man.tar.Z - Installation manual pages (UNIX) man.zip - Installation manual pages (MS-DOS)Alternatively, by WWW you can view the whole manual page set. The page to start with is usage(8).
crclist - CRC's of all the files here crc.c - Command to make CRC checksumsEventually, you may also want these files:
changes-1.7.2 - List of changes between 1.7.1 and 1.7.2 upgrade-1.7.2 - How to upgrade from 1.7.x to 1.7.2 bugs - List of bugs in 1.7.2 fixes/ - Fixes to bugs in 1.7.2
- Regular (for 386, 486, and Pentium machines) - Small (for 8086 and 286 machines) - Tiny (for 8086 and 286 machines with small memories and/or 360K diskette drives)For the regular distribution, use the i386 directory. For the small distribution, use the i86 directory. For the tiny distribution, use the both the i86 and xt directories. All these directories contain the executable programs of Minix. In addition, the src directory contains the full Minix source code, which is identical for all three flavors (the code contains #ifdef's where the difference matters).
i386.tar - 386 binaries i86.tar - 8086/286 binaries xt.tar - Replacement files for tiny systems src.tar - Full sources and manual pages for all versionsUnder all other circumstances, use the second distribution, which consists of many 720K floppy disk images (you can also use bigger diskettes, but remember that the size of the images is still 720K).
i386: ROOT USR USR.01 USR.02 ... USR.06 i86: ROOT USR USR.01 USR.02 ... USR.06 xt: README TINYROOT TINYUSR1 TINYUSR2 (360K images) src: SRC.01 SRC.02 ... SRC.08The USR.nn and SRC.nn series of diskette images were created by commands like this one, so they are just a compressed tar file cut to pieces:
tar cf - * | compress | vol 720 /dev/fd0The two installation floppies can be combined on a 1.2 Mb or 1.44 Mb diskette, the other images can be combined on 1.44 Mb floppies, turning them into 1440K images:
cat ROOT USR >/dev/fd0 cat USR.01 USR.02 >/dev/fd0 (odd/even pairs) cat USR.03 USR.04 >/dev/fd0 ... cat SRC.01 SRC.02 >/dev/fd0 .../dev/fd0 is a random floppy device name. You have to find out what your Operating System names it today. Under MS-DOS you can use the WrtDsk command in the ../dosutil directory to write the floppy images.
Be careful when you install Minix, many of the commands are potentionally dangerous in a way that a simple typing mistake may destroy all other data on your system. So make backups first!
Kees J. Bot (email@example.com)