Salvare (from the Latin "to rescue") is a small Linux distribution designed for small, credit-card sized CDs which typically hold around 34MB.
More Linux than tomsrtbt but less than Knoppix, it aims to provide a useful workstation as well as a rescue disk.
Here are some key features of "Salvare":
Salvare can be booted via:
· Bootable CD-ROM (BIOS permitting)
· Simple boot floppy [NB: in progress]
· Network boot using a Salvare boot floppy [NB: in progress]
· Network boot using PXE and another machine running Salvare [NB: planned]
· Everything in tomsrtbt, plus...
· OpenSSH (clients & server)
· Security tools such as: chkrootkit, nmap and tcpdump
· apt-get: install additional software from Debian into tmpfs
· bash (rather than ash or other lightweight shells in similar projects)
· (Almost) complete distribution of Perl
· Sound support for playing of SoundTracker modules, MP3s etc is possible
· Ability to run entirely from RAM, unlike other "live CDs"
· ...and more to come.