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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 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.

Version Date Description Filename Size
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

SHA1 checksum

4314eea925b173195597020c3eece525e7b36375 fiwix-0.8.5.img.gz
e12910611dcf91d6c95c66ea54290e986fbc880d fiwix64mb.img.gz
5b4cca2ddcfa07450fcfa701865e56b203b5bd85 fiwix-livecd-0.8.5.iso.gz

Uncompress first the floppy image using the gzip -d command, and then start testing it in several different ways:

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!