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ogdemster 07-29-2008 06:34 AM

minimum linux installation
 
hey ppl

i have tried many linux distrubutions and i could not decide which one is the best for me. many unneeded things on them.

and i decided to have minimal installation that i can install everything myself. to learn, to see whatever. i have enough time to do. i dont care how hard it is.

my question. what linux wants to work ??

thanks for any reply

jomen 07-29-2008 06:38 AM

You have time and want to learn:
Gentoo or Slackware or even LFS

oskar 07-29-2008 06:40 AM

Any distribution that has a net install option: Ubuntu. I think Fedora and Debian do too.
Debian in any case.
I predict the next 10 consecutive posts to tell you to install Gentoo, Slackware, DSL, Puppy or LFS. I cannot approve of that :P

edit:
jomen was faster.

jomen 07-29-2008 06:44 AM

Debian is a good one too ;) - not very easy to really make it small IMO

mohtech 07-29-2008 06:51 AM

Debian gets my vote too :)
 
installing the base system via netinst will give you the basic system...in my view, great for the basis of a server as it will not install a window manager or unneeded apps. In addition, apt-get is a fantastic package management system, and is a great tool for getting it all installed.

There was a Linux from Scratch project going on a few years ago, though I'm not sure if its still around

ogdemster 07-29-2008 07:08 AM

Debian netinst = http 404 page not found pff

mohtech 07-29-2008 07:12 AM

Here is the link:
 
http://www.debian.com/CD/netinst/
Do'h! I didn't test the link until now :(
My apologies

jomen 07-29-2008 07:15 AM

Ask Google - or navigate the Debian site - it is not hard to find:
http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

using this approach - not reading/searching - you won't get very far

oskar 07-29-2008 07:16 AM

Here for Ubuntu:
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...mages/netboot/

clint1986 07-29-2008 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ogdemster (Post 3229700)
Debian netinst = http 404 page not found pff

They could be doing some maintenance at the moment. I can't get at any images either, so I don't think it is just you. Be patient, they'll be back soon enough. :)

oskar 07-29-2008 07:19 AM

I'd like to add that all things are "unneeded" until you need them. I am very happy about the bloat that modern distributions provide, so I don't need to plow the internet every time I need a tool for something. Unless you are very short on disk space I think it's better to go with the bloat. It's your decision of course, I won't stop you.

pixellany 07-29-2008 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oskar (Post 3229710)
I'd like to add that all things are "unneeded" until you need them. I am very happy about the bloat that modern distributions provide, so I don't need to plow the internet every time I need a tool for something. Unless you are very short on disk space I think it's better to go with the bloat. It's your decision of course, I won't stop you.

That first sentence is quite profound....;)

Seriously, my current favorite for "lean and mean" is Arch + Kdemod. The initial install is very compact, and adding new things does not require "plowing the internet"

ogdemster 07-29-2008 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oskar (Post 3229710)
I'd like to add that all things are "unneeded" until you need them. I am very happy about the bloat that modern distributions provide, so I don't need to plow the internet every time I need a tool for something. Unless you are very short on disk space I think it's better to go with the bloat. It's your decision of course, I won't stop you.


i used centos 5. and had to install many things that i need. whats the point to use a distribution or not use them?

farslayer 07-29-2008 08:24 AM

Debian base netinstall.. it's simple to aptitude install anything I need after that point.

With the size of Debians software repositories I rarely have to search the internet for software to download and install, it's all right there at my fingertips, and can be installed in a couple seconds (depending on speed of net connection that is...)

jonabyte 07-29-2008 08:54 AM

you can install ubuntu server and then add what you need like a gui(?) from the command line.


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