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Old 07-23-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
tvisher
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Looking for a good Linux ISO image to put on a 250 MB mini-CD


Hey All,

What are the good ones out there? I'm looking for one that uses the space effectively. I could just go with a zip disk I suppose, but I feel like less PCs have a zip disk than have a CD drive.

Thanks for any advice!

Tim
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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Did you see this?
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
 
Old 07-23-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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DSL.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by bruno buys
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
Potentially a great site.

A warning: the "Max" entries are not consistent, in some cases they are after compression -- the actual burn size -- e.g. Knoppix & MEPIS; & in other cases they are before compression -- the total software provided -- e.g. Ubuntu.

You will need to investigate carefully -- a 625MB before compression might fit very nicely on a 250 mini-CD.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #5
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Slax and Puppy are fun.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 03:09 AM   #6
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Debian has an ISO just for that purpose:

http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:21 AM   #7
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From http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/index.en-gb.html#netinst
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What is a "netinst" or "network install" CD?

To quote the network install page: A "network install" or "netinst" CD is a single CD which enables you to install the entire operating system. This single CD contains just the minimal amount of software to start the installation and fetch the remaining packages over the Internet.

Last edited by archtoad6; 07-26-2005 at 07:22 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:12 PM   #8
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Thank you so much everyone for replying to my post. My internet connection at home has been down and I haven't had time at work to get to the boards.

I'm going to have to check out everything everyone recomnded sometime soon, but just to make sure that I have the right idea in mind... Linux exists in CD form where you don't have to install anything right? I think that they're called live CDs? That's what I'm looking for, did I ask the right question in the post?

What I'm trying to accomplish is the ability to run a linux work environment on the windows machines at work without having to install it onto those machines, because that would be frowned upon by my employer (go figure)

Thanks again everyone, hope my internet is going to be up soon at home!

Tim
 
Old 07-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #9
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Originally posted by tvisher
Thank you so much everyone for replying to my post. My internet connection at home has been down and I haven't had time at work to get to the boards.

I'm going to have to check out everything everyone recomnded sometime soon, but just to make sure that I have the right idea in mind... Linux exists in CD form where you don't have to install anything right? I think that they're called live CDs? That's what I'm looking for, did I ask the right question in the post?

What I'm trying to accomplish is the ability to run a linux work environment on the windows machines at work without having to install it onto those machines, because that would be frowned upon by my employer (go figure)

Thanks again everyone, hope my internet is going to be up soon at home!

Tim
Since you're using Slackware already, you should definitely try Slax. It's very customizable, and allows you to save your configuration to a USB key.
 
  


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