This is a bootable floppy that only contains nethack and boots into it.
Put a floppy into your floppy drive, download the .img file above and as root start:
# dd if=nethacklinux.img of=/dev/floppy/0
or for those not blessed with devfs or the devfs-compatible udev-configuration:
# dd if=nethacklinux.img of=/dev/fd0
Then put this floppy into any PC and have fun hacking :)
Comments go to:
Linux Journal on Nethack and Nethack Linux: To run NetHack Linux, simply pop the diskette in to any free PC's drive, reboot the system and a few seconds later, you are ready to go.
Metaur on Nethack Linux: Nethack Linux is definately ready for the desktop.
linuxlog.de on Nethack Linux: Optimal fuer die Innentasche.
For all you IRC-dwelling Nethack addicts I have set up an IdleRPG (http://idlerpg.net) with most messages translated into Nethack related elements.
You can see it here: pallas.crash-override.net/nethackidle/ and play it here: irc://irc.freenode.nett/nethack-idlerpg