April 9, 2002

Major tomsrtbt release, version 2.0.9

Tom Oehser writes, "I've released a major new version of tomsrtbt, 2.0.9. The kernel has been upgraded from 2.0.39 to 2.2.20."

Interesting new feature: bzip2 kernel and ramdisk loading

What will most be missed: emacs, for the moment, only vi will fit

What you have is... M386 MATH_EMULATION MODULES ELF FD IDE-DISK/CD/TAPE LOOP RAM

INITRD DAC960 UNIX SCSI-DISK/CD/TAPE AHA152X AHA1542 AIC7XXX BUSLOGIC EATA TULIP

NCR53C8XX EL2 EL3 VORTEX WD80x3 ULTRA EEXPRESS/PRO/PRO100 NE2000 PCNET32 IS09660

MSDOS SERIAL SERIAL_CONSOLE FAT VFAT JOLIET MINIX NTFS PROC EXT2 EXT3 NFS VIDSEL

3c589_cs agetty ash badblocks basename boot.b buildit.s busybox bz2bzImage bzip2

cardmgr cat chain.b chattr chgrp chmod chown chroot clear clone.s cmp common

config cp cpio cs cut date dd ddate df dhcpcd-- dirname dmesg domainname ds du

e2fsck echo egrep elvis ex false fdflush fdformat fdisk filesize find findsuper

fmt fsck.ext2 fstab grep group gunzip gzip halt head hexdump hexedit host.conf

hostname hosts i82365 ifconfig ile init inittab insmod install.s issue kernel

key.lst kill killall killall5 klogd ld ld-linux length less libc libcom_err

libe2p libext2fs libtermcap libuuid lilo lilo.conf ln loadkmap logger login ls

lsattr lsmod lua man map md5sum miterm mkdir mkdosfs mke2fs mkfifo mkfs.minix

mknod mkswap more more.help mount mt mtab mv nc necho network networks nmclan_cs

nslookup passwd pax pcmcia pcmcia_core pcnet_cs ping poweroff printf profile

protocols ps pwd rc.0 rc.6 rc.M rc.S rc.custom rc.custom.gz rc.pcmcia reboot

rescuept reset resolv.conf rm rmdir rmmod route rsh rshd script sed serial

serial_cs services setserial settings.s sh shared shutdown sleep sln sort split

strings swapoff swapon sync syslogd tail tar tcic tee telnet telnetd termcap

test tomshexd tomsrtbt.FAQ touch true umount undeb-- unpack.s unrpm-- update

utmp vi vi.help view wc wget which xargs xirc2ps_cs yecho yes zcat

...ON ONE FLOPPY!

Updated new current fixed better versions of:

e2fsck mke2fs rescuept fdisk pcmcia busybox

New support added to the default image:

eexpress_pro100 ext3_fs pcnet32 serial_console

Removed from the default image:

idetape mouse slip tr emacs debugfs dumpe2fs fsck.msdos ifport pcmcia-scsi

It comes in three flavours, which make the same booted image:

tomsrtbt-2.0.9.dos.zip # for installation from DOS

tomsrtbt-2.0.9.tar.gz # for installation from Linux

tomsrtbt-2.0.9.ElTorito.288.img.bz2 # for bootable CD installation

The home page is:

http://www.toms.net/rb/

It's a boot/root rescue/emergency floppy image with more stuff than can fit.

Bzip2, 1722Mb formatting, and tight compilation options helped jam a lot on.

It is useful for "learn unix on a floppy" as it runs from ramdisk, includes

the man-pages for everything, and behaves in a generally predictable way.

Note: This is a .0.0 version and has many known rough edges...

---------------------------- tomsrtbt-2.0.0.lsm --------------------------:

Begin3

Title: tomsrtbt

Version: 2.0.0

Entered-date: 06APR02

Description: "The most Linux on one floppy." (distribution or panic disk).

1.72MB boot/root rescue/tools diskette for your shirt pockets.

Supports ide, scsi, tape, network adaptors, PCMCIA, much more.

About 100 utility programs and tools for fixing and restoring.

See tomsrtbt.FAQ for a list of stuff that is included. Not a

script, just the diskette image packed up chock full of stuff.

Easy to customize startup and scripts for complete rebuilding.

Also good as learn-unix-on-a-floppy as it has mostly what you

expect- vi, , lua, sed, sh, manpages- loaded on ramdisks.

There is one installer that runs under Linux, another for DOS.

Keywords: rescue recovery emergency floppy panic bootdisk tomsrtbt help

Author: tom@toms.net (Tom Oehser)

Maintained-by: tom@toms.net (Tom Oehser)

Primary-site: www.toms.net /rb

1 kB home.html

Alternate-site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/recovery

1722 kB tomsrtbt-2.0.0.tar.gz

1722 kB tomsrtbt-2.0.0.dos.zip

1722 kB tomsrtbt-2.0.0.ElTorito.img.bz2

Copying-policy: GPL

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-Tom Oehser, tom@toms.net

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