> Recently, Debian's etch stable released but colinux's root
> file system isn't found anywhere. Moreover kernel version
> seems to be different from current coLinux's kernel
> version too. I heard kernel can work with some patch.
> So Someone please make colinux's etch root FS and kernel,
> and please post them to SourceForge.
Janjaap created a fresh installation. Many thanks to him!
"Root FS for Debian Release 4 (Etch)
Made using debian-40r0-i386-netinst.iso in Qemu (standard basic
installation) and converted to partition image file for use with coLinux"
I have cleaned and trimmed it down to smaller size (39MB):
If this is OK, I upload it to SourceForge. Please give an feedback!
The image was tested on coLinux 0.6.4, 0.7.1 and 0.8.0.
On the older coLinux (<= 0.7.1) you will see an error for udev and
fallback to static directory /dev, that is normal.
Slirp is the first network eth0, users of tap-win32 should edit
Users should run
apt-get install console-tools
apt-get install dselect and/or apt-get install aptitude
to get a fontend for installing packages.
Janjaap`s, was running under 0.8.0 only and I thought, 170MB was to big
for the compresed file. I removed a lot:
o Removed all non-essential packages. Compaired the list "dpkg
--get-selections" from Debian 3.0 with 4.0 and removed allmost, that not
exist in the older
(console-common console-data console-tools, busybox, bind9-host,
dictionaries-common, dmidecode, grub, finger, ftp, mpack, mtools, mutt,
openssh-client, patch, portmap, python, tcsh, time, traceroute, ucf,
vim-common, w3m, wget, ...)
o Removed all unused libraries
o Removed all non usable devices from /dev/*
o Removed directories /boot, /lib/modules/*-co-*
o "apt-get clean"
o clean /var/log and directory /root
Some basic fixies have made for coLinux:
o Removed /etc/environment and /etc/default/locale
(console has no utf-8)
o Comment out all SCREEN_FONT* from /etc/console-tools/config
(don't support for setfont)
o Added a line "HWCLOCKACCESS=no" to /etc/default/rcS
(don't support for hwclock)
o eth0 (Slirp) as auto (hotplug is not usable for coLinux <= 0.7.1)
o Slirp with static addresses (works more stable and faster as dhcp)
o Added /dev/cobd[0-7] as fallback for coLinux without udev.
o Changed in /etc/inittab "shutdown ... -h" for halt on CTRL-ALT-DEL