry

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