2 Distro Recommendations?

Gary Thornock gthornock at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 31 20:59:25 MST 2007


--- Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> My goal for the existing linux box is to turn it into a Network
> Attached Storage Device for my LAN.
> The ideal distro for the retired box would be one specialized for
> usage as a NAS, have a small diskspace footprint, and preferably be
> able to run (if not install), headless.
> 
> The retired box has 1GB of RAM, so a live CD would be a real
> possibility for it, so we could maximize disk utilization.

One possibility might be FreeNAS (http://www.freenas.org/).  It's
based on FreeBSD rather than Linux, but that may be a point in its
favor :)  Apart from that, it supports running from CD (with config
information on a floppy), or running from a bootable USB drive, or
installing to the hard drive.



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