[TriLUG] Small Linux distro for a USB stick
davecowan at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 10 20:24:20 EDT 2009
I am intersesteted in participating in your invesitgations. My family thinks me the fool . I want to participate.
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Aaron Joyner <aaron at joyner.ws>
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Sat, October 10, 2009 5:36:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Small Linux distro for a USB stick
Made by one of our very own, back in his days at NCSU:
RUNT (ResNet USB Network Tester) is Slackware Linux designed to run off of a
128 MB USB pen drive. It consists of a boot floppy image and a zip file,
similar to zipslack. It is intended to be a fairly complete Linux
installation for use as a testing tool capable of booting on any x86
computer with a USB port and a bootable floppy drive.
Aaron S. Joyner
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:48 PM, Robert Dale <robdale at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Rodney Radford <rradford at mindspring.com>
> > 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
> install revisor-gui
> Robert Dale
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