Welcome to the Mininux site!
Last version is 1.3r0!
Yeah! This new version includes keyboard choice (for the moment only US and FR is available), SSH (and scp), reiserfsck, mke2fs, some GRUB floppy, and small fixes...
During holyday (2001) I've dicided to convert my Debian system to reiserfs, the first journalized filesystem included in Linux. I was afraid to restart my system, not beeing able to read my hard drive once conversion had been done. I needed one rescue disk which will be able to read ReiserFS. After some searches on the InterNet I discovered some Debian and Slackware disks (each are very good distribs) but they were based on 2.2 kernel and a ReiserFS patch. Hey! the included ReiserFS version was older than by brand new 2.4 kernel one, I was wondering about compatibility and why nobody made some boot/root disk based on kernel 2.4.
I have always been attracted by the creaction of such a disk but I have never needed it up to now because mulinux is more than sufficient in almost all cases..
Then I decided to make this rescuedisk.Initially my goal was only to make a disk including kernel 2.4 and ReiserFS supports with fdisk, mkreiserfs and mkdosfs ... It was the minimum for local administration, but I wanted networking ability also. I particularly like PLIP which adapts to all computers... The support for Ne2k-pci (extremely popular) and Etherworks3 cards (because I've one ;). For data transfer NetCat is the ultimate army knife but FTP is essential...
That was my start point and with gcc in my pocket I was willing to make something usefull for me...
Finally with Mininux you will be able to:
- Put your computer into a network with a network card or a parallel port (PLIP)
- Share your files over FTP, NetCat or Samba
- Partition and format your IDE disks (reiserfs, vfat, msdos, ext2...)
- Mount lots of filesystems: iso9660, ext2, reiserFS, *fat, ntfs, etc...)
- Telnet other computers, get remote files by FTP/HTTP or NetCat
- Compress using Bzip2 and edit your files with VI
- Connect to internet and read WWW pages using w3m
- Play and encode mp3, read and record sounds
- Mount directories shared by windows/samba (smbfs)
- Chat on the IRC