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    Is there a distribution of linux that is supersmall, bare-bones kernel and basic drivers that can be downloaded off the net? I only have a 14.4kbps modem.

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    I think that Slackware is about as small as you can get, for a while i had a bare-bones installation of it running on an old 486 with a 500ish meg drive with space to spare
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    hey here is a supper supper supper small linux distro
    its called linux on a floppy and its http://www.ecks.org/projects/loaf/
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    Re: tiny Linux Distro

    Slackware is a good choice, they even have a Distro called ZipSlack that can be run from a zip disk if the Linux n a floppy thing doesn't work out for you.
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    either buy a cheapskates copy of a *nix distro or get a friend with a cd burner to do ya a copy, I wouldn't try downloading a full (or stipped down) distro unless you *really* want a limited set-up. 1 CD of a full distro will give you much, much more!
    I'd also recommend finding someone with a high speed connection and a burner for updates.

    Alternatley, some PC magazines have iso images on their free disks (in the UK they do on DVD mags).

    Happy hunting!

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    There's a security based distro that fits on 2 floppies, sounds like what your after - availble here http://www.trinux.org/
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    Some faggot just gave me negative points because the trinux site is down - i'd *love* that cowardly ********** to come forward and name themselves - its obviously an active member too as i lost a good few points.
    I don't mind getting negative points when i deserve them, but the trinux website is not my responsibility.
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    Another tiny,floppy disk size linux can be found at:

    http://www.toms.net/rb/

    We've used this one and been quite pleased with it.

    If you are looking for more and/or other distributions go to http://www.linux.org/dist/english.html


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    Originally posted by petemcevoy
    Some faggot just gave me negative points because the trinux site is down - i'd *love* that cowardly ********** to come forward and name themselves - its obviously an active member too as i lost a good few points.
    I don't mind getting negative points when i deserve them, but the trinux website is not my responsibility.
    I got negative anti point because my link didn't work, I dunno which link they meant cos there wasn't any feckin links!
    Tsk Tsk, some people!

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    You shouldnt try to download even a bare-bones version of linux off a slow modem like that. If you insist, ive heard of 'minix' which is a very small unix-like os. You can download it from ftp://ftp.cs.vu.nl/pub/minix/ .
    If the cost of buying a cd is what your worried about you can have a friend with a fast connection (and a cd burner) goto http://www.linuxiso.org . These guys have the iso images of almost 2 dozen flavors!
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