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Old 02-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Question 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...
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
Old 02-01-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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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.
 
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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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