Which Linux distributions fit on a 1.44 MB bootable floppy disk?
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Check out the Small Linux site by Ben Gross. It includes several very minimal linux distros that fit on a floppy. Quoted from his site:
- tomsrtbt is Tom's bootable linux-based distribution that will fit on a floppy. This is one of the most popular.
- Recovery Is Possible (RIP) is a floppy boot/rescue/backup system.
- Coyote Linux is a single floppy distribution of Linux that is derived from the Linux Router Project (LRP).
- FREESCO (FREE ciSCO). Designed to be used as a router.
- Serial Terminal Linux allows you to use an old laptop as a serial console.
- muLinux is a full-configurable, minimalistic, almost complete, application-centric tiny distribution of Linux (2.0.36 modular kernel) made in Italy. muLinux resides on a single 1722K floppy, but floppy add-ons are provided.
- NanoBSD is the successor to PicoBSD designed to run on embedded or appliance platforms.
Basic Linux is based on an old Slackware distribution.