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     This is not a tutorial on how to compile and install software from
source code.  If that's what you'd like to do then you must first install
the gccall.tgz software package.  Even still, you may have to update this
version of GCC, it's libraries, and binutilities to successfully compile
software.  The developer(s) of Monkey Linux meant this version of GCC for
kernel compilation only.  Don't be afraid to experiment though.

     Monkey comes with a few precompiled software packages that are easy
to install.  It's just a matter of creating an install directory, placing
the package(s) into the directory, and then restarting Monkey.  During
the boot process Monkey installs the software and then deletes the
install directory.  In some cases, Monkey fails to delete the install
directory.  If that occurs then you'll have to delete it manually from

     DOS/WINDOWS.  I'm assuming you know your way around in DOS/Windows
so I won't go into detail about the commands you'll have to issue.
Basically, all you need to do is go into the \Linux directory, create an
\Install directory, and copy the software package(s) into that directory.
The package(s) will be installed during the next start up of Monkey.

     MONKEY LINUX.  Below are the commands used to install packages,
saved onto a floppy disk, while in Monkey.  If you want to install
packages that are saved onto a compact disc then you have to alter your
'mount' command and 'mount point' (review the CD-ROM tutorial).

     mkdir /install                         CREATE /install DIRECTORY
     mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt -o rw     MOUNT FLOPPY WITH PACKAGE
     cp /mnt/{filename} /install            COPY PACKAGE TO /install
     umount /mnt                            UNMOUNT FLOPPY
     shutdown -r now                        RESTART COMPUTER

     You do have access to the DOS file system while in Monkey.  However,
I strongly urge you not to manipulate files in the /DOS directory because
a mistake could render your machine useless.  So, if you'd like to copy
files that are too big for a floppy into the /install directory then do
it while you're in DOS or Windows.

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