Best sleek, trimmed down server distribution

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at uvlug.org
Wed Feb 23 22:59:26 MST 2005


David Smith wrote:
> <quote who="Kenneth Burgener">
> 
>>David Smith wrote:
>>
>>>I have always loved Debian for this kind of setup. I usually use the
>>>testing distribution, to avoid the massive updates in unstable and the
>>>old
>>>package versions in stable. The install footprint is small for a minimal
>>>install, around 200Mb, and even a 90Mhz processor with 48Mb RAM was
>>>enough
>>>for my little Debian testing box. Go with stable if you don't mind
>>>having
>>>older versions of php/mysql, because the security updates are available
>>>more quickly.
>>>
>>>Good luck!
>>
>>Do you only need CD 1 for a minimal install?
>>
>>I have been trying to download the CD ISOs all day, and BitTorrent is
>>dragging at 100KBps.  I finally decided to go for FTP as I was getting
>>better performance at about 300KBps.  If I only need CD 1 to test out
>>Debian, I would rather do that...
> 
> 
> Yes, you only need one CD. I usually find the smallest netinst with a 2.4
> kernel (this was about 2 years ago), and use that. Try it here:
> 
>   http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
> 
> This one (unofficial) is only 186MB:
> 
>   http://ftp.fi.debian.org/debian-minicd/woody-i386-1.iso
> 
> --Dave

Never mind to the missing email comment.  It just took 10+ minutes to 
make it to my Inbox.  The reply didn't.  Strange.






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