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     Here's a quick guide to get Monkey up an running on your system in
half an hour.  In this section you will learn how to:

     1. add the ARJ utility to the DOS PATH;
     2. install Monkey;
     3. boot, login, set password, and create an account;
     4. logout and shutdown Monkey;
     5. install Monkey software packages; and
     6. uninstall Monkey.


     Before installing Monkey, install the ARJ file archive utility made
available by ARJ Software at  The following
instructions explain how to add the ARJ folder to your DOS PATH.

     1. At the DOS prompt type "edit c:\autoexec.bat".
          C:\> edit c:\autoexec.bat
     2. In MS Edit add "C:\ARJ" to the PATH.
          SET PATH=C:\DOS;C:\ARJ
     3. Press Alt+F+S to save your changes.
     4. Press Alt+F+X to exit MS Edit.
     5. To implement the changes type "autoexec.bat" or restart the
          C:\> autoexec.bat

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     Monkey Linux must be installed and booted in DOS, not a DOS window.
For Windows 9x users (before installation or booting) you must first
restart your computer, press F8 when Windows begins to boot, and then
select the "command prompt only" option.  Windows Me users must use a 
Windows 9x boot floppy to install Monkey, because Windows Me does not have
a "command prompt only" option.  Monkey can not be installed on a
compressed DOS disk.  DOS and Windows 3.x/9x users, follow these
instructions to install Monkey after checking the system requirements page
to see if your system complies and downloading the installation files from
the download page:

     1. Create the LINUX directory.
          C:\> mkdir c:\linux
     2. Place diskette labeled "mlinux06.arj" in A: drive.
     3. Type "arj x -v -y a:\mlinux06 c:\linux" to start the installation.
          C:\> arj x -v -y a:\mlinux06 c:\linux
     4. The installer will indicate when to insert diskettes labeled
        "mlinux06.a01" to "mlinux06.a04".
     5. Installation is complete when returned to the DOS prompt.
     6. You are now ready to boot Monkey Linux.

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     The following is a quick guide to your first boot-and-login session.
It's left to the reader to learn the various shell commands on his/her
own; however, there may be a tutorial available in the future.  For now
you'll have to settle for my list of favorite commands in the programs
page.  Commands in GNU/Linux are case sensitive, so be sure to type the
following GNU/Linux commands exactly as presented.

     1. Change to the LINUX directory.
          C:\> cd linux
     2. At the prompt type "linux.bat".
          C:\LINUX> linux.bat
     3. A bunch of gobbly gook will fly by on your screen (Press
        Shift+PgUp and Shift+PgDn to view) followed by the Monkey login
     4. Login as "root".
          Monkey login: root 
     5. Create a password for root.  Write it down!
          monkey:~# passwd 
     6. Create a new user account.
          monkey:~# adduser
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     You are now the Superuser of your very own Monkey Linux box.  It's
advisable to login to a user account for general use and as root for
administrative use.  Do not turn off the computer to end a GNU/Linux
session.  To properly shut down Monkey:

     Method 1
     1. Type "logout" to end your GNU/Linux session.
          monkey:~# logout
     2. In the user login screen press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
     3. Monkey will shutdown and the computer will reboot DOS (or
     4. Proceed with a DOS (or Windows) shutdown.

     Method 2 
     1. You must be logged in as root for this to work.
     2. At the command prompt, type "shutdown -h now".
          monkey:~# shutdown -h now
     3. A series of text messages will scroll by on the screen.  When the
        final message "System halted" appears the computer is ready to be
        turned off.
     4. If you'd like to reboot the computer to get back into DOS (or
        Windows) then type "shutdown -r now" instead.
          monkey:~# shutdown -r now

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     The ready-to-install packages have been compiled specifically
for Monkey and are available in the download page.  Unless you know what
you're doing, only install the provided packages.  If you know how to
compile software for Monkey then please write me and tell me about it at  Follow these steps to install software

     1. Create an INSTALL directory inside LINUX directory.
          C:\> mkdir c:\linux\install
     2. Copy or move package(s) into INSTALL directory.
     3. Boot Monkey.  Monkey will recognize and install software package
        during boot process.

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     Everything about Monkey is contained in the Linux directory, so if
you choose to uninstall Monkey then all you need to do is remove the LINUX
directory.  Type "deltree /y c:\linux" at a DOS prompt and goodbye

     C:\> deltree /y c:\linux

When removing Monkey it doesn't matter whether you're in true DOS, a DOS
window, or Windows 3.x/9x/Me.  If you're in Windows 3.x/9x/Me then drag
the LINUX folder to the Recycle Bin.  It's that simple.  Don't you wish it
was that easy to uninstall that pestering ex-girlfriend (or ex-boyfriend)
from your life?  You have no power here, Monkey.  Begone!

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