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Hi, I have dialup, and have to make all of my large downloads at school. Since school is only open a few hours a day (high school, mind you), I need a small distro. Basically, on an approximately 30-something kb/s download speed, what''s the smallest distro I can download? Boot from CD-ROM? Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance, - CD
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lol, thats a good answer SiCrane.

for bootable from CD-Rom, knoppix is a possibility.

[edited by - nervo on March 4, 2004 2:56:49 PM]

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I dont know how mutch this will help you, but http://www.linux.org/dist/index.html lets you filter through all of the linux destributions to find the one you need. I dont see any 'size' filter but I just thaught I'd let you know.

EDIT: For the 'Category' select 'Minimalist'

[edited by - aftermath on March 4, 2004 12:37:29 AM]

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Just be aware that the smaller the distro is the less room there is for choice, and that will limit what you might be able to do with it. x discs ~> kx packages (k is some constant)

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Good news guys!

I just burned the .iso of DamnSmall to disk and booted from disk... I played around with it for a few minutes, it''s great... the only problem is that since I''m currently on dialup using a WinModem (), I couldn''t connect to the INTARWEB. Oh well, this is gonna own at school with their T3 connect...

Thanks for all the help, this is wonderful.


- CD



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quote:
Original post by SiCrane
Damn Small Linux is the smallest distro that I can think of off the top of my head.


Wrong, just do a search in this (it''s nothing more than http://www.google.com/linux)for Mini Distro or Floppy Distros. You will find some 20 or 30 floppy distros. Boot from 1 or 2 or 3 floppy disks or one mini cd. In the miniCD distros there are plenty too.


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Cyberdrek, if you''re going quote me and call me wrong, at have the courtesy to read my post correctly. I said Damn Small was the smallest one I could think of, not the smallest one there is.

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