I've been asked to create a backup of an old, old laptop.
It's a 386 with 640KB + 1MB of RAM, a floppy disk drive and a serial port. The HD is 80MB. Ideally I'd still like to get an HD image out of it so I can try to get the software running in vmware/qemu/dosbox/...
Ordinarily I'd boot the system with a linux live CD and copy the HD image over the network. Obviously that won't work here.
I've considered a linux boot disk and transferring the image over a serial connection but I don't even know where to begin looking for something that will even boot.