Monkey Linux 06

Monkey Linux is a minimal Linux ELF distribution in 7.5MB archive (5 diskettes)
Monkey Linux is a minimal Linux ELF distribution in a 7.5 MB archive (5 diskettes) Monkey Linux can be extracted to the DOS filesystem (to the FAT32 too). This is complete small ELF distribution with latest kernel on 5 diskettes. Monkey can run on this minimal HW: 386SX, 4MB RAM, 30MB on IDE HDD.

Contain X Window for any SVGA videocard, support for network, support for 3C5x9, 3c59x, 3c900, NE2000/NE1000, WD80x3 ethernet cards, ATAPI/MITSUMI CD. There is some ready-to-install packages, GCC and kernel source for compiling your own kernel too.

Main features:

  • minimal Linux ELF distribution in 7.5MB archive (5 diskettes)
  • Monkey is small, but is not only a toy
  • contain X Window
  • full network support with TCP/IP and IPX/SPX
  • latest Kernel with modules
  • some ready-to-install packages with usefull software
  • usually Linux distributions need repartition with previous full backup. With Monkey Linux you can simply extract all the files to one directory. Linux will use MSDOS FAT as well as I think (also FAT32). This allows you to experiment with Linux everywhere you want. You do not need to know anything about fdisk, ext2, bootdisk, rootdisk, etc.
  • you may install any other Linux applications
  • Monkey is not really complete distribution - use Slackware, RedHat, etc. (Monkey will be probably your first step...)
  • X Window Xfree 3.2 (SVGA server for Trident, Cirrus, Realtek, ...)
  • Fvwm95, xterm
  • editors: vi, joe (Wordstar compatibile editor)
  • telnet, ssh, ftp, traceroute, nslookup, Lynx, (Netscape in the installable package)
  • bootpd, bootpgw, cron
  • many utilities for text procesing (awk, sed, perl, ...)
  • utilities for working with IPX/SPX
  • support for many filesystems

last updated on:
August 12th, 2005, 21:33 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Milan Kerslager
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