ANNOUNCE: Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Fall 1995 network beta

ANNOUNCE: Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Fall 1995 network beta

Post by Adam J. Richt » Tue, 08 Aug 1995 04:00:00

        Yggdrasil Computing is now beta testing Fall 1995
Plug-and-Play Linux.  The beta release is a complete ELF system, and
has a rather interesting graphical system for installing optional
software packages ("tkinstall").  If you would like to beta test the
release over the internet, here is how to do it.


        You must have a Linux-compatible PC on an ethernet that is
part of the internet.  An internet modem link to your home computer is
not sufficient.  The computer must have a 3.5" 1.44MB floppy disk drive
as drive A:.


        To try the network beta release, all you have to do is make
one 3.5" floppy disk and boot from it.  The floppy disk image is in
You can make the boot floppy using either rawrite under DOS
(rawrite2.exe is FTPable from the same directory) or dd under linux,
for example:

                dd if=netboot of=/dev/fd0

        Once you have made the boot floppy, just reboot from it, and
answer the questions.  To answer these questions, you will need the
following information:

        1. The numeric internet address of your own machine
        2. The network mask of your network (typically
        3. Your gateway host (i.e., your router)
        4. The numeric internet address of the server you want to
           install from ( is
        5. The location of the installation files on that server
           (on, the location is


of the Fall 1995 release.  You can join this list by sending a message

you send a message containing only "help" in the body, you will get
instructions on how to use the list server.  The fall95-beta is users
to submit bug fixes and for mutual technical support.


        This beta test is intended for people who will submit bug
*fixes* and not help requests, but we are happy to sell technical
support to users of the beta release who want it (although you should
probably check the errata sheet and the fall95-beta mailing list
first).  For technical support prices, please send an empty email

Adam J. Richter                           Yggdrasil Computing, Incorporated
(408) 261-6630                            "Free Software For The Rest of Us."


ANNOUNCE: Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Fall 1995 network beta

Post by H. Peter Anv » Thu, 10 Aug 1995 04:00:00

In newsgroup: comp.os.linux.development.system



>    4. The numeric internet address of the server you want to
>       install from ( is

Just a correction: this is supposed to be  The netboot
floppy has the correct values as default for both IP number and
install path.


"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."  --  Baha'u'llah


1. Yggdrasil Plug and Play Linux Fall 1995

This is a bug report on the Yggdrasil Plug and Play Linux Fall 1995.
I could not find an address to mail to so i will put it here.

Relefant Hardware:
Intel 486 SX
Promise 2300+ multi I/O controller
Sony 2.88 MB Floppy drive

The system does not boot from supplied boot flop.
Add the linux boot parameters ramdisk=1440 root=/dev/fd0h1440

The system does not have the proper path set.

The system uses an incorrect majer device number for a Mitsumi cd.
rm /dev/mcd
mknod /dev/mcd b 23 0

The system does not run lilo after the virgin install.
Boot from flop with HD root
Run Lilo

Error ( in my opinion):
Adding or creating a swap disk does not automatically activate it.
Put /sbin/swapon /boot-partition in /etc/rc.d/rc.boot

The manual does not mention the LILO erros anymore.
Use an older manual, put it back in.

Add on for future releases:
A df window while activating component for optional software packages install.

Hope this does reach the proper people.

Thanks, Armand.

Ps: She looks good though.
Hi (:-), the system named me Armand Chin Kwie Joe. See Ya

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