Linux Compat

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Feb 28 16:13:25 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 11:14:37PM -0500, Chris Hill wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 12:49:07PM -0900, Peter A. Giessel wrote:
> >
> >>On 2007/02/27 12:24, Jerry seems to have typed:
> >>>Am I missing something, or is this now just a standard part of
> >>>the base?    I rummaged through the Release notes and didn't
> >>>see anything mentioned.
> >>
> >>Did you try the handbook?
> >>
> >
> >Maybe I didn't ask my question well.  What I meant to ask is - is this 
> >a change that I missed somewhere.  I used to get asked during the 
> >installation process for a yes/no and I did not see it this time.
> You are very diplomatic.
> Last time I ran sysinstall - installing a new system about a month ago, 
> in late January 2007 - it *did* ask me the Linux question. This was 
> probably from the 6.1R CD set.

Yes, I think I remember seeing it during a 6.1 install, though the last
one of those I did was several months ago.

> >  I think that got some runtime libraries installed along with the 
> >linux_enable="YES" plunked in the rc.conf for me.
> Did you run sysinstall after installing a working system, or was this a 
> new install on bare hardware?

Well, sort of bare hardware.  I wiped out and overwrote a Suse installation
that came with the machine (a Dell 2950 with Perc I raid).

> >I am aware that I can do it myself later - say I had said no during
> >sysinstall or whatever.
> Not everyone bothers to read your entire message throughly. Been there.

Yah,  I miss parts of people's posts in the rush to respond often enough too.


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