Re: available now for testing only

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Sat Nov 25 2000 - 04:28:23 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Michele,

On my little server I specified that muLinux was to be unzipped to
C:\linux.........almost every DOS system out there has a C:\ drive.
I also specified to immediately, upon boot completion run "welcome"
and proceed to setup the system.
In fact before downloading users were sent to a page that had instructions for installing, with the link to the actual file at the very bottom of the page.
BTW: I just finished modifying to do some basic logging so as to determine if there's any traffic, and therefore interest in the zip file.


>Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:13:17 +0100
>From: Michele Andreoli <>
>Subject: Re: available now for testing only
>On Thu, Nov 23, 2000 at 09:12:02PM -0800, winsor SMP nicely wrote:
>> greetings Bob,
>> When using some older machines(UART 16450 serial ports) 9600k is just about as fast as data can be transmitted reliably.
>> If using an internal modem or aftermarket serial card (UART 16550+)
>> you should be able to attain higher speeds.
>> As far as being unable to open an initial console, I've encountered this problem with several other Linux distributions, usually it has to do with settings in /etc/inittab??? last setting in the consoles section either vt100 or Linux
>> BTW: I was gone on vacation for 7 uh..........I needed it*grin*
>You can't simply pkzip the c:\linux without change the /dev/root symlinks!
>This has to point the dos disk name. If you run UMSDOS from /dev/hda1, you
>have to put:
> /dev/root -> /dev/hda1
>Maybe this is your problem? Create it booting with a floppy mulinux.
>This make complex to distribute such .zip archive. Only a patch in the
>kernel may solve the problem. A patch that force /linuxrc also for
>installed system: the script SCAN every disk in the system and, if found
>it a c:\linux, it create the /dev/root link. Read-root mounting will
>follow ...
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