Small Linux Once Installed...

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  1. Rawrsome

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    I am looking for a distro that onc einstalls is around 200-250 megs absolute maximum. Does anyone know of any? I don't want a live-cd version, but a full install. :x:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Knoppix runs off a CD but can also be installed. I would guess that it could be slimmed down to the size you need it :dunno:
     
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    try one of the older redhat. 6.x series should be small enough. just dont install a gui and u should be set :)
     
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    Do you need X windows? What are you gonna use the box for?

    If you want to set up an server, try TSL.

    If you want something very small, maybe BBC linux?
     
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    Base install of Debian is about 150MB. :dunno:
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  7. bleak

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    You can run Linux from floppy disks. If you don't need a GUI environment or a lot of bells and whistles, all you really need to install is the A series.
     
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    There's always Damn Small Linux as well
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I think that might be the best idea. I love that you can just carry around a cd or if your laptop boots from USB a USB thumb drive with Linux on it.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not looking for a live-cd like knoppix, etc.... But a basic distro with a gui [i dont care which] .. I'll look into those ones you mentioned for a small install.
     
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    Like I said, Knoppix is a live CD but can also be installed to your hard drive and work as a normal distro.
     
  12. Rob

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    :werd: As far as small distros with a GUI a hard disk install of Knoppix would be your best bet.
     
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    yeah i'd have to 3rd this one. but isnt it over 700mb after install? i know the cd is only 700mb, but that is compressed.

    it would be hard pressed to get a gui in 300-500 without going back to kde 2.x days
     
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    actually.. debian supoosedly installs at around 150 megs or so... according to their site. hmmm
     
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    Knoppix = debian with better hardware support :dunno:
     

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