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dmellem 03-25-2003 07:14 PM

Custom boot disk w/NTFS and DOS emulation

I'd like to create a custom boot floppy that has a minimal kernel and shell and support for NTFS. I found a single floppy distribution--Tinfoil Hat Linux ( offers this functionality. However, I'd also like to put a DOS emulator like DOSEMU on it so I can run some of the utilities that are on the hard disk.

Do you have any tips on building the disk and also adding the DOS support? Is there a disk image like this that already exists? Would it all fit?

I've played with both Linux and BSD but haven't built them from source or anything.

Thanks a lot.


mcleodnine 03-25-2003 11:22 PM

If you look over at you can get a list of 'minimalist' distributions - some of which are bootable CD rescue packages.

dmellem 03-26-2003 11:36 AM

Thanks, mcleodnine. I'll take a look at those. -Dan

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