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    Hi,
    I know I've seen this somewhere, but can't remember. I'm looking for a small linux that fits on a floppy and can run on windows so I can learn and play around with it.
    cybnut

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    are you sure man?i have never heard o f something like that before.linux is a whole operating system just like windows.you can't have windows on a floppy!maybe it was lilo or linux start up disk.

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    there are linux distros out there that you can put on a cd... maybe that is what you are looking for?
    http://www.peanutlinux.org/
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    http://www.stockwith.co.uk/iso/

    edit: these are bootable cds, wasnt sure if I mentioned that
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    Re: Small Linux

    Originally posted here by Fred Brown
    Hi,
    I know I've seen this somewhere, but can't remember. I'm looking for a small linux that fits on a floppy and can run on windows so I can learn and play around with it.
    Linux is its own operating system and connot be run from within windows. A Windows partition uses a FAT32 partition and Linux uses a EXT2 partition. A bootable kernal that fits on a floppy is almost impossible. Your best bet is to take a hard drive and partition about 2 gigs (thats with X - the graphical user interface like windowsthat runs on linux) and download it for free. You can choose any flavor of linux you want from www.linux.org. That is the best way to test it, to dive right in. I hope this will answer your question. Good luck and enjoy!
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    Fred you wanna linux on floppy disk, look at this site http://www.toms.net/rb/ read the FAQ.

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    Indeed sweet_angel. Toms linux is a one floppy linux OS. I mainly use it as a rescue system, or just to demonstrate how cool linux really is. When i go somewhere and they ask me where the cds are, i just put the floopy on their desk watching their faces. Toms linux is really cool. Theres another one called gibraltar too (linux firewall) one one floppy.

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    He he he it's a good one instronic
    When i go somewhere and they ask me where the cds are, i just put the floopy on their desk watching their faces. Toms linux is really cool. Theres another one called gibraltar too (linux firewall) one one floppy.
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    Here's another one. It's called Linux on a Floppy (LOAF).
    http://ldl.sourceforge.net/index.php3?action=2&show=41
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    I know it's not small linux, but this is what i use...
    http://www.picobsd.org

    What is PicoBSD ?

    PicoBSD is primarily just FreeBSD running from RAM-disk, with all needed executable programs packed into a single executable ELF file in the RAM-disk.

    It is a one floppy version which in its different variations allows you to have secure dialup access, small diskless router or even a dial-in server.

    With flexibility that FreeBSD gives, and full source code available, one can build a small installation performing various tasks, including (but not limited to):

    * diskless workstation * portable dial-up access solution * custom demo-disk
    * embedded controller (flash or EEPROM) * firewall * communication server
    * replacement for commercial router * diskless home-automation system * and many others....

    Current version of PicoBSD is 0.500.
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    Thanks sweet angel. Toms was the one I was trying to remember.
    cybnut

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