[buug] Intriguing 1-floppy OS

Tom DeSot tomd at sacefcu.org
Thu Feb 17 06:25:42 PST 2000

Take a look at http://www.freesco.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Zeke Krahlin [mailto:ezekielk at iname.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 9:13 PM
To: @ BUUG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [buug] Intriguing 1-floppy OS

Hi Rick Moen, you wrote on 2/16/2000 1:28:05 PM:

>Quoting ezekielk at iname.com (ezekielk at iname.com):
> Do you guys know about QNX, 
>Yes, it's very good -- but proprietary.

It's a marvel, nonetheless.

>You can run a Linux-based Internet filtering gateway and NAT (Network
>Address Translation) box for all your other machines on a discarded
>386/486 with no hard drive, using the Linux setups from the Linux Router
>Project:  http://linuxrouter.org/

Really? That's great.

>It's worth also knowing about Tom's Root-Boot, a one-floppy Linux
>distribution with an amazing amount of stuff crammed into it:

Very cool. "The most Linux on 1 floppy disk". I'm downloading it right now.
I can see why this teeny OS makes an excellent maintenance tool. 

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