Re: MU-net-RTL8139

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 21:12:03 CEST

On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 06:26:47PM +0200, Romain FRANCOISE nicely wrote:
> Michele : since muLinux doesn't use 2.2 series, it may be a good idea to
> upgrade directly to 2.4. What do you think ?

Why no directly to 2.6? :-)
This kind of idea requires a new floppy system, by scratch, and new libc.
Many news commands simply do not compiles with 2.0.36 kernel headers.

New kernels are bigger and use also more memory; all that, break the
single floppy nature of mulinux: the first floppy must be clean out;
a true emptyng, not an upgrade.

The only workaround I can image apply mainly only to installed muLinux,
with no disk space problem: a new addon (almost a Service Pack!) able
to upgrade automagically the kernel and all stuff required to news kernel
(modules, new network binaries, etc.).

        1) the Installer still run 2.0.36 low memory kernel
        2) 386 still have a chance to use some form of muLinux in RAM
        3) muLinux can be used to experiment the last-minute kernel
Luckyly, almost all muLinux is script-made: scripts do not suffer
in kernel upgrading, with the exception of /proc interface.

You are right: this can be planned directly for 2.4.* series

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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