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Re: The Distribution

On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, William T Wilson wrote:

> It doesn't matter, you can't try to fit that.  The smallest X server is
> just slightly over 3MB.  A small kernel is 300K, not counting modules and
> things like bash and init.  You absolutely, no way, no how can fit X, and
> the kernel, onto one disk.  You can't even fit X by itself onto one disk.
> The only option is to load the X server from the CD.  This is what Win95
> does, and it's the best you can do when your server is 3MB.

Yeah ... still awake ... I REALLY want to get a boot disk built ... I
think I have it this time.

Uhm ... I think this is why Red Hat developed that newt thing and I know
Debian is adopting it.  It is a much nicer interface than dialog.
Supposed to be really nice.  The new Debian install is supposed to be
using it but I have not had a look at it yet.

Last I heard .... one day last week ... Bruce was still building a boot
disk set and the newt/whiptail folks were still not done yet.

When I get a boot disk up ... download it as usual, put it on a freshly
formatted floppy and give it a boot.  WHATEVER YOU DO, do not initialize a
partition ;)  

I will put the boot disk in on ftp.shorelink.com in

It will follow the debian convention being called resc1440.bin which
should be dd'd to a floppy.

George Bonser 
If NT is the answer, you didn't understand the question. (NOTE: Stolen sig)
Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.