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Old 06-04-2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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Looking for two linux distributions


Hello, I am looking for two linux distributions:

1) A very light one, extra-small linux distribution. It should contain only the very basics and NOT a GUI. Just bash and some typical general purpose applications that can be run from the command line (like vi). The smaller the better and if it can boot from cd or floppy that is more that welcome.

2) A full featured, small linux distribution that will run on old hardware (nearly 6 year old). I think that DamnSmall Linux is ideal but any alternative suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 06-04-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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1) Slax Frodo, Arch Linux base install, Gentoo
2) mutagenix, feather linux, slax popcorn

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Old 06-04-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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http://slax.linux-live.org/download.php
The site seems to have problems now, so look in here:
http://www.linuxisotorrent.com/

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Old 06-04-2005, 06:39 PM   #4
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1) Slax Frodo, Arch Linux base install, Gentoo
All of them are TOO huge. I was thinking of something more like this one

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]2) mutagenix, feather linux, slax popcorn

Originally posted by Linux.tar.gz
http://slax.linux-live.org/download.php
The site seems to have problems now, so look in here:
http://www.linuxisotorrent.com/
I had tried slax nearly a year ago and it was good enough. I imagine that more recent versions will be even better than the one I tried. This is a great suggestion, thanks.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 01:56 AM   #5
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linux.org has information on most distributions (even some ecclectic ones like HAL)
you can use their search section and its actually kind of fun looking at all of the distributions that are out there. I kind of don't think you'll find anything similar in size to HAL.

I'm curious. Why do you wish to have something THAT small?
 
Old 06-05-2005, 03:16 AM   #6
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BasicLinux

1. http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ions/baslinux/
Boots from floppy (2), no GUI, nice and simple Linux shell distro for you.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 03:18 AM   #7
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linux.org has information on most distributions (even some ecclectic ones like HAL)
you can use their search section and its actually kind of fun looking at all of the distributions that are out there. I kind of don't think you'll find anything similar in size to HAL.

I'm curious. Why do you wish to have something THAT small?
Thanks for the link, I hope I will find some more distros even though I like HAL very much.

Because I enjoy being able to carry something so small yet so powerfull, plus I love the command line
 
  


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