Userland Linux Penguin

Vince Weaver (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 15:49:40 -0400 (EDT)

For those of you who think any sort of bootup belongs in userland, check
out linux_logo-0.2.tar.gz available at Sunsite (/pub/Linux/logos) or at

It is a userland program that generates an ANSI Color ASCII text Penguin,
plus some system information at the command line. You can just add it to
/etc/rc.d/rc.S or so, and you have a viable alternative to a kernel patch.

It should (AFAIK) work on non-intel platforms too. [you can also do some
nifty things like hack inetd.conf so you do a "telnet penguin" to get it]

Vince Weaver

I can emulate the Beta-version of every C #include <signal.h>
program I've ever written in two lines! -> main() {raise(11);}