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Old 01-06-2005, 04:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy Whats the SMALLEST distro I can get that's


full featured like Mandrake or Fedora but smaller

Nothing over a gigabyte since I am on dial up
 
Old 01-06-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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like I can use RPM's and stuff
 
Old 01-06-2005, 05:33 AM   #3
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DSL (DSL=Damn Small Linux) is full featured LiveCD distro, that fits in 50mb, and can easily be installed on hard drive. it has better tool than rpm, (IMHO) MyDSL repositories, you just click on program and it is installed .
 
Old 01-06-2005, 05:46 AM   #4
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Just for completeness:
  • Feather Linux
  • TinyLinux for 386
  • TRBT Linux for 386
(last two I would not really recommend for, e.g., OOo...)

HTH, Peter
 
Old 01-06-2005, 06:21 AM   #5
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thanks I've already DSL and Feather I'll give the other two a look

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Old 01-06-2005, 06:30 AM   #6
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Well, one look should do - with tiny, I am trying to get my old 386DX40 back to work and that's what tiny and TRBT is meant for.

Cheers, Peter
 
Old 01-06-2005, 07:43 AM   #7
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Beatrix weighs in at a 180Mb download.

Has OpenOffice, Evolution, Firefox, CUPS, Gaim, Gnome 2.8, kernel 2.6 and apt-get will do all your package management.

For a more featured distro Ubuntu fits on one cd.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 08:40 AM   #8
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Hi Chris H,

I am going to check Beatrix, thx for the pointer. I am always interested in small distros that make life for my customers easier

Cheers,

Peter
 
  


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