Re: muLinux and XP

From: Jim Ruxton (
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 09:24:52 CET

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I already tried this and it didn't work.
Since there is no MSDOS resident with XP I had to try from a "Console
Window" (replacement in XP for what was a DOS window in Win98). It seemed
like the installation started working but hung up after a line , something
like "Loading driver AIC7xxx" ??? I also tried creating a DOS startup
floppy, booting with it and then inserting the installation disk and trying
to start it but no go. Anyone else have any thoughts on this . Thanks!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sabina & Franz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: mulinix and XP

> I just recently used Professor Andreoli's recommended method for Windows
> NT. This should work the same for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
> >From the README.txt in archive DOSTOOLS.ZIP:
> [begin quote]
> UNPACKING THE archives
> -----------------------------
> 1) Create a new directory (eg. c:\mulinux) and move,
> mulinux-VERSION.tgz and the addons into it.
> 2) Unzip using pkunzip or equivalent (Winzip).
> eg:
> c:\mulinux> pkunzip
> 3) Run unpack.bat
> c:\mulinux> unpack
> This will open the main archive mulinux-VERSION.tgz
> METHOD 1: using the Installer Disk (Suggested for WinNT)
> --------------------------------------------------------
> a) Run makefi.bat (formerly makefd.bat) in a DOS window:
> c:\mulinux> makefi
> This will create the "Installation Disk". It is formatted as
> usual, i.e. 1440k.
> b) Put this disk in the drive and reboot
> [end quote]
> The 1.44MB diskette you create with the method described above contains a
> bootable Linux kernel which will automatically guide you through the
> process of creating the 1.7MB diskettes you need.
> Best of luck! Just note that I did suffer problems from a corrupted file
> on one of the diskettes. I had to redo the process of downloading and
> creating the distribution diskettes, and everything worked fine. Bravo,
> Michele and friends!
> -Franz
> >Hello,
> >I just joined this list so this question may have been answered before. I
> >looked at the Archive page but it doesn't exist anymore as far as I could
> >see. I wanted to load mulinux on my XP machine but XP doesn't allow one
> >boot to MSDOS. Just wondering if there is still a way to create a boot
> >for mulinux despite the lack of MSDOS. In the mulinux tutorial it said I
> >couldn't create the boot disk from a DOS console window. mulinux works
> >on my W98 machine. Thanks for any assistance!
> >Jim
> >
> >
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