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Old 06-11-2020, 06:18 AM   #1
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Request for old Linux distros (pre-2004)


Hello!
I want to get some hard to find old Linux distributions so I can install them in a VM.
Criteria: they must be before 2004.
Criteria2: peferably on physical media that any of you members here have, should be dumped as an iso or mdf/mds
Distros that i can't find anywhere else: as on those ones i cannot find on Internet Archive or searching the iso filename on google.
Old versions of existing distros also count as well.
On the lookout for distros from 1990s to 2003.
Look here to see what I'm talking about. https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ve-4175551843/

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Old 06-11-2020, 06:23 AM   #2
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did you find this: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-linux/ ?
 
Old 06-11-2020, 06:29 AM   #3
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I know about this, but how do I install them? I cannot find any ISO's or floppy images.
Sorry about this, I'm new here.
I want to install them using apps like VMware/VirtualBox (for newer stuff) and 86box (for old stuff).

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Old 06-11-2020, 06:36 AM   #4
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hm. for example here: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-....91/dist/base/ you will find 3 disk images.
need to examine them, but you will/can find something installable.
 
Old 06-11-2020, 06:42 AM   #5
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hm. for example here: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-....91/dist/base/ you will find 3 disk images.
need to examine them, but you will/can find something installable.
Okay thanks, but the thing I wanted was something from physical media.
Is anybody here willing to dig through their old CDs and floppies for these distributions?
I want the ones you cant find anywhere else so I can upload them to the Internet Archive for future purposes.
Time range of the distros I want ranges from the 1990s to before August 2004.
Particually want these distros as seen here https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/139
Going through distrowatch news prior to september 2004
LWN distro list 2004-08-26 on wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20040826...Distributions/

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Old 06-11-2020, 06:47 AM   #6
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Okay thanks, but the thing I wanted was something from physical media.
Is anybody here willing to dig through their old CDs and floppies for these distributions?
I want the ones you cant find anywhere else so I can upload them to the Internet Archive for future purposes.
Time range of the distros I want ranges from the 1990s to 2003.
Those old images are images for or from physical media. Some for floppies. Check the instructions and README files.
 
Old 06-11-2020, 09:18 AM   #7
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I wanted something that I can't find anywhere on Google, like you know, LibraNet and early versions of KNOPPIX. did you even look at the links I posted in the post above? Try to do a Google search on those such distributions (you wont get much), espically those from 2003 and below.
I want someone to upload a copy of these such distros (peferably obscure ones) from a cd onto either internet archive, mega, or google drive.
Remember to look at the links i posted and look on distrowatch's archives for entries from prior to august 2004.
https://distrowatch.com/index-mobile...gust&year=2004 and prior
Any of these ring a bell or catch your eye? Dont forget to look at the links I posted above as well!

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Old 06-11-2020, 11:41 AM   #8
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You sound like a patent attorney trying to invalidate a patent.

Every version of Slackware is available from https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware
These are files. You can make the installation disks yourself.
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:58 AM   #9
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Every version of Slackware is available from https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware
And I even got the ISO's, from 7.0 thru 9.1
Code:
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 664907776 1999-10-26 07:00:01 slackware-7.0-d1.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 681775104 1999-10-26 07:00:02 slackware-7.0-d2.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 661587968 1999-10-26 07:00:03 slackware-7.0-d3.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 664430592 1999-10-26 07:00:04 slackware-7.0-d4.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 681433088 2000-06-23 07:10:01 slackware-7.1-d1.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 647288832 2000-06-23 07:10:02 slackware-7.1-d2.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 681533440 2000-06-23 07:10:03 slackware-7.1-d3.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 673153024 2000-06-23 07:10:04 slackware-7.1-d4.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 601161728 2001-06-29 08:00:04 slackware-8.0-extra-d4.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 670138368 2001-06-29 08:00:01 slackware-8.0-install-d1.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 675348480 2001-06-29 08:00:02 slackware-8.0-livefs-d2.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 672337920 2001-06-29 08:00:03 slackware-8.0-source-d3.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 689405952 2002-06-19 08:10:00 slackware-8.1-install.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 694976512 2003-03-18 09:00:00 slackware-9.0-install.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 655589376 2003-09-25 09:10:01 slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 688422912 2003-09-25 09:10:02 slackware-9.1-install-d2.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 689995776 2003-09-25 09:10:03 slackware-9.1-source-d3.iso
-r--r--r-- 1 hartman beheer 695009280 2003-09-25 09:10:04 slackware-9.1-source-d4.iso
Not complete - especially I'm missing the 8.1 and 9.0 "extra" etc diskd.

But I'm not going to upload them anywhere, you can get them from where I got them too:
http://archive.org/details/Slackware..._November_1999
or http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla.../slackware-iso

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Old 06-11-2020, 12:35 PM   #10
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You're about a year too late, I threw all of mine.
 
Old 06-11-2020, 02:16 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I wanted something that I can't find anywhere on Google, like you know, LibraNet and early versions of KNOPPIX. did you even look at the links I posted in the post above? Try to do a Google search on those such distributions (you wont get much), espically those from 2003 and below.
I want someone to upload a copy of these such distros (peferably obscure ones) from a cd onto either internet archive, mega, or google drive.
Remember to look at the links i posted and look on distrowatch's archives for entries from prior to august 2004.
https://distrowatch.com/index-mobile...gust&year=2004 and prior
Any of these ring a bell or catch your eye? Dont forget to look at the links I posted above as well!
Early versions of Knoppix are available at the knoppix site - surprised you didn't find them..
https://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html
Look under the cd downloads.....
 
Old 06-11-2020, 03:24 PM   #12
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There are two knoppix sites out there for some reason. Basically the same. Some of the links may be different.

A lot of the distro's still in existence may have links to ftp resources.

There used to be planetmirror for a lot of archived.

There is also some other archive web site but I can't remember it.

I would have suggested distrowatch.

https://soft.lafibre.info/

https://www.ibiblio.org/software/distributions/

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Old 06-11-2020, 05:06 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BenjaminMadden7880 View Post
I know about this, but how do I install them? I cannot find any ISO's or floppy images.
Sorry about this, I'm new here.
I want to install them using apps like VMware/VirtualBox (for newer stuff) and 86box (for old stuff).
Hmmm... I just tool a look and there are full instructions, for example, under early ports
https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic...x/intel/readme it says
Code:
This directory contains the 2nd snapshot of the MkLinux system for
the Intel i*86 platform.

It contains the following archive files:

mklinux-1.0b2-bin.tgz		The binaries and configuration files you
				need to install on a Linux system. Extract
				this archive file from the root directory
				and follow the instructions in the
				MKLINUX_BOOT.README file.

mklinux-1.0b2-bin-extra.tgz	More binaries, like microkernels and servers
				with debugging assertions, and some microkernels
				with support for MPv1 multiprocessing. Extract
				from the root directory too.

mklinux-1.0b2-mklinux.tgz	The Linux server sources. Extract from
				/usr/src for example and follow the
				instructions in the MKLINUX_BUILD.README file.

mklinux-1.0b2-osfmk.tgz		The OSF microkernel sources. Extract from
				/usr/src for example and follow the
				instructions in the OSFMK_BUILD.README file.

mklinux-1.0b2-tools.tgz		The ODE (OSF Development Environment) tools
				and more.

If you just want to give MkLinux a try and see how it runs, the "bin"
archive is all you need.
If you want to build the microkernel, you need the "osfmk" and "tools"
archives.
If you want to build the Linux server, you need the "mklinux", "osfmk" and
"tools" archives.
The source and tools archives should all be extracted from the same directory
(/usr/src is a good guess, although not mandatory).


You can get more information about MkLinux and this snapshot on our
WWW pages:
	<A HREF="http://www.gr.osf.org/mklinux/">http://www.gr.osf.org/mklinux/</A>
There is information on how to subscribe to our mailing lists for
example, and some FAQs (Frequetntly Ask Questions) about MkLinux and
the snapshots (including trouble shooting hints)
Looks straightforward to me

Good luck
 
Old 06-11-2020, 06:22 PM   #14
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Maybe here:

https://archiveos.org/
 
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Old 06-11-2020, 10:00 PM   #15
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Ok thanks for all the suggestions guys.
 
  


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