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Last Build Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:36:04 -0000


Small Linux from Network version 0.0.1 released

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:36:04 -0000

Small Linux from Network is a small Linux distro loaded from a network connection. The user downloads a boot floppy that loads the OS image from an HTTP server. The 0.0.1 version is the first official version of the project.

The OS image contains BusyBox, SSH (client and server) and some tools (cfdisk, sfdisk and reiserfs-tools). The /dev directory is managed by udev and there is hotplug support.

You may now download SLFN at the following URL:
You may want to see some documentation:
Our project page is located at :

[GLBF=>SLFN] Project reopened with a new name

Fri, 09 Jun 2006 21:57:57 -0000

A few weeks ago, I've decided to reopen my project under a new name. The Gentoo Linux Boot Floppy became Small Linux from Network. I stopped the project two years ago because I had a problem during the development and didn't ask for help. I am now starting over with new tools. The 0.0.1 version of my project will be released with more details in a few hours or a few days, depending on the time it will take me to make SSH work with BusyBox.

Thank you for your support.

PDR-5 coming soon

Sat, 14 Feb 2004 23:06:05 -0000

Thins new version will be released in the next days. I will build a new kernel (2.4.24) with genkernel then busybox will be updated. There is a major bur with the kernel (will not work on some older computer), so if you have problems please make a bug report.

Please note down that pre-alpha versions are for testing only.

PDR-4 Released!

Sat, 20 Dec 2003 22:35:10 -0000

GLBF PDR-4 is out! With more network devices kernel modules and updated kernel and BusyBox, you could be able to install Gentoo Linux without any problem but it's still very complicated compared to a LiveCD...

Future of GLBF

Tue, 02 Dec 2003 23:28:06 -0000

The Gentoo Linux Boot Floppy will be now used to install a minimal system on your Gentoo partition and make a bootdisk.

GLBF is too minimal and is not able to install Gentoo Linux using the official manual. So I will try this solution or GLBF will never be useful.

Next version will have a new kernel and ext2/3FS tools. After that, ReiserFS tools will be added.

PDR-3 released!

Fri, 17 Oct 2003 21:48:04 -0000

You can download it now! NEW : Linux 2.4.22

PDR-2 released!

Mon, 13 Oct 2003 22:20:56 -0000

GLBF vPDR-2 is out! It contains a new initrd. The kernel is the same as the one in PDR-1.

There will be a 2.6.0-testx kernel in PDR-3 if the kernel image is not too large.

Release name changed

Thu, 24 Jul 2003 22:00:43 -0000

The release name ("PR-1" or "Preview release 1") were changed for "PDR-1" or "Preview and Developer release 1". Thank you for your support!

PREVIEW 1 Released

Thu, 24 Jul 2003 17:29:43 -0000

You can now download the floppy image of GLBF. The floppy image has SYSLINUX, the Linux Kernel v2.4.21, BusyBox. Please see "Bugs" on the project page.

Project started!

Tue, 22 Jul 2003 21:00:22 -0000

A first release will be available in the next days. You will be able to download preview versions in the next hours. Please note down that the previews will NOT work, they will be very incomplete.