Re: Ease of installation - follow up

From: Dumas Patrice (
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 12:25:46 CET



> At 09:33 04/12/2000 +0100, Dumas Patrice <> wrote:
> There is no mystery, it is what ./mu -i
> >does. But it turns to be a bit harder with other setups than BOOT/ROOT/USR on
> >a single 1722k floppy, so it remains better to let ./mu -i do the job.
> >And still "./mu -i\n\n\n" remains simpler than "fdformat /dev/fd0H1722 \n cat
> >BOOT ROOT.gz USR.bz2 > /dev/fd0\n". (\n stands for a newline...).
> In fact! I've got it that way! cat did the trick w/o any problem. I've had
> a look at the mu script and, in fact, there is mystery in there.

What kind ?

> Thank you
> very much, Pat! But... anyway... it hasn't worked for me... curious, isn't
> it?

Yes I wonder what was wrong. Was your floppy well formatted ? Maybe the problem
was there. I reread the mu script, in fact mu doesn't really do
"fdformat /dev/fd0H1722 \n cat BOOT ROOT.gz USR.bz2 > /dev/fd0\n", but instead
(mudir is the directory mu is after gunzipping and taring):
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=mudir/tree/lib mudir/fdformat
Maybe the problem is here ? Suppose you haven't got libc5 installed in your
computer, nor tree expanded, it fails, isn't it ? Angel Miguel, could you please
privately send me what ./mu -i gave you ?
And Michele (or anyone), any thought ?


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