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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
> >it.
> >
> >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:
> ftp://ftp2.seul.org/independence/Indy-6.0-0.8/images/boot.img
> http://www.independence.seul.org/distribution/rawrite.zip
> http://www.independence.seul.org/distribution/fips20.zip
> ftp://ftp2.seul.org/independence/Indy-6.0-0.8/Independence.tgz
> ftp://ftp2.seul.org/independence/Indy-6.0-0.8/Indy/RPMS
> and I keep getting the error message that "Comps file is not version 0.1 as 
> expected."

Was the Indy/base directory in Independence.tgz?  This is the place
where the comps file is supposed to be.

> 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?

I have copied a comps file I had on CD to the proper place in the 6.0
directory.  Let me know if that helps.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses