Re: Ease of installation - follow up

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 14:56:06 CET

On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 11:26:40AM +0100, Angel Martin Alganza nicely wrote:
> Hello Pat, hello everybody!
> At 09:33 04/12/2000 +0100, Dumas Patrice <> wrote:
> >I am not so sure that it would be so good to have raw mulinux images, as
> >standard mulinux requires floppy to be formatted in 1722k.
> >But if you really want to do this by hand, format your disk and do a
> >cat BOOT ROOT.gz USR.bz2 > /dev/fd0
> >it should work with standard mulinux. 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. Thank you
> very much, Pat! But... anyway... it hasn't worked for me... curious, isn't
> it?

You have to replace /dev/fd0 with /dev/fd0H1722.

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