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    Small Linux Installation Recommendation

    I have a PI machine with little RAM (16MB) and a small hard drive (1.2GB) and want to use this machine as a small web, ftp and perhaps IM server.

    Any recommendations on which distribution to use?


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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Damn Small Linux. It is the smallest Linux distribution I can think of at the moment.

    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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    May 2004
    arch linux
    ...or maybe a nothing-but-base-system Slackware install.

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    I second damn small linux, it comes with an attractive desktop right out of the box too =)

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    If you want to use a Linux distribution as a server I'd recommend Slackware.

    It doesn't have dodgey packages, only tested ones.

    Also, there is a kernel called "lowmem" (or something similar) on the first installation disc. It's a distribution which cares for old computers

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