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What is the list of minimal files needed to do a linux install, say redhat 8.
With a desktop enviroment and internet access. This is just for educational purposes, just like to teach myself about linux and to build my own small install, and make it run from a cd-rom.
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What is the list of minimal files needed to do a linux install... just like to teach myself about linux and to build my own small install, and make it run from a cd-rom.
There is not an easy answer to your question. Doing Linux from Scratch would answer some of your questions, checking into the boot floppy howto at Linux Doc would give you a more 'bare' minimum. Also building on a Debian or Slack basic install can work, but this is basic as in you still need to correctly install xwindows, and lots of things you will use, correctly yourself.
I think that if you need to ask basic questions about this type of project, you still have a lot of reading and learning ahead.
Thanks for the advice, i'll check out linux from scratch. I have checked out Knoppix, that's where the curiosity started. It is a awsome program, being able to boot into memory, heaps of program to enjoy, and then to be abvle to save stuff and then burn onto a CD-R. Thanks, i see now i asked a simple question for a complex answer, i was just wanting to know are there any files that are mandatory for a linux system to work. thanks for the input
No, no bacis linux. I just downloaded the 2.4.20 kernel and have just finished compiling it. i will have ago and see if i can succesfully get this to boot, and if so, i will then try to make another 1 that is a minimalas i can for my own system
If you want to know about the minimal requirements to run a linux system, have a look at the floppy distros, such as BasicLinux (already mentioned), 2diskX, tomsrtbt. For more functional (graphically) but slim distros check out Peanut, Vector and Crux.