The "Birdhouse In Your Sould" distribution system

Steve Dossick sdossick at
Fri Apr 4 07:27:36 PST 2003

Wow, that's pretty cool -- for our Martian NetDrive "Kit" product, to be
released next week, we include a CD with the unit.  The CD boots up on the
NetDrive, starts a web server and ramdisk samba share, and lets you copy a
Martian NetDrive OS image onto your favorite local hard drive.

I can certainly attest to the fact that getting Linux running in a read-only
environment with non-trivial server software on top is not my idea of
entertainment :)


> From: Eirikur Hallgrimsson <eh at>
> Organization: Electric Brain
> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 09:59:37 -0500
> To: FoRK at
> Subject: Re: The "Birdhouse In Your Sould" distribution system
> On Thursday 03 April 2003 11:28 am, Tom wrote:
>> The bird feeder in front of my house is now a distribution node for
>> Knoppix ver 3.2 cds packaged in zip lock baggies along with a PTP sticker
>> as an extra surprise. I am using this to distribute the cds to memebers
> Go, Tom!
> Knopix is very cool.   Boot a real live useful, X-Window system/KDE
> workstation from a CDROM without touchy a hair on the chinny-chin-chin
> of your precious hard drive.   It's an actual useful distro on a CDROM.
> You can burn your own additional CDROM or use a floppy with it for
> persistant data.
> It's a NICE portable toolset.  Much lighter than a laptop.  It sits in my
> briefcase, taking up no room, but adding a sense of studly empowerment,
> on those days when toting a full-function laptop seems unreasonable.
> This guy (Klaus Knopper ) is really talented (or maybe just insanely
> dedicated, or both).   It's a wonder why this hasn't been done  before,
> but there were a lot of fiddly technical hurdles.    A lot.  He deserves
> accolades.
> Eirikur

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