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Xeratul 01-04-2013 11:01 PM

Distro running Debian and smaller than Damn Small Linux?
 
Hi,

I would like to run qemu with a non-X11 version of linux such as Linux Debian Live.

However I would like to have it tiny. Does Debian Live exists in something of about 20 Mb max?

Best regards
X.

Thor_2.0 01-05-2013 03:55 PM

How about mini ubuntu?

Thor

ukiuki 01-05-2013 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeratul (Post 4863280)
...Does Debian Live exists in something of about 20 Mb max?...

I have never heard of anything like that, Debian 6.0.6 minimal install takes a little more than 500Mb, that without X,
Now if you know how to build it from scratch it might be a lot smaller.
There are other distros way smaller than Debian though,
http://www.tinycorelinux.com/ this is one of them.

Regards

Xeratul 01-05-2013 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukiuki (Post 4863618)
I have never heard of anything like that, Debian 6.0.6 minimal install takes a little more than 500Mb, that without X,
Now if you know how to build it from scratch it might be a lot smaller.
There are other distros way smaller than Debian though,
http://www.tinycorelinux.com/ this is one of them.

Regards

http://www.ubuntu-mini-remix.org/, is about 200 mb is too big :(

tinycore sounds very good. I could maybe make it embedded to run it in windows.

this file is about 8mb : http://www.tinycorelinux.net/4.x/x86...re-current.iso

If you have any tipps, please do not hesitate.

wigry 01-06-2013 05:49 AM

How about Ubuntu Core - meant specifically for embedded systems.

TobiSGD 01-06-2013 06:39 AM

I would like to understand your requirements better.
What is more important, size, compability with Debian, ...?
Why does it have to be so extremely small?
What do intend to do with the system?

knudfl 01-06-2013 07:25 AM

Smaller than 'Damn Small' : Slitaz
http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dis...h=all&year=all

Smaller than 'Damn Small' : Then it won't be a Debian OS.


Small and Debian based : Puppy Linux 5.4 "Precise"
http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dis...h=all&year=all

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snowpine 01-06-2013 09:48 AM

I would simply upgrade your storage; 20mb is an unusual and arbitrary limitation in 2013 when 4gb flash drives cost less than $10 and 1tb hard drives cost less than $100. As mentioned above, Debian developers recommend 1gb minimum (with 368mb as the absolute bare minimum) and they know more about Debian than anyone.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...apds02.html.en

Rukiri 01-19-2013 11:40 PM

Why are you focused on debian and why 20MB? This isn't the 70s and even in the 80s the mac had what 100MB of disk space( I know I'm wrong but 100MBs+ was common in the 80s/90s).
What do you plan on doing?

Xeratul 01-20-2013 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rukiri (Post 4873880)
Why are you focused on debian and why 20MB? This isn't the 70s and even in the 80s the mac had what 100MB of disk space( I know I'm wrong but 100MBs+ was common in the 80s/90s).
What do you plan on doing?

debootstrap minimal gives you 100mb about, even.

You are right about it.


I was just trying to have it (debian linux) working on a very old handeld. I got working the kernel, and desires a debian system.


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