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    May 2008

    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.

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    Linux Engineer Kieren's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Hi swisstone

    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

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Check this Poll on Fav distros for Old Machines too.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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