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Old 04-21-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
jago25_98
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Recommend me a distro


it needs to be:
  • fit into < 64mb ide flashcard
  • have ssh client
  • run in 32mb RAM
  • be able to run X, possibly using kdrive or something similar
  • vnc would be nice

I've already looked at:
  • delilinux
  • mulinux
  • dsllinux

Deli should have done it but ssh doesn't run; library error.

:Edit:

- It would be nice if the root partition [/] could be mounted as read-only. I've just found out that compact flash disks can only be written to about 3000x.

Last edited by jago25_98; 04-27-2004 at 07:03 AM.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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I can't recommend one specifically but you might look at:

Grey Cat Linux
http://home.wanadoo.nl/peterdekoning/main.htm
v3.x comes with a GUI

Dettu[Xx] Linux (watch out)
http://hobbingen.uni-muenster.de/dettus/dettuxx/
It can get an X server but I think the record for setup is 12 hours....

DragonLinux
http://dragonlinux.sourceforge.net/about.php
has an X server but I think a bare minumum scrapes by with 50 MB UP to 130MB

those are just a few you might poke at. Go to
http://www.linux.org
under 'Distributions', 'minimalist for about 70 more to look at.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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Fedora Core 2

I recommend Fedora Core 2.

Click below to go to the download:

ftp://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu/pub/fedora.../1.91/i386/iso
 
Old 04-22-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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Re: Fedora Core 2

Quote:
Originally posted by diefree
I recommend Fedora Core 2.

Click below to go to the download:

ftp://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu/pub/fedora.../1.91/i386/iso
How could you possibly fit 4 isos of Fedora Core 2 in a 60 mega ide card, we will never know...
 
Old 04-22-2004, 03:55 PM   #5
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60MB IDE card

60MB ide card?
 
Old 04-22-2004, 03:58 PM   #6
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Take a look at the first post:

it needs to be:


* fit into < 64mb ide flashcard
* have ssh client
* run in 32mb RAM
* be able to run X, possibly using kdrive or something similar
* vnc would be nice
 
Old 04-22-2004, 04:05 PM   #7
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oops, sorry.

Linux Fedora Core 2 won't work.

Just go to: http://www.linux.org
 
Old 04-22-2004, 04:06 PM   #8
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Old 04-22-2004, 04:56 PM   #9
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puppy linux, damn small

It looks like puppy linux can boot of your flashcard. It is quite full featured for it's size, supposedly.

ooops...while it will boot from 64 mb flashcard...it looks like it reqires 64 mb RAM....sorry....

Last edited by ehawk; 04-22-2004 at 05:04 PM.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 08:01 PM   #10
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I use this distro when I am on a low powered system

http://www.lnx-bbc.org/

It works great and it's not hard on the hardware. I can't remember the exact size of it but it's small.

If you really want a small linux use this

http://www.toms.net/rb/

Just figure out how to install it on your flash card.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #11
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I'm nearly sure Tom's Linux doesn't have X. If it wasn't for the need for X you'd have a pretty large smorgasboard.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 07:21 AM   #12
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this is pretty close:

http://featherlinux.berlios.de/
 
  


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