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Old 07-26-2011, 06:21 AM   #1
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absolutely minimal linux distro


hi

I'm looking for absolutely minimal linux distro with Window Manager, <50MB, Debian compatible, where I can install *.deb packages.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 06:44 AM   #2
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http://www.knoppix.org/
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Next time - try google.

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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Debian?
Use the netinstall, It will allow you to install a very basic system from the CD.
Then instal what you want via the net.

Kind regards

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #4
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Sorry, but Knoppix is at least 700MB in size and DSL is not developed since 2008, so I wouldn't recommend any of them in this case.

@cccc: I think that the best way would be to make it yourself using Debian Live.
 
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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Sorry, but Knoppix is at least 700MB in size and DSL is not developed since 2008, so I wouldn't recommend any of them in this case.

@cccc: I think that the best way would be to make it yourself using Debian Live.
I am aware of dsl being very "out of date" but it's still a <50MB distro. As to knoppix - yes my mistake.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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http://wiki.dennyhalim.com/debian-mi...p-installation

Scroll down to "Quick start" ...this ONE SINGLE line is all you need to get your minimal desktop.

http://auriza.site40.net/notes/debia...-installation/
 
Old 07-26-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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http://wiki.dennyhalim.com/debian-mi...p-installation

Scroll down to "Quick start" ...this ONE SINGLE line is all you need to get your minimal desktop.
Thx a lot, it seems to be what I need.

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #8
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I scrolled through the links, and i know my bit of live-helper. I for one can't see how you will get anywhere close to less than 50MB that way.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #9
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Here some howto's for a minimal debian as well:

http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/432

http://wiki.linuxbasix.com/tiki-inde...Minimal+Debian

http://wvarner.blogspot.com/2008/05/...h-fluxbox.html
 
Old 07-29-2011, 07:42 PM   #10
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I've installed a minimal debian, just base system with Fluxbox, xserver-xorg, x-window-system and if I look in 'df', then I have 890MB in use!
 
Old 07-30-2011, 11:02 AM   #11
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I've installed a minimal debian, just base system with Fluxbox, xserver-xorg, x-window-system and if I look in 'df', then I have 890MB in use!
Yup.
Then you start looking for apps. You install some, are not happy with them, remove some, install others, and end with quite a big installation.
You are probably better of if you de-select environment, reboot, install xfce4 (but not the goodies), add fluxbox (5MB) if you prefer that, and got a good base.
How damn-small-linux or feather-linux could be so small is a miracle.
 
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I've installed a minimal debian, just base system with Fluxbox, xserver-xorg, x-window-system and if I look in 'df', then I have 890MB in use!
When you look at the size of live distributions, like DSL, Slitaz or Knoppix, you look at a compressed filesystem. There are more than 2GB of installed software on a Knoppix CD (700MB). If you make a live-CD of your installed system you will get a much smaller image than the installed size.
 
  


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