Is there a way to install Minix directly from the Minix CD-ROM provided with the OSDI text?

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Is there a way to install Minix directly from the Minix CD-ROM provided with the OSDI text?

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I have done this (sort of, it’s a little tricky and you have to make at least one floppy)… You can’t do it in a completely straightforward way because the CD-ROM isn’t bootable and there is not a precompiled Minix kernel with support for the CD-ROM provided. Actually, the CD-ROM support in Minix 2.0.0 probably won’t be directly usable, anyway, unless you have a SCSI CD-ROM with an Adaptec 1542 interface or an obsolete Mitsui CD-ROM. (But read on — Minix 2.0.3 supports IDE CD-ROM drives, and a boot image that supports these is available on line).

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