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From: pcl...@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au (Rick)
Subject: Source for X port, linux on CDROM.
Message-ID: < 1992Jun22.015315.27158@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au>
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1992 01:53:15 GMT
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As you may (or may not) know, Robert Bruce (rab@sprite) hopes to
publish a linux/bsd386 CD in about September.  I'm *really* hanging
out for this.  My concern is that when bob takes a snapshot of the
archive, he might miss some of the distribution.  For instance, looking
around the archive sites (kirk & tsx-11) I can't seem to find the
source for the X11 port.  So:

    o   Can someone arrange to have the X stuff put somewhere?  Maybe
        just the diffs?
    o   Would someone like to implement an ISO9660 file system so
        that we can mount this sucker?
    o   Is there, somewhere, a complete linux distribution?  Some
	time ago, there was a lot of discussion regarding the
	directory structure that the distribution should use.  Was this
	resolved?  Was it implemented?

Mainly, I want to make sure that bob can generate a complete CD with a
minimum of fuss.  I would do the IOS9660 system myself, except that I
don't have linux or (yet) a CDROM drive.

Cheers,
Rick.

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From: sh...@sinkhole.unf.edu (Stephen Hite)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
Subject: Re: Source for X port, linux on CDROM.
Message-ID: <1992Jun28.162637.9979@sinkhole.unf.edu>
Date: 28 Jun 92 16:26:37 GMT
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In article < 1992Jun22.0...@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au> pcl...@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au 
(Rick) writes:
>As you may (or may not) know, Robert Bruce (rab@sprite) hopes to
>publish a linux/bsd386 CD in about September.  I'm *really* hanging
>out for this.  My concern is that when bob takes a snapshot of the
>archive, he might miss some of the distribution.  For instance, looking
>around the archive sites (kirk & tsx-11) I can't seem to find the
>source for the X11 port.  So:
>
>    o   Would someone like to implement an ISO9660 file system so
>        that we can mount this sucker?

   One has already been written for bsd386 so it's comes down to porting
it.  The cdrom driver supporting ISO9960 can be found at wuarchive.wustl.edu
in the /usenet/alt.sources hierarchy.  Check the toplevel INDEX and grep
for '-i cdrom'...it'll pop up.   Thanks to whomever does the port and gets
it integrated into the standard Linux distribution!

P.S.  I think Robert Bruce is providing a *fantastic* service to netters.
      His cdrom rates are very reasonable.  It's an especially valuable
      service to those of us who will be losing our internet access soon. :-(
  
Steve Hite
sh...@sinkhole.unf.edu

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From: eoa...@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg (Othman Ahmad)
Subject: Re: Source for X port, linux on CDROM.
Message-ID: < 1992Jun29.051438.19711@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg>
Organization: Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
References: < 1992Jun28.162637.9979@sinkhole.unf.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1992 05:14:38 GMT
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In article < 1992Jun28....@sinkhole.unf.edu> sh...@sinkhole.unf.edu 
(Stephen Hite) writes:

: In article < 1992Jun22.0...@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au> pcl...@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au 
: (Rick) writes:
: >As you may (or may not) know, Robert Bruce (rab@sprite) hopes to
: >publish a linux/bsd386 CD in about September.  I'm *really* hanging
Is it bsd386 or 386bsd. bsd386 now costs $1000 the 386bsd is free.

Please give me the full address for Robert Bruce so that I may communicate
with him.

: >out for this.  My concern is that when bob takes a snapshot of the
: >archive, he might miss some of the distribution.  For instance, looking
: >around the archive sites (kirk & tsx-11) I can't seem to find the
: >source for the X11 port.  So:
: >
: >    o   Would someone like to implement an ISO9660 file system so
: >        that we can mount this sucker?
: 
:    One has already been written for bsd386 so it's comes down to porting
: it.  The cdrom driver supporting ISO9960 can be found at wuarchive.wustl.edu

Why should we use ISO9960. It is just an MSDOS file system. We should be using
Unix File System. The recommended one would be the BSD file system which
is similar to POSIX(or is it POSIX).
	I hope someone could clarify.
--
Othman bin Ahmad, School of EEE,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 2263.
Internet Email: eoa...@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg
Bitnet Email: eoahmad@ntuvax.bitnet


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From: a...@imdvlf.acuson.com (Al Petrofsky)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
Subject: Re: Source for X port, linux on CDROM.
Message-ID: <AL.92Jun30150951@imdvlf.acuson.com>
Date: 30 Jun 92 23:09:51 GMT
References: <1992Jun28.162637.9979@sinkhole.unf.edu>
	<1992Jun29.051438.19711@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg>
	<1992Jun30.003322.835@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au>
Sender: a...@acuson.com (Al Petrofsky)
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In-Reply-To: pclink@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au's message of 30 Jun 92 00: 33:22 GMT

In article <1992Jun30....@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au> pcl...@cheops.qld.tne.oz.au 
(Rick) writes:

   eoa...@ntuix.ntu.ac.sg (Othman Ahmad) writes:

   >Why should we use ISO9960. It is just an MSDOS file system. We
   >should be using Unix File System. The recommended one would be the
   >BSD file system which is similar to POSIX(or is it POSIX).
   >I hope someone could clarify.

   A snippet from the cd-rom FAQ:

   ==========================================================================
   16. Can you give a short explaination of ISO-9660?

     [Explanation that ISO-9660 does indeed have MS-DOS's brain-dead
        file naming limits]

So, why should we use it?  It will make life an incredible pain, and I
don't see any compelling need to read a Linux CD from a system that
can't read a BSD fs.

-al

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