Announcing Fuzzy Linux 0.5!

Steve Prior sprior at geekster.com
Sun Jul 15 00:47:42 PDT 2001


What is it meant to be used for besides filling business card sized CD-R's?
What use did you have in mind for it?

Steve

Andy wrote:
> 
> Announcing Fuzzy Linux 0.5!
> ===========================
> 
> I just finished an ISO of Fuzzy Linux, my ickle business card sized linux distro
> build from LFS. The ISO is available for critique at
> http://fuzzy.morphidian.com. This server is quite slow, if anyone wants to
> mirror it please feel free :) It's designed to fit on a business card sized CDR,
> to put in your wallet or whatever, and consequently is limited to 40mb (which
> I've filled :)
> 
> I'm quite proud of it (for a first attempt). It has a web browser (lynx) and an
> IRC client (BitchX). It tries to use DHCP on boot to grab your IP address, but
> has documentation for setting up your networking settings if that fails
> manually. It automagically detects your network card through the crappy script
> /etc/init.d/netdet (which I wrote and others are free to steal :)
> 
> There are a few issues I have that I intend to fiz before the next release:
>     1. No PCMCIA support (I didn't know how to do it then :)
>     2. It's compiled to i686 (damn uname), this will be changed to i386
>     3. Theres not enough stuff on it. I'll look into the linuxcare BBC to see
> how they implemented their CD and copy their method.
>     4. It needs to be 'weeded'. There are quite a few files in there that arent
> needed, so I'd like to remove everything (like gcc, there are no includes, so
> this isnt needed :)
> 
> Any comments you have would be greatly appreciated, however scathing, so I can
> improve it. If anyone has any questions about how anything is done, please ask
> me.
> 
> Many thanks to Bryan Dumm for help with the bootscripts.
> 
> ./andy
> 
> /* Andrew Craven (andy at morphidian.com) - http://www.morphidian.com/~andy/ */
> A,n,d,y;main(){while(A<78)for(y="IVGHXFHQrQrRFHQqSqSEHR4SEHQ6REHQvSDGQxTBGQ\
> yTAGQyTAFQzUERzUE3x3SC5x4RA7x6A7QvQ69"[A++],printf("\e[4%dm",y>>4==5?0:y>>4)
> ,n=y&15;n;printf(d>21?"\e[40m\n"+(d=0):" ",d++,n--));}/*   Carpe Noctem   */
> 
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