Smallest linux distro? - Other *nix-like OSes

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TheShadowFog
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What would you guys say is the *smallest* linux (libre or not) distro there is? I was looking at rlsd2 recently but I found it unsuitable. Interested in hearing all of your opinions on this subject.
Wildefyr
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TinyCoreLinux is probably the smallest.
venam
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I've used TinyCore and rlsd2, both pretty small.
However, when it comes to the usage of small distro what I want is to be able to boot from a usb and directly be able to have a running system.
Slitaz is my main small distro choice, though not the smallest.

I guess in the bsd area you find smaller installs that can be put on a diskette.
arcetera
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TinyCore, rlsd, and Damn Small Linux are probably the smallest. For most uses something like SliTaz should be small *enough*.
ninjacharlie
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Linux From Scratch (also the most hardcore distro) ;)
strang3quark
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I've used Tiny Core, I like the frugal mode. The "bad" thing about tiny core are the repos, you'll probably need to compile and make some packages.
z3bra
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(26-12-2015, 12:28 PM)ninjacharlie Wrote: Linux From Scratch (also the most hardcore distro) ;)

LFS is not *that* hardcore in fact. Its pretty much like arch actually. If you can read up a guide, copy paste some commands and avoid being stupid, you can get an LFS setup in less than a day (depending on your computer power).

Also, its rather "big" due to the fact that most tools featured are GNU softwares compiled with sane defaults. A full alpine setup would be drastically smaller I think (busybox based)
apk
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ninjacharlie
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(26-12-2015, 06:25 PM)z3bra Wrote: Also, its rather "big" due to the fact that most tools featured are GNU softwares compiled with sane defaults. A full alpine setup would be drastically smaller I think (busybox based)

When I've done it, I've never used the GNU suggestions they have for software. I've always grabbed stuff from suckless.org/suckless alternatives, and figured it out from there, so it's a bit more hardcore ;)
XcelQ
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linux from scartch.
z3bra
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(24-01-2016, 01:44 PM)XcelQ Wrote: linux from scartch.

As I said, like, 3 posts above:

(26-12-2015, 06:25 PM)z3bra Wrote: LFS is not *that* hardcore in fact. Its pretty much like arch actually. If you can read up a guide, copy paste some commands and avoid being stupid, you can get an LFS setup in less than a day (depending on your computer power).

Also, its rather "big" due to the fact that most tools featured are GNU softwares compiled with sane defaults. A full alpine setup would be drastically smaller I think (busybox based)
XcelQ
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(25-01-2016, 01:14 PM)z3bra Wrote:
(24-01-2016, 01:44 PM)XcelQ Wrote: linux from scartch.

As I said, like, 3 posts above:

(26-12-2015, 06:25 PM)z3bra Wrote: LFS is not *that* hardcore in fact. Its pretty much like arch actually. If you can read up a guide, copy paste some commands and avoid being stupid, you can get an LFS setup in less than a day (depending on your computer power).

Also, its rather "big" due to the fact that most tools featured are GNU softwares compiled with sane defaults. A full alpine setup would be drastically smaller I think (busybox based)

I got arch in like 10 minutes. lfs probably takes longer.
z3bra
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It obviously does, but that's mostly due to the compilation time.
arcetera
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doesn't a minimal alpine docker container take ~5.5MB?
z3bra
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We're talking about docker containers, not actual distros though. so you don't have the kernel, modules and other things
arcetera
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ah; I've never used Docker so I didn't know that