Monkey Linux
current version 06
released 9/5/1997
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     Here’s a quick guide to get Monkey up an running on your system in half an hour.  As a convenience, all commands and key strokes that must be entered are marked in red.  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.

Adding ARJ to DOS PATH
     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.
  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 computer.
      C:\> autoexec.bat

Installing Monkey
     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.

Booting, Logging In, Setting Passwords, and Creating Accounts
     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 Monkey See 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 prompt.
  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

Logging Out and Shutting Down Monkey
     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 Windows).
  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

Installing Packages
     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.  Follow these steps to install software packages:
  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.

Uninstalling Monkey
     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 Monkey!
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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