1-diskette OS

black_dot http://www.angelfire.com/linux/floorzat/2diskXwin.htm
2-Disk X window embedded Linux – is a tiny net-centric Linux that aims at portable secure remote system usage. It contains many utilities including: X Windows, vncviewer, rdesktop, a Web browser, a file manager, a text editor, a terminal, a window manager, a menu system, a dialog system, X scripting facilities, and many others. It aims to work from 1 or 2 floppy disks in any remote location.
black_dot http://advancemame.sourceforge.net
AdvanceCD – is a bootable live CD, DVD, and USB disk that contains a minimal Linux distribution containing the AdvanceMAME emulator. You can boot it on any PC and play the contained games without any installation.
black_dot http://blueflops.sourceforge.net
blueflops – This is a two floppies Linux distribution with a graphical web browser and a popular irc client. The kernel is with most of the Ethernet drivers compiled in (as modules) and PPP support (for dial-up connections). The C library is uClibc, busybox is a slightly modified (logging is disabled), the kernel image is compressed with UPX. You will be able to check your Yahoo mail account thanks to OpenSSL ;). The main feature though is the configuration procedure. The scripts are all accessible by a ‘setup’ script, and have a nice ‘dialog’ front-end. Once the setup is completed the configuration can be saved, loaded, erased, its name changed (you get the picture...).
red_dot http://www.blagblagblag.org
BLAG – is a single-CD Linux distribution that has a suite of graphics, Internet, audio, video, office, and peer-to-peer file sharing applications. It is based on Fedora Core, Dag, Freshrpms, etc. It is up-to-date with all Fedora errata updates at the time of release, and uses apt/synaptic for easy upgrades and installation of new applications.
black_dot http://sourceforge.net/projects/byld
BYLD – This is a little package that helps you to build a Linux distribution on a single floppy disk to use as you want (net client, rescue disk...). This is not a complete distribution: it was made only to build a mini distribution on a floppy.
green_dot http://web.tvnetwork.hu/~krichy/cfdev
Compact Flash Linux Project – is a Linux distribution designed to run on a compact flash card in read-only mode. It is as small as possible, and currently needs around 14 MB. It includes OpenSSH, quagga, iptables, hostap, madwifi, wireless-tools, pppoe, tcpdump, bridge-utils, and more.
blue_dot http://drbl.sourceforge.net
Diskless Remote Boot in Linux – (DRBL) provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, and Fedora. Unlike LTSP, it uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility similar to Symantec Ghost.
black_dot http://featherlinux.berlios.de
Feather Linux – is a Linux distribution, based upon Knoppix 3.4, that can fit on a Mini-CD or on a 64 MB USB pen drive. It aims to have a wide range of applications for desktop, rescue, and administration uses.
red_dot http://www.fli4l.de
fli4l – is a single-floppy Linux-based ISDN/DSL/ethernet-router. It features configuration with some simple ASCII-files, several possible connection-flavors (in/out/callback, and raw IP/PPP), channel bundling (an extra channel can be added through a Windows/Unix-client), configuration of multiple networks, least-cost routing, automatic choice of provider, display/calculation of connection times and costs, and a Windows/Unix client to control dial/hangup, monitor traffic and monitor incoming calls on ISDN (see screenshot).
black_dot http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw
floppyfw – is a router and simple firewall on one single floppy. It uses Linux basic firewall capabilities, and has a very simple packaging system. It is perfect for masquerading and securing networks on ADSL and cable lines, using both static IP, DHCP, and PPPoE, and provides a simple installation, which usually involves editing of only one file on the floppy.
black_dot http://www.freesco.org
FREESCO – (stands for FREE ci*SCO*) is a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 3 ethernet / arcnet / token ring / arlan network cards and up to 2 modems. Freesco is the easiest to use, one disk Linux system available.
red_dot http://injector.sourceforge.net
Injector Linux – is a single-floppy Linux system, which supports many filesystems – currently approximately 25. Because of its wide range of supported filesystems, it is very useful for disk rescue operations.
red_dot http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
KNOPPIX – is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI devices, and other peripherals. It can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, etc. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk due to on-the-fly decompression.
black_dot http://www.wifi.com.ar/english/cdrouter.html
Linux LiveCD Router – allows you to share your broadband connection and use WIFI. You can use it with DSL, cable modem, T1, ISDN, and dialup connections. You can build an access point using most WiFi cards. It does not require any installation, but boots your computer straight from the CD.
black_dot http://www.menuetos.org
menuetOS – Menuet is a fully 32 bit assembly written, graphical RTOS for assembly programming & distributed under General Public License. Since Menuet fits to a single floppy, you only need one blank 1.44 M diskette. Your hard disks are not affected in any way.
black_dot http://mulinux.sunsite.dk
muLinux – muLinux is a minimalistic Linux distribution, suitable for old computers. X11, GCC, VNC, SSH, Samba, Netscape etc. are supported on additional addon floppies. It can be installed from DOS/Win9x or Linux, without repartitioning. The “mu” stands for a Greek letter (see Unicode Latin-1 char 0x0b5) frequently used for indicating the millionth part of something. for example: “mu meter” (µ) stands for micro meter and is the one millionth part of a meter. The reason for the name “muLinux” is its tiny size.
black_dot http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/

Peter Gutmann – (Professional Paranoid) – My research interests cover the design and analysis of security techniques and systems, with a sideline in various obscure security-related areas such as the recovery of deleted data from magnetic media, and whatever else happens to catch my interest. To view some of the documents referenced on this page you’ll need a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat reader software.

See also: http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/linux_vpn.txt

black_dot http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip
RIP – You can get the RIP Linux rescue system here! Linux, Free BSD.
black_dot http://www.sharethenet.com
ShareTheNet – ShareTheNet is no longer being sold or supported. The time has come where I must stop selling and supporting ShareTheNet. It has been a great ride. I believe STN has been helpful for a lot of people. However, I really can’t support it anymore – I can’t build a new version without investing a substantial amount of work re-building a new infrastructure for it, and there are numerous inexpensive alternatives available these days. When I first came out with STN in 1997, it was the first product of it’s kind, turning an ordinary PC into a first rate router / firewall. Nowadays, you can get the same functionality from Netgear and companies like that for less than STN costs. There are also many free packages available. I really appreciate all the support that numerous people have given both me and others on the STN list. While it may seem silly, I feel somewhat like I’m losing an old friend.
black_dot http://thewall.sourceforge.net
theWall – Single floppy or compact flash based firewall for home DSL / cable modem users based on PicoBSD. Platforms includes embedded PCs with or without video and keyboard support such as the Soekris Net4501 as well as old PCs. TheWall is a collection of PicoBSD configuration trees and prebuild binaries for various platforms that provides NAT and firewall services for a small network. The goal of theWall project is to allow a user to get going quickly without having to learn the details of building a PicoBSD release.
black_dot http://www.ultimatebootcd.com
Ultimate Boot CD – allows users to run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives.

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