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Old 01-07-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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Floppy based linux for hard drive backups

Hi guys,

I would like to make a bootable floppy disk that contains dd (for linux backups) and ntfsclone (for NTFS backups). The kernel only needs SATA and IDE support and a command line. No network,PCMCIA,etc. is needed.

Is there anything out there that already meets my needs? I thought I'd as before I jump into compiling a kernel with and creating some init scripts to do this task.

Thanks in advance,
Old 01-10-2007, 07:29 AM   #2
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Rather than a floppy, why not try Puppy linux or Damn Small Linux. Both are full mini distro's that fit on a mini CD. DSL will even fit on a business card CD, loads completely into memory at a "full and bulky" 35 Mb, and gives a blindingly fast system.

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