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Old 09-19-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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Smile Need 4 Pure Linux !!!


Greetings y'all,

Guys i wanted to know if there was some distribution or website that provides a linux pacakage that has no x-windows, no frills, just plain Linux with the latest kernel, drivers and console user interface....

Plz reply if u have some info,

Thanks,
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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just install slackware with nothing but the base packages. what exactly do you need this for?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:12 AM   #3
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Actually i have a pendrive of 128 mb. I have a plan to download and use an image of a very compact version of linux for my system at home. I do not need any frills that come with modern linux distributions, just need bare bones system.
What is your opinion abt this "Damn small linux" distribution ?
I really appreciate ur help,
Thanks,
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #4
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damn small would probably be your best bet for a pendrive. You can have a look through this list . It has a bunch of listings for running off pendrives
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:36 AM   #5
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I do not know much abt these small versions, If someone has already gone through the reviews of these small distributions (or even better, have used them). Plz recommend a distribution 4 me....
Most importantly i need the latest kernel and set of drivers in that distirbution.
Thanks again 4 all ur help,
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:50 AM   #6
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Well i seriously doubt any of the small distros will have the most updated kernel out right now, so you will most likely have to go get that yourself. and i can give you a little rundown on what ive used so far:

FeatherLinux is pretty good. only used it once
INSERT is good for rescue or security related stuff
DamnSmallLinux is extrodinary for its size, one of the best mini distros out IMHO
Those are the only three ive tried that would fit on a 128MB pendrive
 
Old 09-20-2004, 12:57 AM   #7
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Okay then I feel DamnSmallLinux is a good option... :-D

Thanks & cheerio,
 
Old 09-20-2004, 10:04 AM   #8
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I also concurr with INSERT... It's very similar to DamnSmallLinux...but with a slight twist... as wel as virus scanners and other security related features... But it's pretty cool..

Though you are actually looking for a system to "Run" on a pendrive right?? not just a Live_Distro?? In that case I would say to do something like Slack 10 with a bare bones install.. it should be easy to get it to fit on 128MB... Good Luck...
 
  


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