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 ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________