[oclug] Tiny Desktop Linux recommendation
bb at L8R.net
Wed Jun 11 21:06:11 EDT 2003
On Wed, 11 Jun 2003 20:48:26 -0400
Bart Trojanowski <bart-oclug at jukie.net> wrote:
> * Raymond Wood <raywood at magma.ca> [030611 15:11]:
> > > I have an old laptop (Pentium 100, 40 megs of RAM, 800 meg
> > > hard drive) and I would like to install a small small
> > > desktop-capable system on it. I have the following
> > > requirements:
> > I would wonder whether Debian GNU/Linux, or some other standard
> > distributions would work, if you deliberately avoided
> > unnecessary bloat.
> There are a few projects that attempt to make Debian smaller...
I've install Debian Potato on a 50 meg hard drive, with room to spare. I
even included an 8 meg swap partiton. ;)
The real trick is to _not_ install anything but the base system, and then
install what is needed afterwords. All I needed was bind and sendmail,
and it worked great.
That is, unless I needed to receive an email with an attachment ;)
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