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Old 03-25-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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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.

Old 03-25-2003, 11:22 PM   #2
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If you look over at you can get a list of 'minimalist' distributions - some of which are bootable CD rescue packages.
Old 03-26-2003, 11:36 AM   #3
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Thanks, mcleodnine. I'll take a look at those. -Dan


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