[arch-general] Extreme Minimalist Challenge

riveravaldez riveravaldezmail at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 06:26:03 UTC 2019

On 11/17/19, Eli Schwartz via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 11/17/19 6:01 PM, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
>> The project is basically to have the absolutely smallest possible Linux
>> distro (x86_64 based) that would be a type of LiveCD RAM-Based bootable
>> system that has an Xserver and VirtualBox 6.0 but no real desktop
>> running.
>> I want it to boot directly into the VirtualBox 6.0 GUI.
>> The other catch is that I need a system that has an extremely small
>> footprint image and am hoping that the ISO could be between 150 MB - 200
>> MB
>> in size, but of course even smaller is better.
> http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/ is specifically oriented at being the
> smallest footprint possible. You could also experiment with Gentoo, by
> configuring the necessary USE flags to disable any features you do not
> need.
> Eli Schwartz
> Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

Another option worth trying (in my experience):

Tiny Core Linux

And maybe:

SliTaz GNU/Linux

Just for reference:

Best regards

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