Released on 22 March 2008, needs up to 80Mb RAM
This floppy set will boot a Slitaz stable loram version. You can write floppies with SliTaz bootfloppybox, Windows rawrite or simply dd:
# dd if=fd001.img of=/dev/fd0
If you have a CD-ROM, an USB port and an 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.
You can start with one of the 2 following flavors :
base needs 20Mb of RAM and 5 floppies: fd001.img to fd005.img.
base provides the minimum slitaz distribution subset in text mode.
core needs 80M of RAM and 24 floppies: fd001.img to fd118.img.
core provides the default slitaz distribution.
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 64k) and you will be prompted to insert the next floppy, fd002.img.
The loram bootstrap will then start and you will be prompted to insert extra floppies for the core flavor. You can bypass this by using Q and Enter.
Each floppy set detects disk swaps and can be used without a keyboard.
If you have an ext3 partition on your hard disk, the bootstrap can create the installation script slitaz/install.sh. You will be able to install SliTaz on your hard disk without extra media.
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 with bootfloppybox from a core or a 4in1 iso. The loram is preprocessed by tazlitobox (Low RAM tab). These tools are available since 3.0. You can extract the kernel, cmdline and rootfs files with this tool