running python on a floppy?

Doug Hellmann doughellmann at
Mon Aug 30 11:32:42 CEST 1999

Why are people still trying to fit distributions like this on a
*floppy*?  Why not use a Zip disk?  Granted, they are more expensive,
but there is *so* much more room.


Daniel Goertzen wrote:
> Do you guys think I could squeeze a linux kernel and a python interpreter
> onto a floppy disk?  I'm concerned that the interpreter might use some
> gigantic shared libraries ...
> This will be for a web accessable embedded system.  There's plenty of ram
> for ramdisks and such.
> Thanks,
> Dan.

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