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    *nix command line

    Hello all i was wondering if there is a linux/unix command line avaliable on floppy disk that i can install on my 33mhz laptop i want to do this so i can learn linux/unix command line. I do hav books that im reading to learn the way it all works and wht the commands stand for and so on but also i want to do this just for sh*t$ and giggles cause i like the old technology thanx
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    simple enuff to do you your own, try google. search engins are free and powerfull. use them.

    hint -> http://www.geekhavoc.com/floppy.html

    Theres lots of sites out there dedicated to just this topic. hope this is usefull, have fun!
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    Hi Hex, you might be able to find what your looking for HERE, it's a version of Linux on a floppy.


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    thanx guys
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    this may sond kinda dumb but how do i get it to my laptop
    i would put the file i downloaded on to the diska nd it would be fine bt i need something to uncompress it in dos/ win 3.1
    and i try to but one of the bin files i downloaded on to it but its to big even tho its not. its a 1.44 meg floppy but winblows will only let me write 1.38 and im running out of ideas
    ok let me simplfy my problem


    i downloaded
    DLX-1.0-src.tar.gz 1362k
    pb_en-D.bin (freebsd ver)1440k
    tomsrtbt-2.0.103.dos.zip (also in gzip form) 2191k

    disk size 1.44m
    usable 1.38m

    also need decompression agent for dos and can not find one that works i downloaded winace for command line dos but it doesnt work on the computer only this one

    thanx for ur time
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    I rember using a program called Pkunzip I have been looking for a version that works with Win 3.1 for you. so far nothing but win 95 support and up.

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    thanx DeadAddict
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    Ok hexadecimal I did find one or three here is the link to it http://win3x.tucows.com/comp_default.html They may have a time trial on them but that won't really matter since you won't really need it after you get Linux on your laptop hope that helps you.

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    linux on a laptop

    I can completely dig what your trying to do, I love tinkering with old/outdated technology. Sometimes you find it is more reliable than the new M$based technology.

    Toms distrobution of linux on floppy is real nice, buzybox rocks.

    Anywho, this is what ur gonna need,
    1.another computer (temporary) with at least dos on it.
    2.unzip or pkunzip
    3.rawrite for dos or windows
    4.a floppy disk or two.


    Download the packages to your temp computer use pkunzip or unzip (off the windows cd) to unzip the file.

    Next put in a floppy disk and type rawrite tomsdistro.img a:
    and wait for it to write, the windows version of rawrite is nice, just choose the img file and click create or write...

    when its done, copy your packages or extra modules to their directories on the floppy.

    Put the floppy in your laptop and reboot.

    Taddaa, you got linux.
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