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Re: barebones n*x

  • Subject: Re: barebones n*x
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 11:03:59 +0100
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__/ [ Matt Probert ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 08:18 \__

> On Sat, 01 Apr 2006 16:44:01 -0700, hug
> <contact_info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>"William Tasso" <SpamBlocked@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>Greetings One and All
>>>I'm looking to build a test rig containing very little software for a test
>>>Any recommendations on a distro[1] that contains only barebones O/S and
>>>networking support?
>>>[1] or has a boot/install option that does same.
>>Slackware perhaps.  There's a slackware distro that'll fit on a
>>floppy, but I'm not sure what it includes, probably more than one
>>would expect.  From there you can move up to more functionality.
> I'll concur with that. Slackware, and then recompile the kernel to
> suit *just* the equipment you use, for example you may wish to dump
> the SCSI support.
> I used to use Slackware on a 386 with 4mB of RAM (not with X-Windows,
> mind you)

I'd actually suggest making a selection from the fine list:


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lined "How to Improve This Group", referring to off-topic discussions that
carry on forever. Having increased my involvement in this group recently, I
am very pleased to have encountered a positive change and I look forward to
participate more often after Easter! AWW is one of the few groups on UseNet
that involves many intersting people and no immaturities.

Best wishes to all,


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