Is it possible for a slackware distro to be
9 Mb in size, have
/bin /dev /var /proc /sys directories completely empty, and have only following content in the rest of the directories:
/proc /sbin /sys /usr /var /exciter_drv.ko /nvram_drv.ko /bin /boot /dev /etc /lib /lost+found /sbin/init /sbin/tcsd /usr/local /usr/local/var /usr/local/var/lib /usr/local/var/lib/tpm /boot/bzImage /boot/grub /boot/grub/stage1 /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/default /boot/grub/checkfile /etc/rc.S /etc/fstab.save /etc/aumixrc /etc/HOSTNAME /etc/nsswitch.conf /etc/passwd /etc/rc.inet /etc/rc.6 /etc/lilo.conf /etc/rc.udev /etc/mtab /etc/inittab /etc/rc.0 /etc/profile /etc/random-seed /etc/asound.state /etc/rc.messagebus /etc/hosts /etc/rc.M /etc/group /etc/rc.init /etc/fstab /etc/rc.alsa /etc/host.conf /etc/ld.so.conf /etc/rc.acpid /etc/rc.K /lib/libtspi.so /lib/libz.so.1 /lib/libnss_files.so.2 /lib/libpthread.so.0 /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /lib/libnsl.so.1 /lib/libc.so.6 /lib/libnss_compat.so.2 /lib/libdl.so.2 /lib/libcrypto.so.0
Note: an executable file
/sbin/init (which executes automatically with GRUB) when executed accesses an EEPROM chip that exists on a motherboard that the OS is supposed to be run on, is it possible that this file is downloading the rest of the OS once executed?
How would one determine if such OS has any networking capabilities? (
The OS resides on a CF card which is connected to a customized motherboard with no input port/device available to connect to. Therefore I am unable to supply commands through the console. I have removed the CF card and tried booting it from a normal PC which outputs the following screen and then halts:
I have also tried mounting the CF card in Ubuntu 14.04 to execute the
/sbin/init (the only executable that seems this OS is meant to run) which outputs various errors about not being able to contact
EEPROM and access various directories on it like:
/data/eeprom.c, which drew me into conclusion that the OS needs additional files before its
Filesystem can be mounted (referring to the error on the image above)
My goal, if possible, is to add libraries necessary for SSH support, create a user with administrative privileges and connect to the OS remotely. But then again, I am unsure whether these libraries (and many other things) already exist just not on the CF card but on the EEPROM chip and are somehow merged(?)/downloaded once the OS starts executing.
Apologies for my incompetence, still studying Linux.