[TriLUG] Small Linux distro for a USB stick
robdale at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 22:48:34 EDT 2009
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Rodney Radford <rradford at mindspring.com> wrote:
> I need a small bootable Linux distro I can install on a USB stick. The main criteria is that it can handle a wide variety of client PCs as I will be using it as a maintenance system to allow access to a possibly dead/locked out PC.
> I am aware of DSL and have considered it, but it is actually much more than I need, including word processors, image paint programs, file servers, etc. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a way to easily configure it - short of installing it and then start whacking to remove what I don't need. I may fall back on it, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge of any other distros.
> The main goals are:
> * support a wide range of hardware (I just need to be able to get to the PC's disks)
> * small
> * simple command line (server) system - no GUI required
> * small
> * installable on a USB stick
Not sure how small 'small' is these days considering you can get 2GB
sticks for $20 in the grocery stores...
But I use Fedora to create 'spins' using revisor. Simply pick the
packages you want, install media, and presto - instant distro. yum -y
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