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Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
From: explorer@iastate.edu (Michael Graff)
Subject: Installation and Updates
Organization: Iowa State University, Ames IA
Date: Sat, 23 May 1992 19:34:14 GMT

One thing 386BSD has over Linux is ease of installation.  It took me a
little over thirty minutes to install 386BSD on my machine.  So far it has
taken two hours of simply collecting stuff so I can make a working system.

I like Linux, and would like it even more if one of those people who
apparently USE it would simply tar up their /usr /etc and other directories
and put them someplace where I can get them.

I know Unix, I like Unix, but I'd like to be at least a bit organized 
anyway!  ;)

P.S.  I still prefer a BSD-type system.  I don't like short filenames,
and I'd love to NFS my roomates computer with mine.  Anyone have any
real networking stuff out there for Linux?

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Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
From: tytso@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Theodore Ts'o)
Subject: Re: Installation and Updates
Reply-To: tytso@athena.mit.edu
Organization: The Internet
Date: Sun, 24 May 1992 11:23:23 GMT

   From: explorer@iastate.edu (Michael Graff)
   Date: 23 May 92 19:34:14 GMT

   One thing 386BSD has over Linux is ease of installation.  It took me a
   little over thirty minutes to install 386BSD on my machine.  So far it has
   taken two hours of simply collecting stuff so I can make a working
   system.

   I like Linux, and would like it even more if one of those people who
   apparently USE it would simply tar up their /usr /etc and other directories
   and put them someplace where I can get them.

For right now, the easiest way to get set up with Linux is to use the
MCC interim release, which comes on four diskettes, and gives you your
basic system: The kernel, basic unix utilities, shoelace, GCC, etc.
You boot the first disk, and it automatically comes up, instructs you to
use fdisk, mkfs, and then does an mostly-automatic install of Linux onto
your hard disk.

Alan Clegg is also working on a easy-to-install release of Linux, but
that's not out yet.  It takes a lot more work than you might at first
realize to set up something like this!

							- Ted

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