Can any one suggest a simple OS to run as guest OS
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Puppy, Slitaz, Tinycore.
Any distribution can be installed in a way that you have the requisites you need, I would think, but those three should be the distros with the smallest footprint. And no, i will not recommend DSL, it is discontinued.
Tinycore has a gui you just need to add more software to it. It sounds like your looking for something more "windowsish" .. have you heard of ReactOS? Its an open-source free alternative to Win32.. its not fully developed, but it is really small and supports Win32 if thats what your looking for. www.reactos.org
A lot of these mini distros are non-standard in various respects, such as using Busybox instead of the Gnu tools. What you want is a normal distro with the option to install just a CLI and no software. The best for your needs might be CentOS or Salix.
Last edited by DavidMcCann; 09-23-2011 at 11:01 AM.