Installing Ubuntu from floppy disk?

David Vincent dvincent at
Tue Nov 27 23:33:29 UTC 2007

Nils Kassube wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 11/27/2007 11:44 AM, Ashley Benton wrote:
>>> From DOS the list is: computer Award/Award, pentium TM
>>> memory 640K, 31744 K extras
>>> video VGA, cirrus
>>> Network, No network
>> I'm afraid that the system is probably destined for the recycle bin.
>> Even if you try another tiny linux, you won't be able to do much of
>> anything with only 640K of memory. 64M maybe, but definately not with
>> 640K.
> If I read the specs right, it is 32MB, you forgot the "31744 K extras". 
> However, you are right that it will be difficult to find a modern distro 
> that can run with this low amount of memory. Even if you find one, it 
> might be only usable for CLI applications.

That would easily run OpenBSD.  CLI yes, but hey, you can't get a much 
more secure system/firewall than that.


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