Re: How to Build MuLinux

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 19:35:33 CEST

On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 06:20:06PM +0200, Gatien Gillon nicely wrote:
> I was wondering what would you need to build MuLinux ? Is all the source code provided with the MuLinux Distribution files found on the web site ?

The "source" is in the distribution files. You need of an ext2 filesystem
scratch partition. Create it with mkfs.ext2.
                # fdisk .... (repartitioning)
                # mkfs.ext2 /dev/hdxy

Presse "help" of F1 and read what is relevant for disk management.

Then, copy on this partition the directory c:\mulinux (an example),
mounting it from your original DOS distribution.

Now, go in the new directory on the ext2 fs, and:

                # mu -u (unpack the system)
                # modify the source tree in tree/
                # mu -r ( rebuild the system)

Please, check "mu -h".

Sorry, some user reports errors using "mu -r" on a UMSDOS partitions
(incorrect sizing, etc ...)
Anyway, you cannot use a FAT partitions for the purpose, because
symlinks and special devices are only fracturately supported.


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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