Subject: Re: Looking for a large i386 "rescue" floppy/kernel
To: Magnus Eriksson <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/19/2004 14:22:39
> On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Dave Huang wrote:
>> for troubleshooting and repair of systems (which may not be running
>> NetBSD).
>  Yes, those systems which might not be running NetBSD are just broken and
> need to be repaired.  I know.  :-)
>> Does anyone have a more full-featured rescue image, or should I roll
>> my own?
>  If NetBSD is not an absolute requirement, what about
> (Linux, 50MB, designed to fit on credit card CD)  It even has X.

50MB is very very huge.

i routinely use NetBSD for routers (with named, dhcpd, sshd and few more 
for IPv6 etc.) on 40MB disk drives (got for free, cheaper and more error 
prone than floppy drive). system takes about 16MB with kernel and isn't 
really well cut. and it's uncompressed.