Smallest linux distro? - Other *nix-like OSes
TheShadowFog
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
TinyCoreLinux is probably the smallest.
venam
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
TinyCore, rlsd, and Damn Small Linux are probably the smallest. For most uses something like SliTaz should be small *enough*.
ninjacharlie
Linux From Scratch (also the most hardcore distro) ;)
strang3quark
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
(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
ninjacharlie
(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
linux from scartch.




Members  |  Stats  |  Night Mode  |  Help