A: Absolutely! As of my typing this up at 4am in the morning October 4th 1998.
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A: Small Linux is a partial distribution of the Linux kernel and support files that can boot on older x86 systems with less than 5 meg of RAM memory.
A: See: http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/GNU/Linux
A: See: LearningUnix
A: See: SmallLinuxLikeProjects
A: See: Programs for Small Linux Adding Programs
A: See: Experiences Installing Small Linux
A: Make sure both root and boot diskettes are formated 1.44 dd if=root of=/dev/fd0 where "root" equals file name of the root image as stored on your system. Under Windows, consider using Rawrite for windows http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite.htm
A: Insert boot diskette into floppy drive on machine you want to boot Small Linux onto. Turn off machine, then turn on machine. The boot loader in the computer should read the boot sectors off the boot diskette and load the linux boot message. The next step should tell you exactly when to insert the root diskette.
here is how it looks booting up under the Plex86 emulator: SmallPlex86
A: Root is the login name.
Hit enter. Then for password, just hit enter. Be careful you have the power of God when you are logged in as root...don't launch the missiles!
A: No! Get Debian or Red Hat or S.u.S.E. or Slackware or Mandrake. Small Linux only addresses a specific problem -- you have a 386 computer with less than 4 meg of RAM.
A: See the notes at: Small Linux on Thinkpad
A: Yes, at least I did.
See also the script /Install/install.sh on the root disk.I don't remember the exact steps though. I think I did the following:
1. fdisk - set hda1 as linux native 18 meg set hda2 as linux swap 2 meg
2. mkfs.ext2 - format main partition mkfs.ext2 /dev/hda1 mkswap - format swap partition mkswap /dev/hda2
3. copied entire root diskette to hda1 mount /dev/hda1 /mnt cp -a -v /* /mnt (it should skip/hang on /proc - create it manually and resume with the dirs after it)
4. change mtab and fstab on hard drive 5. tested two stage boot from boot diskette to hard drive
6. copied vmlinuz kernel image to root of main drive
7. modified lilo.conf and ran lilo
8.populated the file system with usable files like: lynx, ftp, telnet and etc.
link for steps I used on a Palmax: Palmax Install
link for steps in German http://home.t-online.de/home/joerg.simonis/linux_smalllinux.xhtml
A: No. Small Linux is compilied to run binaries compilied to libc 5.x.xx so, a.out binaries will not run and newer glibc 2 binaries will not run.
A: See Network Connections
A: look at http://www.superant.com/files/smalllinux/lilo/
A: Sorry, some machines will not boot Small Linux. I suspect it is usually a problem with the floppy controller.
A: I am not into getting rich, but if you have some overpowering urge to send money, donate to a non-profit project like Debian, or send it to me at SuperAnt POB 91418 Pasadena, CA 91109
A: Yes, a relationship with linux can be addictive and consume vast amounts of time, causing problems with: human relationships, family, job; and efforts to make the world a better place.
A: No! Small Linux is covered by GPL. You are free to use it, make a million copies of it, modify it to your hearts delight. But, it is not offered with any warranty or promise of usability, functionality, or safety of any kind. You use it, or attempt to use it at your own risk. If it breaks anything, you get to keep both pieces. Perhaps you should have backed up your data for the Fortune 500 company.
A: See: SocialActivism
A: I don't really know. ;-)
The programm loadkmap (/bin/loadkmap) reads binary keymaps from stdin.
Those binary Keymaps can be created using the program dumpkmap (not contained in small linux).
The program dumpkeymap can be found here:
fill-in-here ;-)Using dumpkeymap to create a binary keymap-file:
fill-in-here ;-)Activate a binary keymap file:
loadkmap < BinKeymapFile