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Hi I am looking to install linux onto a hp t5530 thin client box! As it only has 128mb ram and a 64mb flash drive (or usb boot but would ...
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- 05-29-2008 #1
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What to install for very small?
Hi I am looking to install linux onto a hp t5530 thin client box!
As it only has 128mb ram and a 64mb flash drive (or usb boot but would like to try to keep it into the 64mb flash) I am VERY limited to space.
I only need a desktop with firefox (or similar) and pdf viewing ability.
No need for ANY other icons or features! (to be used in a factory to view drawings. the more limited the better!)
This may seem like an impossible task but...
I have tried the thinstation desktop edition live cd (only 36MB) this runs perfectly and has firefox. It does not have a pdf viewer tho...
Would it be better/possible to modify this live cd to feature a pdf viewer or to install another distro and just put the bare minimum on?
How would I go about modifying the live cd?
Any advise greatly accepted.
- 05-29-2008 #2
You could give PuppyLinux or Damn Small Linux (DSL) a go but I don't think either will come with a PDF reader as the distributions only have the bare minimum amount of software and a PDF reader wont be considered as a necessity.
You can modify LiveCDs but I have never done this myself. There are many tutorials though and a Google search might be able to produce a tutorial for your version of Thinstation.
Good luck!Linux User #453176
- 05-29-2008 #3