Re: Debian over MS-DOS (UMSDOS distribution)
John Lines wrote:
> Does anyone have experience of running Debian as a UMSDOS system
I'm cc'ing this to a friend who runs 3 debian systems over top of umsdos. I
wouldn't reccommend it, but if you have to do it, maybe he can help you.
> - I have
> used a Slakware based system built on UMSDOS as a gentle introduction to
> Linux for people who dont like the idea of partitioning their hard disks,
> just to try Linux.
> They pull a big tar file off the network, and a copy of gnu tar for DOS,
> untar it and use Bootlin to reboot into Linux, where they automatically pick
> up their IP address etc through BOOTP and they can then install anything
> outside the base system via an NFS mounted Slakware distribution.
> The whole process takes about 10 minutes and they can get rid of Linux from
> Windows file manager very quickly if they want. (Very few people do get rid
> of it, but it is much easier to persuade someone to try it if they know they
> can get back to where they started very easily.)
> John Lines
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