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Old 10-16-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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simply slapping vmlinux + initrd.gz together with a few packages??? linux???


Okay I looked at Linux From Scratch and I could do it.... if I had 58,354 HOURS to waste! (time based on real A.D.D. time system)

Is there a faster way to make a very small distro with a target size of 10 to 15 megs?


I'm thinking that if I take pre-built kernel files and build up a file structure around them I could build it faster....

how stupid is this idea?

by the way, I want to build it custom because 90% of the small linux distros are router/firewall and the other 10% come with crap I don't need like a desktop....

I want a simple live usb linux with console apps and maybe links2 for web....
 
Old 10-16-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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well its not no 10-15 megs (more like 1.5 gigs) but I installed debian to a 2 gig usb stick... it should do what I need it to :-/
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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well debian crapped out I guess it wont run off a pen drive

All I want is a simple no-frills unix not even fully linux on a usb stick Id love to fit it on a 32 meg usb but I doubt it.... I also have a 512 meg and 2 gig
 
Old 10-16-2008, 07:43 PM   #4
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Well, if you look carefully, most distros come with 'Custom Install' option so you can choose which pkgs to install. Popular small distros inc DSL (Damn Small Linux) and Puppy.
Have you tried those?
 
Old 10-16-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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both dsl and puppy come stock with a gui I dont need that

edit anyone have luck here?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/byld

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Old 10-17-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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so no one can help? or are you still ignoring me from stuff I said when I was new to the site
 
  


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