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Which distributions can have a network installation started from a floppy?

Suppose I have computer with no USB boot option; no CD/DVD drive; an unformatted HDD; and a working connection to the Internet (via a local network segment with a DHCP server etc)... and an FDD. Can ...
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66 views

Dedicated-purpose, single application linux boxes

I'm designing an app that will be deployed/installed to a linux machine (perhaps Archlinux, but could be any distro and in fact I would actually prefer something lightweight and inside the Debian ...
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3answers
347 views

Need small distro without a desktop or windows manager, just to run a single graphical app [duplicate]

I am looking for some help on this from a linux expert. I am very novice when it comes to linux so I am hoping someone can help out. I need a small distro, that is stable. I don't need a full X ...
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1answer
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Is there any small linux distro for ARM NAS?

I want a small linux distribution, that includes the following open source packages: busybox samba afpd avahi pureftpdftp minidlna transmission I thought, I can compile one from sources, but it's ...
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3answers
643 views

Small Linux distro with Ruby

I have been using Puppy Linux for basic Linux needs, however now I would prefer one that has Ruby included, so that it does not have to be downloaded. I would prefer a small distro that can run from ...
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7answers
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Very basic Linux for educational purposes

I want to play with Linux to better understand how it works. Thus, I am looking for a very basic and small Linux to play with. I tried small Linux distributions (which copy themselves to RAM), but ...
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2answers
367 views

Linux for a writer, running on a Pentium II [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing My dad has a rather old computer that's just sitting there that I want to repurpose. Now I know could probably get a ...
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1answer
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Lightest Debian Linux Distribution : Console Only - StandAlone (not net install)

Please suggest to me the lightest Debian Linux release with console only (no GUI). Please don't suggest any net install like netinst. I need an ISO of that release which is capable to boot and install ...
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4answers
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FreeBSD vs Damn Small Linux for a Really Old Machine?

I am doing this just for fun, I have several more powerful machines at hand but thought it would be cool to resurrect an approximately 14 year old machine with a Pentium II processor. I will have to ...
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2answers
318 views

Linux distribution for a netbook with 7-inch display with 800×480 screen resolution

What distros work well on an eeePC with an 800x480 7-inch non-touch display and a 2GB SSD flash drive? I tried a couple, but they're definitely not optimized for 800x480. I need something for rich ...
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6answers
911 views

A Live Linux Distro which is as small as possible (no X, no networking, bash)

I've been trying to find a Linux distribution to fit my needs but I need something that seems to be more minimal then "minimal" distributions (Eg: Microcore Linux) seem to provide. I don't need X, I ...
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4answers
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Looking for small distro (to be installed automatically, with g++ and javac)

I'm looking for linux distro only with comand line and i need in it only g++,javac,python. I found Damn Small Linux but it dont have g++ and javac. It should have it out of the box because linux will ...
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6answers
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Looking for tools to build minimal linux desktop

Increasingly I am dissatisfied by the fact, that configuring my linux desktop usually means removing bloat instead of adding and tweaking features. I have come to the conclusion that I would rather ...
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11answers
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What is a free, small Unix/Linux OS? [closed]

I have a spare machine with an 80GB HDD and 512 MB RAM. I want to try a Linux distro that's very small (and free too). What should I try?
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2answers
173 views

Make minimal linux disk live

I was wondering if anyone had a minimal Linux system with nothing but the bare minimum to boot. Is there any tutorials on the web, I couldn't seem to find any.
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2answers
248 views

Why is the temporary system needed to build a Linux from Scratch?

I just quickly read the Linux From Scratch book and found it very interesting. However I don't understand the role of the temporary system (Chapter 5). It is built from a working distribution, and ...
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How to strip a Linux system?

I've been building a Linux distro, and I've stripped the binaries, etc. The system won't use GCC or development tools, as it will be a Chrome kiosk, so it would greatly help if I could strip down the ...
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What is the smallest possible Linux implementation?

What are the bare minimum components for a Linux OS to be functional, and that I can use as a base to expand and improve as I learn Linux and my understanding and needs grow?