Best sleek, trimmed down server distribution

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
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
>>>package versions in stable. The install footprint is small for a minimal
>>>install, around 200Mb, and even a 90Mhz processor with 48Mb RAM was
>>>for my little Debian testing box. Go with stable if you don't mind
>>>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:
> This one (unofficial) is only 186MB:
> --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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