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Linux Gazette: HAL 91 - a minimalistic Linux distribution

Nov 04, 2000, 21:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthias Arndt)

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"HAL91 is a minimalistic Linux distribution that fits on one floppy disk (1.44MB). Special about HAL91 is that it comes along with a whole set of useful utilities for maintaining and troubleshooting a Linux system, including some limited networking support. The HAL91 Project was started by Oyvind Kolaas but Christian Perle is now the maintainer of the HAL91 distribution."

"In order to keep HAL91 as small as possible the whole HAL91 system currently uses the libc5. Kernel 2.0.36 is the current kernel version."

"You just a need a minimal system with a 386 processor and 8MB of RAM. HAL91 comes along with harddisk and CD-ROM support but it runs directly from floppy out of a RAM disk. A special feature of HAL91 is the included minimal support for NE2000 compliant network hardware and the ability to establish a PPP connection over a null modem cable (via the ppp-nullmodem script)."

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