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.
Another way to test this kernel is by burning the live CDROM image you can download from here.
|0.9.0||05-Aug-2017||1.44MB Live Floppy Image (Minix v1)||fiwix-0.9.0.img.gz||603KiB|
|0.9.0||05-Aug-2017||ISO9660 Live CDROM||fiwix-livecd-0.9.0.iso.gz||984KiB|
|0.9.0.2||30-Aug-2017||200MB Hard Disk Image (Minix v1)||fiwix200mb.img.gz||21MiB|
|05-Aug-2017||README text file||README||1.4KiB|
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-0.9.0.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k count=1440
- Using QEMU emulator:
# qemu -fda fiwix-0.9.0.img -boot a
- Using QEMU emulator with the 200MB hard disk image:
# qemu -hda fiwix200mb.img -boot c
NOTE: Login as user root and password root.
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!