Re: UMSDOS partition and debian
Take a look at dilinux
It's a very good example of what you want.
On Fri, 6 Dec 1996 David_Oswald@prenhall.com wrote:
> Hello all...
> I have gathered that it is possible to run the debian installation
> in a dos fat partition. I am hoping that this configuration would
> resemble the slakware installation running over the dos fat partition.
> I've not seen any documentation about how this has to be setup.
> ??? Does there exist a set of installation disks that will allow me to
> build the op. sys. over my existing dos file system(s) ??? I have
> several students / colleagues here that would like to try the os but
> cant / won't commit themselves to repartitioning disks so close to the
> end of the semester. (I'm not going to ask them to bring their boxes
> in so that I can fibs their disks for them - and run the risk ...)
> I would specifically like to have a "drv_letter:\linux\..." on a
> MS-DOg filesystem and would like to use the dos executable loadlin.exe
> to light the debian install at my convenience.
> I like the slakware install because they have made this install
> completely painless. However I prefer to run with the debian
> installation because:
> 1) slakware did not support my scsi controller that is
> integrated into my Hewlett Packard "Vectra XV 5/133C". I _think_ its
> an AMD scsi controller. I'd have to reboot to be sure...
> 2) IMHO - while the dselect package needs a facelift - it
> is functional. I prefer the debian OS - I just think the Debian linux
> variant is a better system than the others.
> Please help,
> keep up the great work,
> and Thanks in advance...
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