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Old 04-07-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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Minimal Linux system from current system

Is there a good way to create a minimal Linux system based on an existing system, or is it a lot of work to sort out what is needed and what is not? I am now using a RedHat 8.0 system and would like to base a minimal system based on it to avoid dealing with the nuances of the different distributions, etc. My goal is to get a minimal system that runs in memory to avoid the need to use the hard drive.
Old 04-07-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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minimal systems exist

You can find them on the web. Probably the barest workable memory only system is tomsrtvt:

The most elaborate memory only system is knoppix:

I created my own version of a rescue CD. My barebones memory only system stands somewhere between tomsrtvt and knoppix in complexity. It is not impossible to do. I spent about 20 hours doing it.


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