From: Mark Roberts (
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 14:38:02 CET

On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Michele Andreoli wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 06:57:32PM +0100, Mark Roberts nicely wrote:

> > Your answer is very tight.
> > I don't think a newbie would understand what he
> > or she needs to do. Yet the FAQ is aimed at newbies.
> Tight? It is my best in the current year! To be more expressive, I have
> to put a note for every word in the statement:
> If you can't live with more profiles(1) on the startup(2) floppy(3),
> you have to rebuild(4) the base system(5).
> First, edit the file mu.cnf(7) and change the
> value of BOOT_FREE (actual default is 35kB)): this is the number of KB(8)
> left free on the BOOT(9) segment(10) in the startup(11) floppy-disk.
> Foot-notes:
> 1) profile=the set of pairs variable=value that define all you typed
> during the setup process
> 2) startup= is the first floppy you nicely inserted in the floppy
> driver, the first floppy in the muLinux distribution
> 3) floppy = see floppy-disk (if you can)
> 4) rebuild = see "mu -r" (if you can)
> 5) base system = this is the muLinux base OS system, on a 1722k floppy-disk
> 7) mu.cnf = this is the file named mu.cnf (in the main archive)
> 8) KB=Kb=kBytes 1024 bytes
> 9) BOOT= the first (bootable) segment in the startup floppy-disk (other
> are ROOT and USR)
> 10) segment = contiguus part in the floppy-disk (not standard def.)
> 11) see (2)

Is boot_free a number of bytes that the user is not let use _although_
they are free, or is it a number of bytes magically free'd by
the "mu"-script? To be more precise: Change the value (default is 35kb) to
what? 10kb or 100kb?

Greetings, Mark

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