Last Updated on: 6th May 2023, 01:38 pm
Web site: floppix.com
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: CLI
Based on: Debian
Media: Live Floppy Image
The last version | Released: 2.1r6 | April 12, 2000
Floppix – a very small subset of Debian/GNU Linux that fits on two 3.5″ 1.4Mb diskettes.
Floppix was designed as a teaching tool, works entirely in a temporary RAM disk, and has no hard drive access.
It provides a platform to practice Linux commands and experiment with simple system administration. The most important tools of the system are: vi, sed, gzip, tar, telnet, ftp, mail, ssmtp, fetchmail, links, ssh, traceroute.
System Requirements: a machine with i486 CPU, a 3.5″ floppy drive, and 16MB RAM.
To create Floppix diskettes under MS Windows run floppix.exe to unpack the installation files, and then run install.bat.
To create Floppix under a Linux distribution untar the ‘tar.gz’ archive and copy the images onto diskettes:
tar -xvzf floppix.tar.gz
dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k
dd if=disk2.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k
The last version of Floppix is derived from Debian 2.1 “Slink”.
The founder of Floppix is L.M.MacEwan.