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Old 09-14-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
compgenius999
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Need a distro to fit in 2gb of space


I need a linux distro that will fit in just 2gb of space and an 800MHZ AMD Duron Processor with 512mb of ram
I've tried ubuntu, too laggy and bloated
I've tried fedora, fails with my drivers
I've tried debian, complains about not enough space
I've tried gentoo, live cd wouldn't run and I can't manually install it

Any others?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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DSL, slackware ... for slack you'll have to manually decide which
packages to install (or, rather, not to).



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Old 09-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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Whats up!!!!

Try ThorsHammer bro
http://multidistro.com/hammer/fluxboxp.html

http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/fluxboxp.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...83#post3662683

for quick start heres the iso and zip + md5sum

here's the iso 696mb with md5sum
http://multidistro.com/downloads/ham...mer-090109.iso

md5sum
13a06dd53cff5f593a601ba830009bc0

here's the zip, remember, it's the same as the iso
just in zip form
for those who don't have access to a cd burner
or just wanna install to usb/hd
http://multidistro.com/downloads/ham...mer-090109.zip

zip md5sum
c19cc79151a09a4976c1055c4551492c

all will run on 256ram or less
they all run fruagal persistent from hd

make 2 partitions or m,ore

say hda1 holds thorshammer(all or just grml-magix) 1gb (also holds saves for puppy&pmagic
hda2 holds persistent store for grml-magix (make this about 800mb
either label the partition "live-rw" or amke a "live-rw"
http://live.debian.net/manual/html/persistence.html

they all run as root too mostly
You install by simply extracting the iso or zip to hd or usb and installing grub or syslinux
if not already there
 
Old 09-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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Puppy will install on or can be install on only 100mb.

Edit: As Tinkster said about slackware, I'm running slackware on a PI 260 laptop.

Last edited by mrrangerman; 09-14-2009 at 07:30 PM. Reason: add info
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:53 AM   #5
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I think i might try puppy, but before I waste time downloading it, does anybody know if it supports Inventel UR054g 802.11g Wireless adapter's, They aren't very common, I've only seen drivers in ubuntu linux, I'm pretty unsure where to get the driver for it for linux

EDIT: Also I can't use NDISWRAPPER as the driver is on an old wanadoo disk, and the driver isnt in .inf or .drv format, its fully powered by an exe

Last edited by compgenius999; 09-15-2009 at 03:58 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:15 AM   #6
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I have installed Fedora3 on 2 GB Hard with text mode to use fedora only in server role. Fedora gives option to select & deselect packages during installation.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:32 AM   #7
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hey sajidmehdi, I was going to do that, but I need to find both my graphics driver and my wireless driver before I can do that. If i find my wireless driver for fedora I'll do that
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:33 AM   #8
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I'd try installing Gentoo again ... Dont use the Gentoo LiveCD, use another, and do a stage3 chroot install. I've installed Gentoo from a Ubuntu, SystemRescueCD, and Sabayon live cd's. And install either XFCE, LXDE, or any other lightweight windows manager. Easily under 2 gigs. Just delete all you dist files to free up space.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:41 AM   #9
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Try sidux. The minimal cd.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:43 AM   #10
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Ok, I've already chosen either puppy or fedora, all i need now is my wireless driver and i should be able to install

EDIT:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8/newpost.html
Posted a topic about my wireless card

Last edited by compgenius999; 09-15-2009 at 04:44 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 05:08 AM   #11
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I forgot to mention Crunchbang lite #! ... Its fast and light on the resources... Its worth a check ...

http://crunchbanglinux.org/
 
  


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