My own Linux projects

BG-Rescue Linux

BG-Rescue Linux is a very small Linux distribution (download-size < 10MB) which is intended mainly for rescue purposes.

The system runs entirely in ram and can be booted either from USB-stick, CD-ROM or three Floppy Disks. Besides i386 it also includes a 64bit Linux kernel generating the possibility to chroot into a 64bit (amd64) userspace environment. The system can serve as a full rescue / backup / restore system for Linux or Windows based computers or to facilitate the installation of a recent Debian oder Ubuntu Linux via debootstrap.

All the relevant major filesystems and many network cards are supported as well as mounting samba (cifs) and nfs shares over network. A wide range of disk- and filesystem utilities as well as strong compression tools are integrated, including a 64bit version of lrzip. A graphical frontend (ytree) is also included.



Installing Debian Linux arm64 on a RaspberryPi 3 Model B+

Installing Debian Linux arm64 on a RaspberryPi 3 Model B+ is a HOWTO which gives some additional information concerning this issue. The installation of a 64bit Debian Linux on a RaspberryPi 3 Model B+. Booting a system like this with u-boot is not straight forward but possible once the syntax is understood.



Installing Debian Linux armhf on a Bananapi Pro

Installing Debian Linux on a Bananapi Pro is a HOWTO which gives some additional information concerning this issue. The installation of a Debian Linux on a Bananapi Pro. Booting a system like this with u-boot is not straight forward but possible once the syntax is understood.



COMPILE_LINUX_KERNEL

COMPILE_LINUX_KERNEL is a script to build a custom linux kernel and package it indipendently from the used distribution together with a BG-InitRamFS as initrd.

The main purpose is to be able to package and use a selfcompiled linux kernel without having to make use of distribution-dependent scripts or tools. The kernel, its headers and modules and the BG-InitRamFS will be packaged together in one tar archive which can easily be spread to different systems.



BG-InitRamFS

BG-InitRamFS is a simple initramfs to run LVM2, decode the root parameter and to finally mount root.

It supports LVM2, UUID, LABEL and LILO-style "root" parameters. It is compatible with i386 and amd64 systems and depends on devtmpfs. The primary use for this project is when you use your own kernel with everything for root-access compiled in but want to use a modern way of passing the root parameter or want to use LVM2.



Get-DEBIAN

Get-DEBIAN allows You to automatically create a local debian mirror of one specific release in one specific architecture, optionally with contrib and non-free.

Packages are downloaded from a Debian GNU/Linux server and of course You can freely choose release, arch and server.



BG-Tiny Linux Bootdisk

BG-Tiny Linux Bootdisk is a Linux bootdisk that doesn't use a ramdisk, so it will run on computers with very little ram. It is basically a somewhat extended fork of Tiny Linux Bootdisk.

BG-Tiny Linux Bootdisk can be used to install either an old Windows version or a linux-2.4 Debian GNU/Linux version (eg Woody or Lenny) on an old 4MB-RAM computer which does not have or has an unsupported cdrom-drive using parallel-link network with a parallel Laplink-cable.



SkatOS

SkatOS is a bootable stand alone XSkat card playing system that fits on either one single floppy disk or one eltorito-boot cd.

It features full network client/server support so You can play Skat over LAN with Your friends. It includes DHCP client support to automagically configure Your network devices.



SkatOSWM

SkatOSWM is a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. This is the only supported feature. Perhaps it is very oversized to even name it a window manager...



Get-NonFree-NonUS

Get-NonFree-NonUS allows You to automatically download non-free and/or non-US Packages from a Debian GNU/Linux server and generate an unofficial iso image which will be either a cdrom, dvd or blueray image depending on its size. You can freely choose release, arch and server.



Various LINUX-Downloads

A collection of some Linux-stuff in part of which I was involved. Another part of it I only collected. Most of it may be outdated now, but proved to be useful to me sometime over the decades.

FileDescription
busybox-1.00-unzip.patch.gzBusyBox 1.00 patch to include *working* unzip support
fdimage.exeTool for writing floppy images to floppy (Dos/Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP)
gnupg_1.4.8-bg-1.diff.gzUnofficial debian patch for GnuPG 1.4.8 adding the loop_aes patch
gnupg-1.4.11-RSA_8192-idea-loop_aes.patch.gzPatch for GnuPG 1.4.11 adding 8192bit RSA-keys, IDEA and the loop_aes patch
gnupg-1.4.19-RSA_8192-loop_aes.patch.gzPatch for GnuPG 1.4.19 adding 8192bit RSA-keys and the loop_aes patch
grub-1.99-keep_quiet.patch.gzPatch for GRUB 1.99 to deactivate routine boot messages (use with SPLASH to avoid TEXT)
grub-2.02~beta2-keep_quiet.patch.gzPatch for GRUB 2.02 to deactivate routine boot messages (use with SPLASH to avoid TEXT)
grub-1.99-NO_probe_floppy.patch.gzPatch for GRUB 1.99 to deactivate floppy probing (fd0 read error)
grub-2.02~beta2-NO_probe_floppy.patch.gzPatch for GRUB 2.02 to deactivate floppy probing (fd0 read error)
gunzip.exeTOOL for extracting ".gz" archives - runs under Dos/Windows
host.defMy host.def for compiling KDrive TinyX 4.2.1 under uClibc 0.9.24
host-0.9.23.defMy host.def for compiling KDrive TinyX 4.2.1 under uClibc 0.9.23
initrd-simple.tar.gzSimple Debian-style initrd structure
intel-v92ham-453.tgzCreatix HAM (Intel Ambient) driver for Linux 2.4
Intel-v92ham-453-modversions-2.patchPatch for Creatix HAM 2.4 driver which enables modversions and optional devfs compatibility
kqemu_1.4.0pre1_init_MUTEX_smplock.tar.bz2KQEMU - latest version patched to compile against 2.6.39
kqemu_1.4.0pre1_init_MUTEX_smplock_kmalloc.tar.bz2KQEMU - latest version patched to compile against 3.16.x
kqemu_1.4.0pre1_init_MUTEX_smplock_kmalloc_vmalloc.tar.bz2KQEMU - latest version patched to compile against 4.3
kqemu_1.4.0pre1_init_MUTEX_smplock_kmalloc_vmalloc_getuserpages.tar.bz2KQEMU - latest version patched to compile against 4.6.2
linux-2.2.25-Os.patchPatch for compiling LINUX-2.2.25 with -Os (smaller kernel)
linux-2.2.25-ext3-0.0.7a.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.2.25 which adds Ext3FS
linux-2.2.26-devps-9_25_2000.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.2.26 which adds devps and devmtab (Use with BusyBox)
linux-2.4.28-de-latin1-nodeadkeys.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.28 which adds support for german keyboard.
linux-2.4.29-acpi-20040326.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.29 which adds support for ACPI
linux-2.4.29-cpufreq-20050205.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.29 which adds support for cpufreq
linux-2.4.31-bg.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds: cloop, loop-AES, ntfs, PocketBoy and shfs.
linux-2.4.31-bgX2.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds: cloop, ide, loop-AES, low-latency, ntfs, PocketBoy, preempt and shfs.
linux-2.4.31-bgX3.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds: cloop, ide, kconfig, loop-AES, low-latency, ntfs, PocketBoy, preempt and shfs.
linux-2.4.31-bgX4.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds: cloop, hf3, ide, kconfig, loop-AES, ntfs, PocketBoy, and shfs.
linux-2.4.31-hf3.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds some hotfixes for 2.4 mainline kernels
linux-2.4.31-low-latency.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds support for low latency
linux-2.4.31-preempt.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.31 which adds support for preemptive kernel
linux-2.4.31-rescue-Os.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.31 which compiles with -Os and as "2.4.31-rescue"
linux-2.4.34-bzip2-1.5a.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for bzip2-compression of kernel and initrd
linux-2.4.34-ide.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds some Debian ide patches
linux-2.4.34-kconfig.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds /proc/config.gz
linux-2.4.34-loop-AES-v3.1e.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for encrypted loop devices
linux-2.4.34-lufs-0.9.7.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for Linux Userland File System
linux-2.4.34-lzma_initrd.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for LZMA compressed initrd
linux-2.4.34-lzma_vmlinuz.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for LZMA compressed kernel
linux-2.4.34-lzma+inittar.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for LZMA compressed initrd, kernel, inittar and automatic inittar loading from floppy (change_floppy)
linux-2.4.34-shfs-0.35.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.34 which adds support for SHFS 0.35 (Filesystem over ssh)
linux-2.4.36-cloop-2.01.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for compressed loop devices
linux-2.4.36-dvdrw.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for direct writing of DVD+RW
linux-2.4.36-fuse-2.5.3.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)
linux-2.4.36-lzma+inittar.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for LZMA compressed initrd, kernel, inittar and automatic inittar loading from floppy (change_floppy)
linux-2.4.36-ntfs-2.1.6b.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for the *NEW* NTFS 2.1.6b driver
linux-2.4.36-pocketboy.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for Pearl Pocket Boy USB-to-IDE Adaptor
linux-2.4.36-sc92031.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.36 which adds support for the SC92031 / RTL8139D ethernet adaptor
linux-2.4.37.11-cloop-2.01.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for compressed loop devices
linux-2.4.37.11-devmapper-ioctl-VFS-lock.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for DeviceMapper and therefore LVM2
linux-2.4.37.11-dvdrw.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for direct writing of DVD+RW
linux-2.4.37.11-fuse-2.5.3.patch.bz2Patch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)
linux-2.4.37.11-lzma+inittar.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for LZMA compressed initrd/kernel/inittar and automatic inittar loading from floppy (change_floppy)
linux-2.4.37.11-pocketboy.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for Pearl Pocket Boy USB-to-IDE Adaptor
linux-2.4.37.11-sc92031.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.4.37.11 which adds support for the SC92031 / RTL8139D ethernet adaptor
linux-2.6.22.1-cherry.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.6.22.1 which adds support for Cherry Cymotion Master keyboards
linux-2.6.23-ma620.patch.gzPatch for LINUX-2.6.23 which adds highspeed support for the MA-620 infraded adaptor
linld.comLinLD 0.97 - Tool for staring LINUX from Dos
linuxrc-1.2.2.cSimple Linuxrc program for Loop Root
linuxrc-2.0.0.cSimple Linuxrc program for Loop Root
loadlin-1.6f.exeLoadlin 1.6f - Tool for staring LINUX from Dos
r-333-5-creatix_ham_kernel-2.2-1.0.tgzCreatix HAM (Intel Ambient) driver for Linux 2.2
rawrite2.exeTool for writing floppy images to floppy (Dos)
rawwrtxp.exeGRAPHICAL TOOL for writing image files to floppy discs - runs under Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP
RedAlert_3.03p_EXTENDED_PATCH.zipPatch for Command & Conquer RedAlert 1: Upgrade to version 3.03p with some extras
woody-bmp.tar.bz2LILO-Bootlogo for Debian 3.0 Woody
vgacp625.zipVGA-Copy/486 6.25 FREEWARE (Dos/Windows)
sha1sums.txtSHA1SUMs

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