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Old 05-21-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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Creating Minimal Linux

I am reasonably new to Linux... Have been using it for 6 months or so, but haven't really done any serious admin type stuff or "power user" stuff.

I am currently using SuSE 10.0. I need to do some testing on an app I wrote and I want to turn off all un-necessary stuff/services/etc. For example... X-Server... don't need it... want to turn it off. I don't need any networking capabilities at all... Basically, I just want the bare minimum I need to make the machine run. How do I proceed? Is there a good site which can tell me what the various services etc. do and how do terminate them on startup?

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You can learn a lot from
Old 05-22-2006, 02:12 AM   #3
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Suse might not be a good distro for that sort of thing. Try something like Slackware or LFS as suggested above. I use both myself.

Old 05-22-2006, 04:20 AM   #4
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try to use the "single" keyword in the boot command line

very minimal linux: tom's boot disk? tmbrdsk or whatever it is called


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