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I look for an OS with this geeky style as: as the old times says "DOS-ONLY" OS.. so no X all graphical stuff.
Just a console on the screen to login and type in configuration commands only.. easy and steady u know.
I was trying such OS some years ago, but damn I can't remember what the name was... the only thing on the distro was some network tools/security management. and apache w. mysql/php
It was all booting the system.. and some seconds later it was ready to put in commands from the terminal/dos/shell- only environment.. it was installed directly from the distro-cd.
Any familiar you know of ?? please help me.. I dont want any of these bloated (please not flamewar me) graphical environments when the only thing I need is what I wrote..
There MUST be some distro specialized in JUST that.. !!
With Debian, you can have a fully-functional, non-graphical install in about 20 minutes. It's all about what you choose to install.
I have two servers at home (one for media, one for backup), and neither of them have an X server installed.
At work here, we use ClarkConnect. It is a Redhat-based, no-GUI distro, and all of the admin controls can be accessed remotely through a web interface. The version we use is really old, but rock solid.
it was a CD (very small datausage, smaller than debian netinst cd), and it booted and installed as default, a firewall, apache, mysql and php.. at boot I could choose how all the 4 stuff should be configurated before finally click install.
then it deleted all partition, created new ones, installed it with the conf I chose, and restart = wupti.. ready to go fast with console login (to be able to watch stats and reconfigure and such). It was totally nice.