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Old 09-21-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Can any one suggest a simple OS to run as guest OS


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Can any one suggest a simple os(small foot print) , it just need to support http client support(curl ) and libraries to run the c/c++ binaries ..?

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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I'm not looking for the OS which supports GUI also , command line communication would be good enough for me .

I explored ttylinux but it wont support for ACPI signals so I have to look for other OSs .

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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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
 
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Hi,
I'm not looking for the OS which supports GUI also , command line communication would be good enough for me .

I explored ttylinux but it wont support for ACPI signals so I have to look for other OSs .

Regards
Bala
I don't know if it supports ACPI, but Tinycore has a version without GUI, called Microcore. Slitaz has also a flavor that comes with commandline only, Slitaz-base.

You can also go for a minimal install of Debian (or Slackware, Arch, ...)and add only what you need, but this will nonetheless be far larger than Microcore or Slitaz.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #6
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Hi Bala, I frequently use SliTaz as a guest OS. It has a very small footprint and is available with or without X.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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Have you checked out tomsrtbt (That's small!) DSL or Kevux? The latter two do support gui.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #8
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Tom's is one of the best small distro's.

Might look at suse studio and make a Just Enough image.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 01:02 PM   #9
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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.

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