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[C] Subject: easy UNIX on the AERO
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:10:14 -0500
From: "Brockwell, Stephen E." <brockwse@fssec.army.mil>

Thanks to all who posted messages on my request for help in putting a
version of UNIX on my AERO.  I finally achieved success by getting
MONKEY LINUX (?) from the site: 
<ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/distributions/monkey/>  

After I found this I was able in about 10 minutes to put this version of
LINUX on the computer. (no repartitioning the hard drive, you only need
about 30M free for the system. )  You download 5 floppy disks worth of
software , un-arj the files and start the bat file.  Simple.!!!!
Carefully read the information and you too can do it in a snap.  It
appears to have AWK, SED, PERL and so far fills my needs in developing
test procedures for automated systems.  Talk about fun!!!!  X-windows
comes with it and there are packages like man pages and NETSCAPE and
others.  FOR FREE!!!!  

[C] Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 12:53:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Elizabeth Yip <elyip@WOLFENET.com>

I want to report that I have installed "Monkey Linux" on my aero 4/25.

Monkey Linux is a UMSDOS distribution that comes in 5 floppies and takes
up about 20Mb of hard disk space.  The latest version uses kernel 1.2.30.

The best part is it comes with X.

I have to change a few things to make it work on the aero:

(1) relink /dev/mouse to /dev/psaux
(2) change the 'gpm' line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local to
        gpm -t PS/2
(3) download X32VG16.tgz and relink /var/X11R6/bin/X to it
(4) change XF86Config in /etc according to Subject 3.3.6.5 of the
compaq aero FAQ.

Monkey Linux can be found in the sunsite and the mirror of sunsite in
Georgia Tech.

[C] From: Philip Wilk
Date: May 26, 1997

WWW homepage: http://www.spsselib.hiedu.cz/monkey/
Primary site: ftp://ftp.spsselib.hiedu.cz/pub/linux/monkey/
Mirror sites: ftp://ftp.vslib.cz/pub/unix/linux/monkey/
              ftp://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/OS/Linux/Distributions/Monkey/
              ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/distributions/monkey/

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