|As with all distributions in the Linux Mausoleum, this distribution is no longer under development and may have unfixed bugs or security issues. Download links (if any) are for reference or research purposes only.|
| Founded:||2003? (edit)|
|Release Date:||February 1, 2007 (edit)|
|Next Release:||unknown (edit)|
|Interface(s):||none (command shell) (edit)|
|Derivative of:||Slackware (edit)|
|Home Page:||http://runt.mybox.org/ (edit)|
RUNT Linux is an acronym for ResNet USB Network Tester. It is one of many Linux distros designed to run from a usb flash drive. RUNT is based off of Slackware's bare kernel. Originally designed as a network tool for students at North Carolina State University. It consists of a boot floppy image and a zip file, similar to zipslack. It is intended to be a fairly complete Linux installation for use as a testing tool capable of booting on any x86 computer with a usb port and a bootable floppy.
RUNT is not as mainstream as other ramdisk distros such as puppy linux or DSL.