On 9 Mar 00, at 14:15, Breathnach, Proinnsias wrote:
> You'd probably get better results using a Debian install than an RH one if
> you're tight on space. Even the newest Debian install fits in 50MB or so for
> a basic install with X et al (I'm currently using it on a v.old laptop).
> This is without having to forego too much usability and without having to
> delete packages you don't *really* need.
I'd have to agree with Debian as a great distribution for creating these
sorts of minimal servers. It can be a pain hunting through dselect to
find what packages you need, though. A good way to go is to install the
minimum configuration first and then add whatever you need. dselect will
drag in an extra packages for you automatically.
I recently helped my girlfriend set up debian 2.1 on a low memory laptop
(4MB Ram/250MB HD). A slightly more than minimal, but very useful install
(without X) took less than 50MB.
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