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Linux Orbit: Linux on a Floppy, An Intro to Mini Linux Distributions

Mar 18, 2002, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"If you've ever been stuck on the freeway with a flat tire and no jack, you know what it's like to have a Linux system crash and not have a boot disk. And although nearly every Linux distribution company asks you make a boot/recovery floppy when you install Linux for the first time, many users skip this important step. Out of the boot/recovery disk concept was born the Mini-Linux distribution.

"Although there are no standards for Mini-Linux distributions, it should be noted that they fill several niches for general Linux use and administration. In this article, we're going to look at three Mini-Linux distributions and the niches they fill. These niches include security, crash recovery and general administration. We'll also tell you where you can download these little gems and how to install them on a floppy for use on any system with a floppy drive..."

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