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Old 05-05-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Embedded Linux Distro CLI only?


I'm looking for a stable, fast, and small(~100MB) Linux distro that does not have a GUI, command line only. I would like to avoid building one myself as I am fairly new to Linux and have a limited time.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-05-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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slackware, when installed with THE FIRST DISK ONLY, is CLI only, but idk about memory footprint.
 
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #3
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What do you mean with small (~100MB)? 100MB on the disk or in memory?
You also mentioned it should be for an embedded device, which processor architecture are you using?
 
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Do you have a link to dl? How would I get the first disk only?
 
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Go to www.slackware.com to read about slackware. If you want to download the disk, you're going to have to use BitTorrent. Go to the Get Slack page and choose torrents
 
Old 05-08-2011, 11:03 PM   #6
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If this if for an embedded project it will depend heavily on your processor. I believe there is an ARM port of Slackware but I don't know if it's still being actively maintained.

You may want to look at building OpenEmbedded or Angstrom for your processor architecture.
 
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I am using an Intel Atom N270, it's architecture is x86. Anyone used Yocto to build a kernel before?
 
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idk what Yocto is, but I know that Slackware looooves Intel x86 chips.
 
  


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