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Small Linux

Small Linux is is a micro distribution of Linux for Intel machines that will run on a system with as little as 3 megs of RAM. It comes on 2 or 3 diskettes, can be installed on small hard drives, and is designed to work with tinyX, slip, and plip.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  09 Jan 2001 04:49

    Release Notes: Use of Busybox, addition of route and ifconfig, and the boot disk has additional utilities. A new Unix demo script was added for Unix newbies to see what is on Small Linux. Linux can boot with a ramdisk in 4M RAM, and a new beta install script was added for hard drive installation.

    •  19 Oct 1999 11:10

      Release Notes: A changed file system, new files, and a changed init process.

      •  25 Jul 1999 18:51

        Release Notes: This version uses asmutils. ls colors are fixed. more utilities on root disk. Support disk also available. Uses Linux kernel version 2.0.0

        •  16 Mar 1999 17:55

          Release Notes: Now using Linux kernel 2.0.0, termcap lib added, works with tinyX.


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