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Old 10-01-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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Small developer distro


is there a small distro (2cds or less) that runs with 256 m of ram and 2m video memory that can be used to develop on? and has grafical installer

I was also wondering if there is a good ide for linux with code compleation and the works.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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I think there are quite a few that cover those requirements. Just don't use Gnome or KDE for your desktop. Slackware is probably the best because after you install it, it asks what interface you want(select fluxbox/blackbox).

You could always install whatever distro you want then put fluxbox on after that.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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Any distro will work. Why a graphical installer? You only use the installer once.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 11:37 PM   #4
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I tryed gentoo and gave up I refuse to recompile kernals it is tremendos waste of time. any distro won't work I tryed debian and madrake and they were quite unstable and unusible plus I could not find any good c++ ides had code completionand the works for them.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 12:13 AM   #5
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I tryed gentoo and gave up I refuse to recompile kernals it is tremendos waste of time. any distro won't work I tryed debian and madrake and they were quite unstable and unusible plus I could not find any good c++ ides had code completionand the works for them.
Debian unstable Do you install the stable version? Do a net install and select minimal packages. Then just put on xorg and fluxbox.

C++ IDEs don't have anything to do with distros. They'll run on any.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 08:02 AM   #6
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Debian is an extremely stable distro, so not sure where you got the unstable impression.

The primary reason for recompiling the kernel is to either incorporate some hardware support that isn't already there or to simply make the kernel smaller. Except for Gentoo, I don't know of any distro that requires you to recompile the kernel so I'm not sure what that has to do with your question.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:39 PM   #7
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I was using debian with kde and had constant crashes. I had it set to redmond styles and if you double clicked on just about anything the whole system would come down. but anyway. you think fluxbox is stable? were do I begin.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:45 PM   #8
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O ps I have a 3.0 p4 in this box (don't ask so other than grafix and ram I am good
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:46 PM   #9
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thats ghz for the 3.0
 
Old 10-04-2005, 02:17 PM   #10
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FreeBSD.. Would run excellent on that hardware.
 
  


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