The whole purpose behind this terminal server is to fit some useful terminal
software on a floppy (with ANSI, VT100 terminal support). Z-modem
programs, Kermit, and some other ones are on the floppy. All of these programs (along with the kernel) fit
on on 1.44 MB floppy. I used Minix as opposed to Linux, b/c the Minix kernel was only 100Kb
and the whole operating system loads itself in 20 seconds, a lot faster than Linux.
For more information regarding Minix, check out their website
The floppy image is a mere 1.44 MB. Download it from this link. If you are using a system that has only a 720kB floppy drive, use this file instead.
To make the floppy bootable, you have to use dd on UNIX or rawrite on DOS/Windows machines.
dd if=./terminal.mmx of=/dev/fd0
The only reason why I used this old laptop is because it was a 486SX with 4MB of RAM, and had no harddrive.
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