Welcome to Salvare


Salvare (from the Latin "to rescue") is a small Linux distribution designed for small, credit-card sized CDs which typically hold around 34MB. More Linux than tomsrtbt but less than Knoppix, it aims to provide a useful workstation as well as a rescue disk.


Salvare can be booted via:

It features:

Getting started

Simply download the latest ISO and burn it to CD:

cdrecord salvare.iso

Then pop the CD in your drive and reboot.

Note that if your BIOS doesn't support booting from CD then you may find the work in progress on booting Salvare over a network interesting, or a floppy-based Linux system, such as tomsrtbt useful.


[News archive]

Salvare v0.1.5 (aka 0.5.0-pre1 aka "the delayed one")   aflegg - 2004-10-31 09:49

Debian installer   aflegg - 2003-12-02 07:03

v0.1.3 released   aflegg - 2003-09-22 08:12

Salvare v0.1.1 released   aflegg - 2003-07-18 02:43

Salvare v0.1.0 and roadmap   aflegg - 2003-07-02 04:39

apt-get!   aflegg - 2003-05-16 08:47

Things to do before 0.0.1   aflegg - 2003-05-06 03:24

Mailing lists

There are currently two mailing lists: salvare-devel and salvare-cvs. More details on these can be found on the developers page.