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do you know of any floppy linux distros that can install to the hard drive and can compile programs and install stuff.ive been looking around but they are all specialized ...
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    cant find a good one


    do you know of any floppy linux distros that can install to the hard drive and can compile programs and install stuff.ive been looking around but they are all specialized ones for routers and others dont have an install option.i dont need it to have networking i just want to mess around with it offline on an old laptop ive got.
    thx
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    ive been to distrowatch i wanted to know wich you think is best for messin with though
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    Follow the link, there are a bunch of floppy based distros listed.
    Only you can decide which is best.
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    thx ive got one now
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    Floppy-based distro search

    i know you guys frown upon and lock "wich distro" threads but read first.
    ok ive seen all the distro for old hardware lists but i want to know witch one can boot in floppies and download the rest of the stuff from a server.plus run in 24mb of ram with a window manager.
    please dont lock this plz help
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    Well distrowatch myfriend

    But also I think you should checkout Debian net install. (or the even smaller one)
    I dont think it fits on a Floppy but still.
    As WindowsManager (if you really need one)
    id go for Open/Fluxbox or xfce(witch it still big)
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    Check this page for floppy-based distros.
    Note: I have not tried any of these distros, so I can't recommend which to choose.
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    Here's an additional small listing of floppy-based Linux distros:

    Small and Floppy-based Linux distributions - alphabetically
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    thanks for the help guys
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