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Old 11-11-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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Question Looking for an 'empty' linux distro


Hello. I was looking for an extremely vanilla linux system. What I want is a nice installer that leaves me with a command-line when I boot up with nothing but the built-in commands such as 'cd' and 'ls' as well as 'apt-get'.

If possible I would also love to have a FULLL respiratory of 'original' software. Currently I am using Ubuntu Minimal install but the problem with this is that all the software in their respo is slightly modified to a Ubuntu version with small differences.

I don't care if it is a distro. If this doesn't exist I was thinking of creating a 'White Linux' distro which does just this. I was thinking it would be useful for people who want to start to learn how the programs in a UNIX/Linux system fit together. I also though this would be useful for bug testing because it would allow you to install only a program and it's unmodified dependencies so you know there is no interference.

On the same note does anyone think of this as a worthwhile/useful idea?
 
Old 11-11-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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A few suggestions in no particular order:

Linux From Scratch
Slackware
Arch
 
Old 11-11-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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Definitely though about this and might do this if I can't find a suitable distro.
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Slackware
Unfortunaly they don't have a 64bit version although I might self-compile.
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Arch
Never looked at this one so i'll take a peak.
 
Old 11-11-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
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I have looked at Arch Linux and it appears to be exactly what I want so I am downloading it to try out.
 
Old 11-12-2010, 07:13 AM   #5
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Slackware
Unfortunaly they don't have a 64bit version although I might self-compile.
Yes, they do.
 
Old 11-12-2010, 07:38 AM   #6
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Unfortunaly they don't have a 64bit version although I might self-compile.
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x86_64 is available, take a look at Get Slack.

 
Old 11-13-2010, 05:36 PM   #7
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Thank you all for you answers I have decided to go with Arch and it appears perfect to me.
 
  


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