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TheGatorade 02-01-2013 01:39 PM

Floppy disk Linux distribution?
 
Hi everyone!
I have an old PC, I don't know exactly the model. It's a IBM.
I wonder if there is a distro that can be put on a floppy disk, to install it in that PC. It would be more useful than Windows 3.1 it has now...
Thanks :)

Kustom42 02-01-2013 01:45 PM

There are a few out there. Here is one I know of http://www.micheleandreoli.it/mulinux/ designed for floppys, has everything broken into modules so you can put each module on a floppy that you need and load them individually.

Kustom42 02-01-2013 01:51 PM

If it were me though, I would leave it on 3.1 and throw a NES emulator on there just to have some fun with Paperboy and Mario Bros every once in a while.

rokytnji 02-01-2013 03:46 PM

I installed http://sourceforge.net/projects/blueflops/ on a P66hz 12MB edo ram Netbook. Now to just find a 16bit pcmcia ethernet card without paying too much for it. I have a telephone jack modem pcmcia card but I don't do dialup.

Boots and runs fine on those specs though.

syg00 02-01-2013 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheGatorade (Post 4882463)
It would be more useful than Windows 3.1 it has now...

That might be questionable. I'm always willing to champion Linux, but this is a stretch. Been a long time since the kernel fitted on a floppy - even compressed as it is. You'll have great difficulty finding doco or getting (online) help.

Might be educational though ...

rokytnji 02-01-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by syg00 (Post 4882539)
That might be questionable. I'm always willing to champion Linux, but this is a stretch. Been a long time since the kernel fitted on a floppy - even compressed as it is. You'll have great difficulty finding doco or getting (online) help.

Might be educational though ...

That was why I mentioned Blue Flops. It comes with a 2.6 kernel on the floppy image and I was hoping to get links2 working via pcmcia.
It would be killer if I found a 16bit cheapo wireless B pcmcia for that netbook. No GUI but what a killer.

At present it is just a bootable doorstop though.

TheGatorade 02-03-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kustom42 (Post 4882469)
There are a few out there. Here is one I know of http://www.micheleandreoli.it/mulinux/ designed for floppys, has everything broken into modules so you can put each module on a floppy that you need and load them individually.

Thanks. I'm going to try it soon.


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