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Old 02-22-2006, 04:14 AM   #1
delmoras
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linux installation on 1gb hard disk


hello, this is my first post ever! I would like to ask you which distribution of linux do you suggest for installing it on a 1 gb hard disk.I would like to have xwindows if this is possible.i have read on the net that it is possible to install knoppix on my hard disk but i will need 3 gb minimum! thnx!
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:24 AM   #2
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1 GB is a bit tight for some of the heavier distros

but - http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

never used myself, hear it mentioned a bit when resources are tight

and says 50mb on their site
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:32 AM   #3
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well.....

well, i have heard of this 50mb distro but i would like something better....the best would be a linux same as whax or auditor....but i know that this is something difficult with my hard disk.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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something better? how so? better at doing what?

the site says installing on your hard disk gives you an equivelent to Debian, which is pretty good.

The 2 you mentioned are penetration testing distros?

I came across this while googling them - http://iwhax.net/index.php/BackTrack - Back track only in Beta but combines the 2 into a live cd it seems, so you could run it from cd instead of a hard drive install (but since you mentioned knoppix you dont want this?).

It's based on slackware, it would be fairly easy to use a distro with no xserver at < 1 GB but once you start using KDE/Gnome and their installed apps, it gets chunky. 1 Option would be to install something like slackware and starting out with JUST the base install using something like fluxbox as your WM, then add bits until you run out of space. Or try something like Gentoo where you compile it all from the get go i believe (never used myself) and so will only be installing the options/drivers/modules/programs you want.

I realise this isn't a step by step or anything, but gives you a lot of info to look into.

oodluck
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:57 AM   #5
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xmmm....

well ethics thnx for your help....i will give gentoo a try then if it fails i will try installing slack without xserver but firstly i will spend my time trying to set up netbsd 3.0!!!!!!!which is something completely new to me!i will write to you when i will finish...
 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:01 AM   #6
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A quick note, i see reports from gentoo users that it's not for the beginner, a google and their site gave me:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/index.xml - Handbook
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.x...tall#doc_chap2 - Install docs

Slackware is nice, never used the *BSD's

Best of luck
 
  


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