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Old 02-09-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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looking for a lightweight distro


I'm looking for a lightweight distro of redhat with kernel 2.4 but all of them is 2G for download i want install it on pc.
i found slax distro but it's not install on pc

please help me and give me a link to download faster

Old 02-09-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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clearly not about redhat unless you want people to answer "redhat"... please think twice about what forum you post in before doing so.

just because a distribution has a large download doesn't mean it can't be used in a lightweight manner...
Old 02-09-2008, 09:30 AM   #3
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:26 AM   #4
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I want a lightweight distro too. And something that boots real fast. There are plenty out there. Wolvix and DSL might do the job, although i havnt tested them yet. I am currently installing gentoo, which is a source based distro so should be fast and is very customizable so I guess I would only install the essentials.
Old 02-10-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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Yeah Gentoo could be, but it's main idea is to compile everything from source when installing - which means long compiling times when installing anything. If you plan to upgrade your desktop environment, prepare for a really long compilation.

I could basically vote for Slackware, but you can get pretty much any distro slimmed down to a speed daemon with small size; with Slackware it's just relatively easy. It depends on how low you want to go; with LFS you could get very small sizes, but you would have to "do it yourself" completely

Note that all RedHat distributions are "biggish"; the only way to make them small is to leave everything off during the installation and then pick up only those single packages you need (which draws in their dependencies too), and/or after setup remove unneeded stuff.

DistroWatch => small distributions. Either one of them or LFS.
Old 03-12-2008, 01:38 PM   #6
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I'm a big fan of Slackware, but for really light-weight, I think I'd go with something like Puppy Linux. That is one wicked fast linux variant.
Old 03-12-2008, 10:33 PM   #7
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I will throw out antiX. It is lightweight, fast, easy to use (based on Mepis) and has the advantage of full access to the Debian repositories. You get a small install yet have easy access to anything in Debian.


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