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Link to this post 31 May 09

Are there any linuxes that can be booted from a Floppy drive (Lol old.....).

Like a modern floppy, a 1.44 MB.

Please name them and have a website to where I can download them.

Link to this post 31 May 09

Well, there's the 2disc Xwindow Embedded Linux. I believe it is referring to floppy discs. Some of the tools are proprietary, though. I am not sure if that will be a problem for you, but here is the link anyway. :)

http://www.angelfire.com/linux/floorzat/2diskXwin.htm

And then there's Timon Linux from Argentina. Good luck with working on the site, though. The download pages are not in English, but that is no problem if you can figure it out.

http://www.linuxtimon.com.ar/


There is also this link that might help you with working with Linux distros that do not necessarily run on CDs. I have yet to try this on my own old desktop. :) I also have a desktop that still has a floppy drive.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic100615.html

Link to this post 02 Jun 09

There are two that I remember can be loaded from a single floppy disk , Tomsrtbt and Freesco. Tomsrtbt is basically a rescue disk and freesco buils a small router from a PC (free-cisco), Check them out.

Tomsrbt

Freesco

Link to this post 02 Jun 09

Check out the distributions on www.linux.org (different site than this). There are some floppy-based distributions you can get.

Link to this post 02 Jun 09

iamthesargent wrote:

Are there any linuxes that can be booted from a Floppy drive (Lol old.....).

Like a modern floppy, a 1.44 MB.

Please name them and have a website to where I can download them.

I like Leka Rescue Floppy. It is "out of production", but i still have a copy of it and use it:

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Other/Leka-Rescue-Floppy-8738.shtml

Link to this post 02 Jun 09

Slitaz has a floppy image. It's not the whole distro, though, just a boot disk. The distro itself is about 25 mb.

http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/#floppy

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