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#1 Mikorist

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:25 AM

Linux on a Floppy Disk


Trinux - is a portable distribution that boots from a single floppy disk, loads it packages from a FAT/Ext2 partition, floppy disks, or HTTP/FTP servers, and runs entirely in RAM.
http://code.google.com/p/ubuntutrinux/

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Fli4L - is a single floppy Linux-based ISDN, DSL and Ethernet- Router. You can build it from an old 486 based pc with 16 megabyte memory.
http://www.fli4l.de/

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FloppyGate - is a on a floppy linux distribution ready to be used as an ip masquerade firewall. It is build on a debian woody distribution.
http://floppygate.free.fr/

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FREESCO - (stands for FREE ciSCO) is a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 10 ethernet/ arcnet/ token_ring/ arlan network cards and up to 10 modems.
http://www.freesco.info/

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Coyote Linux - is a set of mini Linux distributions developed to provide basic firewall services for a small home or office network. It is available in both a single-floppy version and a more advanced version that installs to an IDE device such as a hard drive or compact flash module. Both versions are easily managed from a web based interface.
http://www.coyotelinux.com/

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BYLD - stands for: "Build Your Linux Disk". This is a little package that helps you to build a Linux distribution on a single floppy disk to use as you want (net client, rescue disk...). This is not a complete distribution: it was made only to build a mini distribution on a floppy. However you can use it as is but I suggest to configure it and build your own floppy distribution.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/byld/

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Tomsrtbt - stands for: "Tom's floppy which has a root filesystem and is also bootable". Tomsrtbt is "The most GNU/Linux on one floppy disk" for rescue recovery panic & emergencies, tools to keep in your shirt pockets whenever you can't use a hard drive.
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=5783

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a-Linux - is a single-floppy mini-distribution based on asmutils. asmutils is a set of miscellaneous utilities written in assembly language, targeted on embedded systems and small distribution.
http://asm.sourcefor...t/asmutils.html

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HAL91 - distribution that fits on one floppy disk. You need at least a 386 machine (fpu not necessary) with 8 mb ram to run HAL91. The entire system runs in ram, so you can remove the floppy after booting.
http://chris.silmor.de/hal91/

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BasicLinux - is a multi-purpose mini-Linux. It can boot from a floppy, or be installed to a permanent Linux native partition (where X and GCC may be added using standard packages from Slackware).
http://www.volny.cz/basiclinux/

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RIP (Rescue is Possible) - This rescue distro comes in both a floppy version and a bootable CD version.
http://www.tux.org/p.../looplinux/rip/

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Alcolix - is a minimal linux rescue distribution. Features as a cozy shell and a multitude of partition rescue/ editing tools all based on up-to-date releases like 2.4.x kernel with USB support etc.
http://alcolix.sourceforge.net/

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blueflops - is a two floppies Linux distribution with a web browser and an IRC client. One of the features is the configuration procedure. The scripts are all accessible by a "setup" script, and have a nice "dialog" front-end.
http://blueflops.sourceforge.net/

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Fd Linux - is a very tiny floppy distribution of Linux, set to fit on one floppy disk (kernel and root fs are combined!). All binaries are based on Red Hat.
http://www.fdlinux.com/

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Alfalinux - is a standard portable Slackware on two floppy disks, that loads itself in RAM. You'll find only standard apps (ex. bash or lynx) and a "clear" system.
http://alfalinux.sou...et/alfaeng.php3

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bootE Linux - supports only single user mode, and is intended as a repair/rescue/emergency distribution.
http://boot.everywhere.dk/

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floppyfw - is a router with the advanced firewall- capabilities in Linux that fits on one single floppy disc.
http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw/

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PAUD - Parted And Utilities Disk - is a bootdisk from scratch with everything that the parted bootdisk has, but more. It contains mc, parted, and other utilities such as filesystem utilities for ext2, ext3, and Reiserfs. It is great for partition maintenance and for rescue purposes.
http://paud.sourceforge.net/

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ZoolLinux - is a Mini-Distribution based on Standard Linux Kernel . Useful for floppy- based rescue systems, or to check hardware and network connections. It supports many different filesystems and has many utilities.
http://zoollinux.berlios.de/doku.php

#2 TheHive

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:19 AM

Not bad. Thats alot of Linux on a floppy.




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