Monkey Linux

Official page of Release Version 06

May 9 1997
Introduction How to ...? Conclusion
What is Monkey?
Your HW and Monkey
Software in Monkey
Ready-to-install packages
List of files in Monkey (ls -R /)


What is Monkey?


Your hardware and Monkey

Minimal HW requirements

Supported hardware

Hardware supported by ready-to-install packages

You may use any HW supported with Linux kernel. You may compille your own kernel for you hardware with GCC and Kernel packages.


Software in Monkey

umsdos Root filesystem for Linux on DOS FAT
dos DOS FAT filesystem
vfat M$ extension of DOS FAT for long filenames
iso9660 CD-ROM filesystem
ext2 filesystem for small Unix
minix older Unix filesystem (currently for diskettes)
NFS Network File System (SUN Microsystem)
ncpfs Novell filesystem for shared volumes
smbfs M$ Windows network filesystem (only over TCP/IP)


Ready-to-install packages

Monkey uses its own format of these packages. Do not use anything else. Monkey's packages are located under 'packages' directory. To install any of them, simply create directory C:\LINUX\INSTALL and put there some package. Boot Monkey.

Package Short decription Name of archive Space in MB
 Apache  WWW server  apache.tgz
 DosEmu  DOS Emulator  dosemu.tgz
 GCC  for self kernel compilation  gccall.tgz 18
 Kernel 2.0.30  source code of Linux kernel 2.0.30  kern2030.tgz 32
 Manpages  Man pages  manpages.tgz
 Netscape 3.01  WWW browser  netscape.tgz 6
 Sendmail  Mail transfer agent + Pine (user agent)  sendmail.tgz
 Mach 64  accelerated X server  x32ma64.tgz 2
 S3  accelerated X server  x32s3.tgz 2

Descriptions about ready-to-install packages

Apache 1.1.3
Apache requires proper configuration of your network (IP, DNS, etc.). If you would like to use Apache only with loopback, you probably must set the name of your server in /var/lib/httpd/conf/httpd.conf by uncommenting and proper setting line with ServerName. Then try: httpd ; lynx http://localhost/ and viola ;-) Root of your new Web site is in directory /var/lib/httpd/htdocs.

You probably want to set these values in /var/lib/httpd/conf/srm.conf:

  # UserDir: The name of the directory which is appended onto a user's home

  # directory if a ~user request is recieved.

  UserDir public_html

  # DirectoryIndex: Name of the file or files to use as a pre-written HTML

  # directory index.  Separate multiple entries with spaces.

  DirectoryIndex index.html

DosEmu 0.64.4
xdos is not avaiable yet
be sure you know, what are you doing


  1. make a DOS boot diskette with SYS.COM and FDISK.EXE (probably with some editor or Volkov Commander too)
  2. install this package
  3. login as root
  4. check /etc/dosemu.conf (only if your diskette drive A: is not an 3.5')
  5. put system diskette to floppy drive and type: dos -A
  6. after DOS up type (this NOT affect your HDD, only /lib/dosemu/hdimage) FDISK /MBR SYS C: C: EXITEMU
  7. create /etc/dosemu.users with login names of your favourite users (one per line)
  8. RTFM (Read The Fine Manual) or Dosemu-HOWTO
  9. next time you (or they) like type: dos

Hint: Try CTRL+^ h (CTRL+SHIFT+6 h) to learn about the special key-handling.

GCC 2.7.2 for kernel compilation
This package is designed ONLY for the kernel compilation. Everything else is up to your own risk.
Kernel source 2.0.30
Support for other platforms than i386 has been removed. With patches for FAT32 and older version of driver for 3c59x. Configuration file of the kernel in Monkey distributon included.
Manual pages
There is not all manpages. This package was a little bit reduced. Contain pages for utilities in Monkey.
Netscape Navigator Gold 3.01
Contain the original package from Netscape FTP server. This is the copyrighted software, read License, please.
Sendmail 8.8.5 with Pine
Sendmail requires proper configuration of your network.
Accelerated X server 3.2 for Mach 64 chipset

Accelerated X server 3.2 for S3 chipset


WWW homepage:
Primary site:
You may use any mirror of archives listed above too.


  1. Make a directory called LINUX in the root directory.
  2. Whole Linux operating system will be placed into this directory.
  3. Extract all files mlinuxNN.a?? to this directory (NN is a version):
        arj x -v -y mlinuxNN C:\LINUX
  4. Enter to the directory LINUX.
  5. If you install to another drive than C:, please check LINUX.BAT.
  6. Type LINUX.BAT, cross you fingers....
  7. ...
  8. Uninstallation: Simply remove directory C:\LINUX (ie: DELTREE /y C:\LINUX)


Many HOWTOs and Linux Documentation Project (LDP) are avaiable at:

What may be in the future?

If I have no leisure time in the future, you may wait for a long time....


Please, report all bugs to:

Note: Monkey can cook, Monkey is near to me. Who is Monkey? ;-)