LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-21-2002, 12:23 PM   #1
DaFrEQ
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Earth... for now
Distribution: SuSE9.2 AMD64; LFS; GentooAMD64; Ubuntu10.04; RHEL 5.5; Solaris10(SPARC)
Posts: 418

Rep: Reputation: 30
boot r00t


Hey all. Searches fail... so I ask:

tldp seems to haev weird people writing their doqs.

Where is a good place to find descent instructions for creating a b00t floppy for linux? n00b style. Something that will get a person rolling without me having to walk them.

tldp has such discombobulated documentation it isn't even funny anymore.

tnx

L8rz
 
Old 11-21-2002, 12:26 PM   #2
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
What did you want on your boot floppy? If you want an all-purpose boot floppy, then Tom's is great.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 12:59 PM   #3
DaFrEQ
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Earth... for now
Distribution: SuSE9.2 AMD64; LFS; GentooAMD64; Ubuntu10.04; RHEL 5.5; Solaris10(SPARC)
Posts: 418

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Well, I figured something along the lines of:
boot/root
Something they can b00t with that will allow them to use minor commands. Enough to partition the hd and comence with an install from flopp modules.

But most documentation is pretty cryptic as far as actually making the disks. And it wouldn't do any good for me to make them for my peeps 'cuz they wouldn't learn anything.
...and I'm just not motivated enough to write out the procedures. (too many projects, not enough time or Dew *props*)

tnx. I'll chek out toms.

L8rz
 
Old 11-21-2002, 01:13 PM   #4
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
Hehe! There's an article in this months (UK) Linux Format... it mentions the following:

CD based 'mini' distros:
DemoLinux. Rated 8/10
Provides a full distribution with XFree86.
LNX-BBC. Rated 10/10
Multiple tools to repair Linux systems.
Trinux. Rated 10/10
Downloads analysis tools from the web.

Floppy based 'mini' distros:
BasicLinux. Rated 6/10
Needs 2 floppies. Features limited firewall abilities.
Tomsrtbt. Rated 9/10
Lots of utilities on a floppy.
FloppyFW. Rated 8/10
Good firewall capabilities.
Loaf. Rated 5/10
Console networking utilities.
FreeSCO. Rated 8/10
Router, bridging and dialing out server.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 02:45 PM   #5
DaFrEQ
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Earth... for now
Distribution: SuSE9.2 AMD64; LFS; GentooAMD64; Ubuntu10.04; RHEL 5.5; Solaris10(SPARC)
Posts: 418

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Tnx.

cheer mate.

L8rz
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
solaris boot problem boot error loading interpreter(misc/krtld) Johncy_j Solaris / OpenSolaris 5 08-18-2005 02:47 AM
Dual boot SUSE/XP But SUSE wont let me boot or see boot menu Hairulfr SUSE / openSUSE 9 08-17-2005 01:57 PM
failed features: boot.shm boot.loadmodules boot.swap cccc SUSE / openSUSE 1 08-08-2005 08:23 AM
mandrake 10 command line to gui boot, then stuck at boot with hour glass chris008 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 11-14-2004 06:29 PM
DUAL BOOT - WIN XP cant be seen/boot on boot - pls help Bluiee Linux - Newbie 1 05-25-2004 06:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration