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Welcome to The Fiwix Project


In the images below you'll find a functional kernel that allows the interaction with some basic 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 recently a 1GB live-filesystem for all the people who want a better environment to play and experiment with this kernel. Check the README file to know how to work with it.

Another way to test this kernel is by burning the live CDROM image you can download from here.

Version Date Description Filename Size
0.9.1 10-Dec-2017 1.44MB Live Floppy Image fiwix-0.9.1.img 1440KiB
0.9.1 10-Dec-2017 1GB Hard Disk Image fiwix-0.9.1-hd.img 1GiB
0.9.1 10-Dec-2017 ISO9660 Live CDROM fiwix-0.9.1-LiveCD.iso 288MiB

10-Dec-2017 README text file README 1.7KiB

SHA256 checksum

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  • Using a floppy disk:
    # dd if=fiwix-0.9.1.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k count=1440
  • Using QEMU emulator:
    # qemu -fda fiwix-0.9.1.img -boot a
  • Using QEMU emulator with the 1GB hard disk image:
    # qemu -hda fiwix-0.9.1-hd.img -boot c
  • NOTE: Login as user root and password root.

    WARNING: part of 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!