[techtalk] Running Linux from a zip disk.

Ms. Piglet piglet at rootsweb.com
Thu Mar 22 17:45:22 EST 2001

This has bugged me since you first posted, because I knew I'd just read
something about this.....

>From the book LINUX FOR YOUR LAPTOP by Bill Ball--

Slackware has a version that's meant to be run from a zip disk.<g>  Minimal
installation on your machine, and boots from the zip:


Procedure as presented by Ball:

Download zipslack.zip, bootdisk.img, rawrite.exe
Decompress onto the zip disk
Use rawrite.exe to create boot disk (optional)
Run loadlin.exe to boot Linux from the zip disk

Megan "Piglet" Zurawicz, ListPig
piglet at rootsweb.com
listmaster at rootsweb.com

-----Original Message-----
From: techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org
[mailto:techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org]On Behalf Of Maria G Martinez
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:52 AM
To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
Subject: [techtalk] Running Linux from a zip disk.


I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience
running Linux from a zip disk.

I am a newbie, and relatively ignorant, but for some
reason, during the summer I will be rquired to do some
UNIX stuff.  I decided that if I ran Slackware, I
would be able to go by with that.  The problem is that
I literally live at school, where everything is
windows and microsoft.  So I was thinking in the
possibility of running Linux from a zip disk, without
having to mess up much with the computers.

Any ideas/help?



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