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Introduction / Granddad with grandschild havi...
Last post by oui - August 07, 2021, 08:37:22 AM
Grandchild has school holliday's and we have to help to watch...
Yesterday: "You, Granddad, it's right, you have Linux? What is Linux really? I know M$-Windows and an other system on my phone, but Linux..."
I did begin to explain, like 25 y. ago in the past for my son, the dad, but, it was different, as Linux and Windows are different and at that old time, son did know MS-DOS and actual Windows young users don't know the function of the DOS substructure of Windows...
«Linux, it is twice! It is a kernel with great functions as bundle for the famous Linux's, the distributions or ...
... Android»
"Can Linux do somewhat alone?"

Good question! Famous question!!

I can remember that I did copy probably about 10..15 y ago one article about the thematic somewhat like MAKE A EXTREMELY MINIMAL LINUX YOURSELF WITH SIMPLY ONE KERNEL and a few other things... And did search the article on my HD. Today, no way to find it again!

Can somebody help me, can we perhaps start an experimentation here for children in school holiday:




Compared with M$-DOS where you need system.sys to start and that is good, with command.com and autoexec.bat, you can immediately make some actions (very few, but you can) in commando line if you did feed the partition with some tests files.

What can we offer in Linux to save a system on a minimal partition, to start it for ex. using grub (or more simple if possible), is an initrd a need and how to build it, how to boot it and which shell commandos are with only the kernel available? Can we use any kernel for ex. simply copied from an actual Ubuntu or do we need to build especially one fresh simple kernel ourself.

What can be the next steps (on MS-DOS compared with the action, I would add some editor etc etc.)?

Can Android also play a role in this consideration of absolutely minimal system?

How to grow all that rationally and step by step?
Other / Re: Information about JULinux
Last post by Reziac - July 14, 2021, 12:39:23 AM
Quote from: OkayPJ on July 04, 2021, 04:39:50 PM
JULinux has a quite long history, it used to be called Ultumix and based on PCLinuxOS.

Huh, Didn't know that, maybe that's why I liked it back when I was still looking... tho I settled on PCLinuxOS.

When did it switch to Ubuntu base?

Other / Re: Information about JULinux
Last post by pavroo - July 04, 2021, 10:56:53 PM
Updated, thanks.
Other / Re: About Red Flag Linux
Last post by pavroo - July 04, 2021, 10:50:44 PM
Updated, thanks, but...
Registration is reqiured to download it.
Other / About Red Flag Linux
Last post by OkayPJ - July 04, 2021, 04:57:13 PM
Although it is known that the RF is closed down in 2014, however it is soon purchased and continully released the distribution till v8.0.

Then, In about 2019, the official website changed to http://www.chinaredflag.cn/ and didn't provided download.

In 2021, the Debian-KDE-based Red Flag Linux Desktop v11 released and the openEuler-based RF Asianux released with download service (http://www.linuxsir.cn/?download.htm).
Other / Information about JULinux
Last post by OkayPJ - July 04, 2021, 04:39:50 PM
JULinux's page here: https://archiveos.org/julinux/

According to JULinux's SourceForge page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ultumix/

JULinux has a quite long history, it used to be called Ultumix and based on PCLinuxOS.

I've downloaded several files and images on it's SourceForge and found it's upstream switched between many distros: PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint, Ulimate Edition, Xubuntu, Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE.

The lastest image, JULinux-20.04.6-amd64-RC1.iso, uploaded in 2020-10-14, is based on Ubuntu MATE and using MATE desktop. So I think the information page should be modified to fit the newest situation.
ArchiveOS New Additions / Adding new OS
Last post by pavroo - July 03, 2021, 01:55:54 PM
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– web site (even it does not exist any more)
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After verification, it will be published on the ArchiveOS.org web site.
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Last post by pavroo - July 02, 2021, 06:09:53 PM
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