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 04-20-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
shayan2k13
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Location: Quetta, Pakistan
Distribution: A new distro every week.
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 1
Lightbulb Suggest a lightweight live distro(Debian-Based).


Is it possible to save the installed software with all the configuration in a Debian/Ubuntu based distro? I want to have all my software with me all the time and be able to use it on any computer. If yes please suggest a distro and the method to accomplish this goal. the distro must be lightweight and be able to run on my old computer smoothly.

Specs:
Intel Pentium 4
1GB RAM
256MB Video Card(Geforce 5500)
40GB hardisk(But the distro will be run from a 4GB flash drive)
 
Old 04-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
JWJones
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Cascadia
Distribution: Slackware, LinuxBBQ, OpenBSD, Mac OSX
Posts: 723

Rep: Reputation: 187Reputation: 187
What you need is Remastersys:

http://www.remastersys.com/

Any Debian-based distro should be able to grab it from the repos, but I personally like Crunchbang for an excellent, lightweight, Debian-based distro:

http://www.crunchbanglinux.org

Also look at APTonCD:

http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

Also good is AntiX:

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Last edited by JWJones; 04-20-2013 at 08:41 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-20-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
shayan2k13
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Location: Quetta, Pakistan
Distribution: A new distro every week.
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyeofliberty View Post
What you need is Remastersys:

http://www.remastersys.com/

Any Debian-based distro should be able to grab it from the repos, but I personally like Crunchbang for an excellent, lightweight, Debian-based distro:

http://www.crunchbanglinux.org

Also look at APTonCD:

http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

Also good is AntiX:

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Thanks! I'll give it a shot right away.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
DavidMcCann
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: London
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 3,126

Rep: Reputation: 792Reputation: 792Reputation: 792Reputation: 792Reputation: 792Reputation: 792Reputation: 792
The distros that are intended to run from a flash drive are the various versions of Puppy. Precise Puppy might suit you.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
goumba
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: New Jersey, USA
Distribution: Debian Wheezy (7.0), Jessie (future 8) and Sid (unstable)
Posts: 551
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 66
And of course, you have Debian itself:

http://live.debian.net/

It runs well on the computers at my workspace, mostly Pentium 4s and original Cores.

Last edited by goumba; 04-20-2013 at 11:51 AM.
 
  


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
[SOLVED] ultimate lightweight live USB distro for backup and restore Wim Sturkenboom Linux - General 6 08-22-2012 02:38 PM
[SOLVED] Need a lightweight live distro for a special job litlmary Linux - Laptop and Netbook 14 07-21-2011 09:51 AM
Lightweight Distro based on Debian/Ubuntu tizak Linux - Newbie 12 08-09-2010 08:07 PM
Sorce based distro (gentoo) Vs Binary based distro(fedora, debian,..) ashwin_cse Linux - Distributions 7 02-08-2010 01:46 PM
Please suggest me a Linux Live Distro (CD/DVD/USB)... asgarcymed Linux - Distributions 6 01-26-2007 04:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.

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