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Re: Indy on Cheapbytes? It's for real folks!

At 02:58 μμ 24/02/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi team,
>Below is the responce I got from Cheapbytes reguarding them distributing
>Indy on CD. It looks good for Indy!! Read on:))
>----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
>Subject: Re: CD Distribution
>Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 09:19:44 -0800
>From: CheapBytes Sales <sales@cheapbytes.com>
>At 08:38 PM 2/23/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hello Cheapbytes,
> >
> >Hi! My name is Mr. Robin G. Mayhue and I volunteer on Project
>I looked at your website to review the distribution.  We would be more than
>happy to offer it our website to customers.  A few things which are helpful
>in us offering something.
>If you have an ISO image available, then we can offer it pretty quickly.  Just
>provide an ftp location of the ISO and the md5sum value and we can download
>Let us know and we can go from there.

Robin, whenever you get that ISO image ready let me know so I can download 
it and finish this Indy installation.
Otherwise I would like to have instructions on how to install it. I have 
downloaded all the files from

Files were downloaded from:

and I keep getting the error message that "Comps file is not version 0.1 as 

I have checked the comps file and it does state that it is version 0.1 so I 
am simply speachless and have no idea how I can proceed from here. How do 
you all install Indy? Let us assume that you have a blank PC with one hard 
disk CD rom and nothing on it. Or that you have windows 9x on it and that 
you want to install Indy on it what would the steps be?

The steps I have identified are:

0. Have a functioning Windows box
1. download Independence.tgz,
2. Unzip Independence.tgz
3. create RPMS directory in Indy directory
4. download contents of RPMS directories
5. defrag Win9x machine
6. use fips or ranish to partition hard disk
7. create boot disk using rawrite
8. create dos/win boot disk in case something goes wrong fith fdisk so we 
can run 'fdisk /mbr' and be able to boot as before
9. reboot machine with linux boot disk in floppy
10. start hard disk installation
11. create indy-linux emergency boot diskette
12. start using machine in dual boot mode (Win9x/Linux) using lilo as the 
boot loader

Any comments on the above?

How should I go about Installing Indy then? Would it be better if I install 
RedHat 5.2 and then Indy on top of it after I cp everything of the Relaxed 
Win95 ISO cd I burned? By the way ... what format should I use to burn from 
within Windows a CD which will keep the filenames readable in unix as well? 
Would that be what is know as Rock Ridge Extensions?

Thanks in advance