DownloadsIn the images below you'll find a functional kernel that allows the interaction with some basic GNU tools. Due to lack of space in the floppy disk (1.44MB) I use the BusyBox utility. This little program comes with only one binary which have a lot of basic UNIX/Linux commands.
I've also setup a 64MB live-filesystem for all the people who want a better environment to play and experiment with this kernel. It comes with a README file with the instructions about how to work with it.
Another way to test this kernel is by burning the live CDROM image you can download from here.
|0.8.5||25-Jan-2017||1.44MB Live Floppy Image (Minix v1)||fiwix-0.8.5.img.gz||598KiB|
|0.8.5||25-Jan-2017||ISO9660 Live CDROM||fiwix-livecd-0.8.5.iso.gz||979KiB|
|0.8||25-Jan-2017||64MB Hard Disk Image (Minix v1)||fiwix64mb.img.gz||22MiB|
|25-Jan-2017||README text file||README||1.9KiB|
Uncompress first the floppy image using the
gzip -d command, and then start testing it in several different ways:
- Using a floppy disk:
# dd if=fiwix-0.8.5.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k count=1440
- Using QEMU emulator:
# qemu -fda fiwix-0.8.5.img -boot a
- Using QEMU emulator with the 60MB hard disk image:
If you want to use the hard disk image as the root filesystem, you'll have to change the kernel parameter
root=/dev/hda1in the GRUB menu.
# qemu -fda fiwix-0.8.5.img -hda fiwix64mb.img -boot a
NOTE: Login as user root and password root.
WARNING: since 0.8.0 version the Fiwix kernel is able to write on floppy and hard disks, so keep this in mind while testing it.
WARNING: the software used in the live filesystem and in the bootable floppy disk belongs to a Linux distribution that was released in the 90s and its support was stopped long time ago.
WARNING: the kernel and the software included contains many (un)known bugs and vulnerabilities - use at your own risk!