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Old 07-19-2006, 08:40 AM   #1
thelonius
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simple distro ?


Hello,

I know that Puppy is extremely simple distro fitting into one CD. What are other similar distros ?

Thank you.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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Damn Small Linux
Linux From Scratch Live CD - allows to build base LFS.
Some base Gentoo.
Well, most distros can be installed from 1 CD.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:12 AM   #3
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Knoppix is a distro that can be run from CD but also installed. I think it's based on Debian.

http://www.knoppix.org/
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:15 AM   #4
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well I wanted some simple distro on one cd to install on hard disk. if knoppix can be installed on hard disk, it can be a solution.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:16 AM   #5
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What do you mean by "simple"? I wouldn't call Ubuntu simple, but it can be installed from a single CD.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:20 AM   #6
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simple in terms of required cds, not in terms of functionalities

for example, debian is extremely complexe when installed from 15 cds, but very simple when using netinst
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:51 AM   #7
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Try Mepis. Install and Live on 1 CD.

Most Distros fit on 1 CD.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 02:12 PM   #8
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A couple of weeks ago I ran across DreamLinux. It can an be run as a Live CD and it can be installed on hard drive. Not only is it one of the prettiest I've seen, it is fast, contains all you need and fairly multimedia and graphics oriented. I tried Ubuntu but it couldn't get sound out of my old school PCI sound card. Nor couldn't Dreamlinux - at first - all required tools are included and in no time I had my mp3 playing ... the distribution is still in develpoment but I am really impress of how easy and stable it is ...
 
Old 07-19-2006, 08:02 PM   #9
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mepis, pclinuxos or even freespire (free choice of linspire). I tried it last week, it's still running on my laptop. Clean, simple and you no longer log in as root. If you haven't tried it, do so.
 
  


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