E.1. Running the Laddie Appliance

The Laddie CD doesn't require that your machine be running a specific operating system, you don't need to install anything, and the CD won't place anything on your hard drive. In fact, you don't even need a hard drive. The CD creates a ramdisk for the root filesystem with links back to the CD, and in this context it runs the Laddie appliance. When you're finished using the CD, simply remove it and reboot your original operating system. You'll find that nothing has changed.

What you do need in order to run the Laddie appliance is an x86-based PC with at least 64 megabytes of system memory, a VESA-compliant video card (if you wish to run the framebuffer user interface), and a BIOS that is configured to boot from ...

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