FLOPPINUX In The Wild

Jun 9, 2021
I'm very happy about the overall reception of my latest project. I received many questions and read a lot of cool old-time stories. I did not expect such wonderful reaction :)

It was my first project/article that was shared on Hacker News and got to the front page! Hack-a-day write about it. It got hot on Mastodon. Overall people like the idea and my detailed tutorial.

Hackers started to test my distribution on their own hardware. I grab those reports and put them here for comparison. We got a range of notebooks starting from 1997!

If you want to share your custom-build version (or just boot my own image) please send me the photo and info to kj@p1x.in.

1997 IBM Thinkpad

Thanks to pappp for the photos and help with builds on 64-bit OS!

ThinkPad 560E 2642-40U

  • Pentium MMX 166MHz
  • 80MB RAM

1997 Toshiba Satellite

FLOPPINUX booted on Toshiba Satellite 4000CDS

Thanks to Andreu @EA3IFH for the photos!

Toshiba Satellite 4000CD

  • Pentium II @233Mhz
  • 96Mb RAM

2007 Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook

FLOPPINUX booted on Fujitsu-Siemens P1610

This is my 32-bit developer/writer notebook.  I created FLOPPINUX on it. I also do all my outdoor writings on it. Very nice machine.

Fujitsu-Siemens P1610

  • Intel Core Solo U1400 @1.2GHz
  • 1GB RAM

2008 Asus EeePC

FLOPPINUX booted on the Asus EeePC

Legendary notebook. This is the latest revision of the 7* series with 7" screens.

Asus EeePC 701SD

  • Intel Celeron M 353 @900MHz
  • 512MB RAM

Emulation / QEMU

adamd_linux

adamd_linux in QEMU

Personalized flavor by Adam Dawson.

Failed Attempts

Thanks to Adam Dawson we found out the limits of FLOPPINUX distribution. He uses 5.25" floppy on his 486DX2. It boots but crashes on the away. Big thanks for testing it on such wonderful PC!

Classic PC

  • Intel 486DX2 @66MHz
  • 16MB RAM

On The Web

Meta Page

I created a dedicated meta page for FLOPPINUX at https://bits.p1x.in/floppinux/ with all the stuff about it.

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