somebody ('straider') mentionned on the Wiki that he succesfully ran
Mandrake 10.0 rescue disk on coLinux. out of curiosity, I cruised SuSE
distribution and tried its own rescue disk. both were fine under snapshot
they are both rather small and readily usuable under coLinux - they worked
out of the box.
the Mandrake rescue disk even provide support for loadkeys, which is working
in recent snapshots of coLinux. people with non-US keyboard layouts should
they pack more utilities than Busybox-based rescue disks, and they even
provide some network support (ifconfig and route are there). some of those
utilities are not that useful under coLinux (GNU Parted), some are specific
to the relevant distribution (many RPM management tools, not that useful
under Debian or Gentoo).
on the other hand, some commands and common alias are not always there -
like vdir or more. they are rescue disks not designed for day-to-day use,
I don't know if it is possible to turn them into fuller distributions - the
whole point of releasing a new Mandrake or SuSE distribution image is of
course to be able to later install any of those zillions of RPMs out there
and letting the dependencies being handled by the RPM system.
see a few more details on :
Regards, Olivier Souiry