On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 10:56:22PM -0400, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday 25 May 2008 05:04:22 pm Hans Hagen wrote:
> > Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> > > Hello Hans,
> > >
> > >>>>> But also much bigger. Having an ubuntu/context (vmware) image
> > >>>>> is not hard to create, but it will take something like 2 gig.
> > >>>>> Nice idea, though.
> > >>
> > >> so much?
> > >
> > > With a lot of effort one could cut it down a bit. The problem is
> > > that there is no way to get a minimal ubuntu/gnome desktop, only
> > > the regular one with all kinds of software (open office etc.) pre
> > > installed. You can remove this software, but I don't know how far
> > > to go. It takes some time experimenting. I've played around with
> > > this quite a bit and I always get about 2 gig of disk space.
> > > Without java, this could be 1.5 or so. Installing such a vm
> > > (vmware based) takes about 10-20 minutes, including all vmware
> > > hacks. So this is the smallest part.

The Ubuntu alternate cd lets you do a text-only install. Afterwords,
you can add whatever you want.

> > aren't there those tiny linuxes of some 50 meg ?
> >
> > Hans
> 
> Slackware allows you to pick and choose which software you install. 
> And a CDR variant, Slax, will run from a mini-cdr.  There are other 
> diminutive Linuxes. 

Debian is another distro which lets you pick and choose during
installation.

-- 
Siep Kroonenberg
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