Released on 16 April 2009, text mode, needs 24Mb RAM
This floppy set will boot a SliTaz stable mini version. You can write floppies
bootfloppybox, Windows rawrite
# dd if=fd001.img of=/dev/fd0
If you have a CD-ROM, a USB port and a USB key or a network card, but you can't boot these devices directly, then try floppy-grub4dos first. This 1.44Mb floppy provides tiny programs to boot these devices without BIOS support and some other tools.
This floppy set uses the BIOS instead of the linux driver. You can boot SliTaz using unsupported floppy drives such as some PCMCIA devices.
The loram version of the base flavor is launched (text mode only).
Start your computer with fd001.img. It will show the kernel version string and the kernel cmdline line. You can edit the cmdline. Most users can just press Enter.
The floppy is then loaded into memory (one dot each 64KB) and you will be prompted to insert the next floppy, fd002.img. And so on up to fd006.img.
If you have an ext3 partition on your hard disk, the bootstrap can create the
slitaz/install.sh. You will be able to install
SliTaz on your hard disk without extra media.
Each floppy set detects disk swaps and can be used without a keyboard.
ISO image floppy set
You can restore the ISO image on your hard disk using:
# dd if=/dev/fd0 of=fdiso01.img # dd if=/dev/fd0 of=fdiso02.img # ... # cat fdiso*.img | cpio -i
- All these floppy images are built from a core or a Nin1 ISO.
- The loram is preprocessed by
tazlitobox(Low RAM tab) or
- The versions 1.0 and 2.0 are built with
bootfloppyboxavailable since 3.0.
- The newer versions are built with
taziso floppysetavailable since 5.0.
- You can extract the kernel, cmdline and rootfs* files with this tool.
- You can change the floppy format (to 2.88M, 1.2M ...) with this tool.