[arch-general] Extreme Minimalist Challenge
lonnie at outstep.com
Mon Nov 18 14:11:41 UTC 2019
Thanks to everyone who responded to my question on building and
extremely small distro with just a single app.
I will do some in-depth research on all of the possibilities, especially
the Yocto Project seems like a very interesting approach, to see if I can
take the next steps forward on the project to make a self-booting iso.
Have a great day,
On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 9:02 AM Greg Land via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> You could also go straight up embedded with
> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yocto_Project . This would let you get a
> very very small image built.
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2019, 01:26 riveravaldez via arch-general <
> arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > >> distro (x86_64 based) that would be a type of LiveCD RAM-Based
> > >> 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 -
> > >> 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
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Core_Linux
> > http://tinycorelinux.net/
> > And maybe:
> > SliTaz GNU/Linux
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SliTaz
> > http://www.slitaz.org/en/
> > Just for reference:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-weight_Linux_distribution
> > Best regards
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