[TriLUG] Small Linux distro for a USB stick

Roy Vestal rvestal at trilug.org
Mon Oct 19 14:35:36 EDT 2009

I use RUNT: http://runt.mybox.org

Dunno if it's still being developed or not, but it still works for me.

On Oct 9, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Rodney Radford 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
> I have spent a little bit of time with google, but not finding what  
> I want - and I am really hoping someone here has actual experience  
> using a distro they can recommend.
> One option is to roll my own, but I am hoping I don't have to go  
> that route (read that as I am too lazy, and on a time crunch).
> Thanx,
> Rodney
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Roy Vestal
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