Re: [mu TECH] Release numbers and homesite

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 22:38:18 CEST

On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 07:20:08PM +0200, Gerrit Lammert nicely wrote:
> Hi Michele,
> help!!!
> Is it
> -10r0 (Name of the folder)
> -10r2 (According to the readme.html)
> -10r6 (You said that ;-) )

Sorry, I have to change this number in a lot of files. Please, do
not download anything yet. The new release is temporary stopped.

I'm implementing a better nfsroot support. The first floppy is now
able to boot and to load its root filesystem from another machine,
via ethernet card.

I said "via ethernet card", because (it is true!) I also tried
to do nfsroot via ppp over serial line (a true challange).

But, strangely, the kernel refuse to do that: saying "unable to
open at least one network device". Very strange, because the
network device "ppp0" is up and running.
Does someone tried that sometime? This is a bug of the nfs
subsystem in the kernel 2.0.36?

Maybe, you will like to know that with 10r0 you can setup a ppp
link over the serial line easyly, as to solve a first-degree
equation in a single variable like a*x+b=0:
(x=-b/a, of course, if a<>0 :-) )

on the client:
        # setup ppp0 DEVICE=/dev/ttyS0 IP=noipdefault
on the server
        # setup ppp0 DEVICE=/dev/ttyS0 IP=local:remote

and that you can setup ethernet cards with:

        # setup eth0 CARD=ne IO=0x300 IRQ=5 IP= MASQ=y
        # setup eth1 CARD=pcmcia IP= MASQ=n

and PLIP connection with

        # setup plip IP= REMOTE= DEFAULTROUTE=y

and to introduce global network parameters with:

        # setup network HOSTNAME= GATEWAY= NAMESERVER= ....

and to set temporary work space with:

        # setup tmp KB=2000

and to setup Internet PPP with

        # setup isp DEVICE= TELEPHONE= LOGIN=

and so on, for all muLinux setup's!


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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