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pengyou 06-16-2004 08:01 AM

Is there a Linux on a floppy disk distribution?
Hi! I have a Fujitsu stylistic 2300. The hard drive cable is bad so I am in search of a new the meantime, I am planning to go travelling next week and want to take my beloved tablet with me to watch VCD's. Does anyone know if there is a Linux distrib. that will reside on a floppy disk? I also want to be able to watch VCD's and listen to the sound as well..all run off of a floppy drive. I would appreciate any help you can provicde...very, very soon!

pengyou 06-16-2004 08:05 AM

I have a CD player with the computer...I will put the VCD in the CD player, will not try to also put it on the floppy :)

Alex_jacobson 06-16-2004 09:43 AM

Why don't you tranfer the VCD on your hard-drive and put a live-cd of linux ?

pengyou 06-16-2004 09:57 AM

Hi! Thanks for your fast response...the problem I am having is that the cable for my hard drive has a short so the hard drive is not working. I am trying to find a temporary solution - 1-2 months - that will let me use the computer as a vcd player with only a floppy drive and a CD player. The computer does not boot to the cd player - the BIOS is too old so I have to use some kind of boot disk in the floppy to get the show started. How much room does Linux need on a CD? Or...can I boot the system from a floppy, use the cd player to load Linux into memory, take the Linux CD our and pop in my movie CD? I know this is a bit difficult to describe...but if you keep in mind I have a computer with no hard drive, only a floppy and a CD player I think it will be easier to conceptualize.

Raphael M 06-16-2004 02:38 PM

Well, if you just want to use the computer as a vcd player, take a look at LinVDR ( german language )
Itīs a life-distro designed for watching VCDs ( i think so... :rolleyes: )
I never tryed it myself, but as far as i know, you can boot up your computer with LinVDR-cd and then remove the cd for watching a vcd or svcd....
Donīt know if this can solve the problem, but i think itīs worth a try.


Raphael M 06-16-2004 02:42 PM

Sorry Iīm wrong !
As I read on their website, LinVDR is not a life-distro.
You must install it to use it ( 50 MB space required ), so this will not solve your problem.

gabebster 06-17-2004 06:57 PM

GeeXboX is a live-cd distro that load into main memory and doesn't need to have its cd in after its loaded.

good luck

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