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Old 11-30-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
phantom_cyph
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Need smallest distro possible


I need to find a Linux distro with dhcp, and thats it. Anotherwords, enough to land me in a BASH shell, and let me install everything from that.

Or, is there a way to edit a Ubuntu mini image so it only installs what is in the image, not look for a server. I want a very minimalistic distro.

With a gig of RAM and 80 Gib hdd, I want it to be really fast.

Suggestions?
 
Old 11-30-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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Make one.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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Have you tried Core?
 
Old 12-01-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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a gig of ram is alot, just about any linux distro will be fast on that, I would suggest a debian base install though
 
Old 12-02-2007, 04:16 AM   #5
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have you tried Arch? it's a nice distro.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 10:05 AM   #6
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Arrow Why Ubuntu

Well i'd say if your going for a debian based distro use Mepis or Dream linux but my favorite is MCNlive or Mandriva OnE. I use to like debian based until I tried those, Ubuntu is left in a dust of wind. Try it you'll love it!
Trailboss

just to add I tried over 50 different distro's and I alway thought debian was king, thats all I read. I heard Ubuntu was the best out there too, but anyone who thinks debian is King, has not tried a distro that uses a RPM package manager, once you do the rest are junk. I been testing linux for just over 3 years now.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 05:32 PM   #7
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Well i'd say if your going for a debian based distro use Mepis or Dream linux but my favorite is MCNlive or Mandriva OnE. I use to like debian based until I tried those, Ubuntu is left in a dust of wind. Try it you'll love it!
Trailboss

just to add I tried over 50 different distro's and I alway thought debian was king, thats all I read. I heard Ubuntu was the best out there too, but anyone who thinks debian is King, has not tried a distro that uses a RPM package manager, once you do the rest are junk. I been testing linux for just over 3 years now.
Okay. So...what's up with this?

For those who don't want to bother with the link, here's his quote:

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I'm not a programmer and I'm new to using linux, but I think I can do this, if pointed in the right direction?
There you say you're a new Linux user. So three years or new? My advice: don't trust his advice.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:41 AM   #8
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Why not Trust me?
Just because I only be testing linux for 3 years don't mean I don't know what I'm talking about. All you got to do is try it, and post back here. I bet everyone that tries Mandriva or MCNlive will love it, and rather use it over ubuntu.
Trailboss
 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:45 AM   #9
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also, i want to add, just because I want to build my own system, don't mean I don't like those, i'm just moving along is all, I've learned and tested so many i'd like to build my own, nothing wrong with that. Any way you cut it,,,,they are better than Ubuntu
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:04 PM   #10
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Why not Trust me?
Just because I only be testing linux for 3 years don't mean I don't know what I'm talking about. All you got to do is try it, and post back here. I bet everyone that tries Mandriva or MCNlive will love it, and rather use it over ubuntu.
Trailboss
yea you dont know what your talking about since ubuntu based distro's are the most popular over fedora I think your just throwing out advice without knowing what your doing....not cool
 
Old 01-20-2008, 02:54 AM   #11
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I do know what i'm talking about. All you Ubuntu users think Debian is better and think Ubuntu is number 1,,,well PClinuxOs is number 1 in all the ranking polls that matter in Unix distros, and it's RHEL based. What OS is used the most in the world?,,do ya know? Well do you? TRON, not as a desktop distro, but the most used in the World. Ubuntu was only number 1 being tested, because you got it delivered to your door for free. Ubuntu got people to test linux, but can't keep them as users!!!If I had a billion dollars behind me i'd have it used daily by millions and not just tested by millions. Ubuntu is not even the best Debian distro. All you pea brain Ubuntu users don't take time to test out other distro's. I did, and still do, all the time. Reguardless of over all distro's Windows is still the, KING ON THE HILL, still over 90% used on desktops. As far as the most used Distro of Unix desktop,,,it's a distro you never heard of (Asianux). More people in Asia use it than we use from all unix distro's combined. RHEL is also it's base. Now you think Debian is king,,,how many Debian distro's are ranked in the top compared to RHEL based? RedHat base rules!!!! because it's better,,,Mandriva, PclinuxOS, CentOS,,, Fedora,, Suse,,,MCNlive,,,,Startcom and even linux XP are all RHEL based and all are better than that (piece of crap) distro called Ubuntu.

I hope to never reply again on this matter, as I made my point, just test out different Distro's and you'll see that the Redhat based distro's are leading the way,,,,,

Trailboss= tester of Unix
Daily User= of Redhat based distro's
Distro's on the rise= BSD based
Future top desktop distro= ReactOS
 
Old 01-20-2008, 08:39 AM   #12
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Not trying to start anything, because I use debian and fedora distros. But on distrowatch, in the top 10, five are debian based.

Using fedora 7 & 8, it does seems redhat has fixed the old dependency from hell dilemma.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 03:41 PM   #13
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I do know what i'm talking about...
What OS is used the most in the world?,,do ya know? Well do you?...
All you pea brain Ubuntu users don't take time to test out other distro's...
Reguardless of over all distro's Windows is still the, KING ON THE HILL, still over 90% used on desktops...
...all are better than that (piece of crap) distro called Ubuntu...
New poster.
Years of experience.
Can't post without being insulting.
Hmmmm, okay...
 
Old 02-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by phantom_cyph View Post
I need to find a Linux distro with dhcp, and thats it. Anotherwords, enough to land me in a BASH shell, and let me install everything from that.

Or, is there a way to edit a Ubuntu mini image so it only installs what is in the image, not look for a server. I want a very minimalistic distro.

With a gig of RAM and 80 Gib hdd, I want it to be really fast.

Suggestions?
Not to interrupt the anti/pro-Ubuntu ranting, but I think that few of the distros mentioned above answer the basic request behind this thread. It is obvious that phantom_cyph doesn't want Ubuntu, Mepis, PCLinuxOS, or Mandriva. What they want is a compact and shell-based system.

With that said, I think that Arch might fit the bill. I will admit that I have yet to try it, but when school gets out this summer I'm definitely going to. Read The Arch Way.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 12:28 AM   #15
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I'd throw in another recommendation for Arch. The first paragraph seemed exactly a description of one of the things that appeals to me in Arch.

I think you can get a similar thing from debian, probably easier than stripping down ubuntu (don't know for sure, only used ubuntu as it comes, and never spent any time with debian)

I was also going to suggest slackware as a possibility, though it looks like that's what you're using now.
 
  


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