Re: available now for testing only

Date: Sat Nov 25 2000 - 10:38:31 CET

Winsor et al:

I found my problem in loadlin.cfg.


# kernel parameters

As I said initially, I had to add a second hard drive "D".

I simply changed /dev/hda1 to hdb1 and now it boots.

Next to "muddle through" the configuration.

I read all instructions and messages and appreciated the help.


Bob Goodwin

winsor SMP wrote:

> 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.
> winsor
> >Reply-To:
> >Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:13:17 +0100
> >From: Michele Andreoli <>
> >To:
> >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 ...
> >
> >
> >Michele
> >--
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Bob Goodwin - Durant, Florida
Red Hat Linux release 7.0
Kernel 2.2.16-22 i586

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