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Hello All,

my problem seems to be very simple yet I am struggling to solve it. I am trying to have a very basic installation of Linux on a single 1.44MB floppy disk and I cannot find any documents on how to do that.

My goal is to have just one floppy with the kernel, TCP/IP, network driver for 3COM PCMCIA card, Telnet daemon, so I could demonstrate our RF products (which have a wireless Ethernet interface - 802.11 in case you are interested) with just a laptop  PC and this floppy. I have found several suggestions on how to create a compressed image on a diskette but the problem is how to create and install a _working_ file system on the same diskette. The distribution I am currently using is Slackware 3.5.

I would appreciate every help in this matter.

Best regards.
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See BOOTDISK howto.

Usually Slackware comes with some predefined bootdisks, check your CDs ther should be a directory named bootdisk and/or install
containing boot-images which must be copied to floppy with dd (UNIX) or rawwrite.exe (DOS).

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