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Old 01-03-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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Damn Small Debian-Based Distro based on X11 lib (<100-150 Mb)


Hello,

For minimalist and improved performances, it would be great to find a sort of modern version of DSL based on Debian (without systemd).

Would you know eventually a Damn Small Debian-Based Distro based on X11 lib (<100-150 Mb)?

Just light applications: xedit, xpaint, xclock, xcalc, TED,... maybe open motif?

There isn't. So, why not trying make such a leisure development for fun?

Best regards
Pat

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Old 01-03-2017, 01:20 PM   #2
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Antix 16 Core libre Iso has already been built for questions like this.

Besides Linux BBQ. And others. I am sure other members have a say in this also.

Edit: With Linux BBQ. I am not certain about the systemd question. I am positive about the AntiX core statement though.

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Old 01-03-2017, 01:28 PM   #3
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Antix 16 Core libre Iso has already been built for questions like this.

Besides Linux BBQ. And others. I am sure other members have a say in this also.

Edit: With Linux BBQ. I am not certain about the systemd question. I am positive about the AntiX core statement though.
AntiX does unfortunately not boot on my notebooks ; I prefer to boot with syslinux, which is more reliable.

fatdog linux has a nice booting menu and it works pretty well on modern machines (not old ones).
 
Old 01-03-2017, 01:30 PM   #4
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Can't go wrong with AntiX. Best of the mini-distributions, in my opinion. A fantastic project, highly recommended.

(edit: we cross-posted, looks like you've already tried AntiX)
 
Old 01-03-2017, 01:40 PM   #5
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Damn Small Debian-Based Distro based on X11 lib (<100-150 Mb)
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fatdog linux has a nice booting menu and it works pretty well on modern machines (not old ones).
I did not know Puppy Linux fell into the debian catagory of this thread.

My Puppy 128MB SD card Install.

Code:
Disk /dev/sdb: 125 MB, 125960192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00035e01

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1          15      120456    b  W95 FAT32
 
Old 01-04-2017, 11:34 PM   #6
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Distrowatch published a recent feature story about small linux distributions under 100mb. Good reading!

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...70102#smallest
 
Old 01-05-2017, 10:02 AM   #7
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Tiny Core & Slitaz are small usable distros, & I believe also Alpine - but they are not Debian based.

I see you use FreeBSD, so you might want to consider OpenBSD, (if it will run on your hardware), much smaller system installation than FreeBSD.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 11:32 AM   #8
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OK



I did not know Puppy Linux fell into the debian catagory of this thread.

My Puppy 128MB SD card Install.

Code:
Disk /dev/sdb: 125 MB, 125960192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00035e01

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1          15      120456    b  W95 FAT32
128 MB is cool. Less is still do-able on a kernel 2.4.x easily. However with a 3.x or 4.x, good luck to be lower than 150 MB.

So far I recall puppy is not having a kernel for K6 processors, right?
 
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ALL official Puppy versions up to, and including, Lucid 5.2.x had a kernel with i486 compatibility.

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my old AMD k6-2 box (no CMOV) boots and runs everything from Lucid to all older Pup's.Usually just run Wary though.
Newer versions like Slacko are a no-go.
From JamesC at Murga Forums quoted above. So No. Wrong. They have supported K6 for a long while.

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Old 01-05-2017, 04:12 PM   #10
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ALL official Puppy versions up to, and including, Lucid 5.2.x had a kernel with i486 compatibility.



From JamesC at Murga Forums quoted above. So No. Wrong. They have supported K6 for a long while.
Oh, thank you! now I remember. This is true. Damn, I cannot remember, then, why I wasnt using Puppy on my old pc... maybe that puppy was too resource demanding or sthg else.
 
  


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