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Old 05-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question Tiny (>128MB) Thinclient Distro - Telnet on Login

Would anyone know of a very minimal Linux distro that'll fit in less then 128MB of space. I have an HP thin client which is required for a telnet interface to a computer. The inital operating system doesn't support telnet connections.

It doesn't require an X interface. The only requirements are to connect to a telnet interface on boot, without a login. Something very minimal like ttylinux looks good, but as they use busybox, I'm unable to get getty to autologin.

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Try Tinycore/Microcore or Slitaz. Both are very customizable and have no problems to fit in 128MB. Tinycore (with X) needs about 10MB without applications installed, Microcore (without X) needs 8MB without applications. Slitaz will use 30MB by default, but comes with a bunch of applications, including the toolset needed to create your own custom version, which is well documented and very easy.
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Why use getty? It's not necessary. I can build you a tiny busybox distro that will connect to your telnet system in under 10MB. I just need busybox, the kernel, and glibc, and some scripts.

PM me if you are interested.


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