What is UML Builder
UML Builder is a tool that allows you to easily install RPM based Linux distributions for use
with User Mode
Linux. Its goal is to be user friendly and give you the best
distro experience possible. It has both command line and graphical
1.50-3 Test release 10th October 2003
Look in zz-testbuilds for this release
Redhat 9 supported
All Caldera (now SCO) distributions removed
UML kernel versions from 2.4.19-5 (the year old UML RPM on the UML website) through to
2.6_test6 all work
Command line version lets you specify location of modules file and location of UML binary.
The default is whatever
linux is first in your path. The modules are
/usr/lib/uml/modules-2.4.tar (or 2.5, 2.6 instead of 2.4 based on your UML
version). UMLs that don't support modules are detected, and no modules.tar selected.
Initial ramdisks are now turned off by default. Unfortunately the building process
executes a du command which wedges UML something rotten. I haven't been able to figure
out what to blame and how to work around it yet.
The only remaining work is to figure out why du wedges UML while building the initial
Walkthrough added 24th December 2002
Added a walkthrough showing simple
steps for the first time you use UML Builder.
1.40-5 released 24th December 2002
Some Redhat 8.0 module descriptions fixed
Indexing is considerably quicker if you are using a Redhat 8.0 host
1.40-4 released 16th December 2002
Redhat 8.0 now works perfectly.
1.40-3 released 30th November 2002
Added Redhat Advanced Server 2.1 and Mandrake 9. Now up to 17 supported distributions.
Note: Redhat 8 is currently not supported due to a bug in the
version of rpm that ships with it.
Found and fixed a bug in Xnest that resulted in X programs crashing
if the fonts in Xnest and in the real display didn't match. KDE was
particularly prone to this.
Many other tidyups, fixes and minor features.
1.30-9 released 27th August 2002
Changed Redhat 7.3 profile so that you can install network tools and
network server without dragging in the whole of X
Minor change due to ubd naming conventions on command line that would
cause grief on 2.4.18-53um