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I am using Gentoo on a little single board computer I'm playing around with. I've decided to switch to using Disk On Chip as opposed to a hard disk, but my max is something like 114 MB, so Gentoo is way too huge. Are there any other distros out there that will fit on something this small?
I've seen Tiny Linux at http://tiny.seul.org/en/ and it seems like it would do the job, but its rather old (based on Slack 4).
muLinux. Do a search for that. The floppy disk version, with all packages, is like 30MB or so (still has X and all). The CD version is a 300MB ISO...but that's the old ISO. There's a new one that's like 80MB.
It's kinda old though...XFre86 3.3, kernel 2.0.36....but it works.
Damn Small Linux would be a fine choice for a small embedded system. Simply use the frugal install option which simply copies the compressed files from the cd and sets up lilo. Installed that way it only uses about 50 megs, which would leave you more than 60 megs for the myDSL extensions, such as FireFox.