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Old 01-13-2019, 06:05 AM   #1
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I need a small distro to put on an Acer Chromebook 15


This thing has only 16GB ssd internal storage so I'm looking for something very slim. I would also prefer if it has an xfce version and a graphical package manager to install additional software.

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-13-2019, 06:24 AM   #2
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This thing has only 16GB ssd internal storage so I'm looking for something very slim. I would also prefer if it has an xfce version and a graphical package manager to install additional software.

Any ideas?
I would do a search at DISTROWATCH. There are several light to very light distros that might serve you well.
 
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AntiX - SliTaz - Tiny Core Linux
 
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I found this guide to installing Linux on an Acer Chromebook 15. I don't own a Chromebook, and can't personally vouch for the accuracy of this tutorial. But I am providing the link, with no guarantee, in the hopes it will at least point you in the right direction.

https://blog.zxwind.info/2016/03/19/...Chromebook-15/

Ubuntu seems to be the most popular distro for Chromebooks these days. Good luck!
 
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Thanks for the replies thus far. I've already got the BIOS installed and have tried a couple distros(Antergos, Ubuntu, Bodhi). The problem is after installing them I'm left with ~10GB free space. It's not a huge deal to be honest as I can easily expand the storage with an SD card, but still I'd like to have an absolute bare minimum install with the only requirements being Xfce + a graphical package manager.

I did try a search on distrowatch but I tend to get results that are just a list of popular distros that I already know about. I am interested in antix and will check the others mentioned here.

Thanks again, and feel free to recommend more!
 
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AntiX is a great choice!

Another option is to do a minimal/netinstall of Ubuntu or Debian, and then install Xfce and whatever else you need.
 
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AntiX is a great choice!

Another option is to do a minimal/netinstall of Ubuntu or Debian, and then install Xfce and whatever else you need.
CorePlus or TinyCore is even smaller, but a minimal install of Debian is hard to beat. It also makes the entire Debian software ecosystem available, which can be a hue advantage.
 
  


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