LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Password
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
BaptismOfFire
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 107

Rep: Reputation: 15
mini-mini live distro.


Apart from Slax-Frodo and the necessary X modules, are there any X only (preferably X.org) mini live distro's.

I ask purely because I want a live distro with nothing but an X-Server so I can build the rest how I like. I would just build from the ground up on something like debian, but I want the automatic hardware detection/configuration that the live cd's have, but without their choice of WM, DE and other software.

The ultimate goal will be a small distro for a pen-drive. I don't mind building from debs/rpms or source. While the former is easier, I can manage the latter .

Cheers
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:38 AM   #2
mechdave
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10 and 7.10 server
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
Post RE: mini-mini live distro.

I suppose you could build a monolithic kernel (or a modular for that matter), add a shell, gcc and libraries,install X, then start customising from the ground up and only put in what you want... Hmmm might be an interesting experiment to see how small you could make a distro!

Last edited by mechdave; 04-25-2007 at 02:40 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 05:51 AM   #3
phantom_cyph
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: My HDD...
Distribution: WinXP for designing, Linux for life.
Posts: 2,329
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 47
Look up "floppy linux" in google. There are some distros with a GUI that are around 1.44 to 6 megs a piece. It would be pretty easy to add to those, I just don't know how you would install them though...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Taiwanese Linux mini-distro releases new live CD LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-14-2006 11:21 AM
LXer: Pentoo Linux releases mini distro live CD LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-12-2006 04:54 AM
small / mini distro for me ? emz Linux - Distributions 2 03-27-2006 02:40 AM
Thinking about a new mini-distro wapcaplet Linux - General 6 12-07-2003 05:31 PM
Mini-distro for dummies bimble Linux - Distributions 4 09-18-2002 05:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration