Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Any one know where i can get a linux boot disk from, all i need it to do is have to abaility to mount a CD-Rom and to untar a ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    131

    Bootdisk


    Any one know where i can get a linux boot disk from, all i need it to do is have to abaility to mount a CD-Rom and to untar a file

    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Linux Guru sdousley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,790
    Knoppix sounds like the sort of thing you are after, try here

    You might wanna click the US/UK flag to get it in english
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
    Registered Linux user = #372327

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    131
    Forgot to mention it has to be a floppy disk :S

    sorry

  4. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    forums.gentoo.org
    Posts
    1,817
    Maybe Slackware will work. With the bare.i bootdisk and the color.gz root disk from version 8.0 you will boot to a working Linux and you can probably do both of the things you want. Version 8.0 uses the 2.2 kernel: later versions/kernels could be used, but with more floppies. Depending on your hardware, etc, you might need to create a swap file or swap partition before doing the untar. If you will use Windows to get the floppies, you'll first need rawrite.exe (also in the Slackware version 8.0 ftp directory) to write the boot disk and root disk.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

  5. #5
    Linux Guru sdousley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,790
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyGerbil
    Forgot to mention it has to be a floppy disk :S

    sorry
    hehe. ok, so not knoppix then... i believe dsl can be installed on floppy, that should suffice.
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
    Registered Linux user = #372327

  6. #6
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Serbia&Montenegro
    Posts
    281
    Well I have two types of floppy boot disks: X based and command line based. Let me just search my links and I'll post where you can download it from.
    Linux registered user #358842
    Human knowledge belongs to the world.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •