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    40MB hard drive - any distro smaller than damn small linux?

    Yes, you read that correctly. 40 megabytes. That's all I've got.

    I'm running an Am5x86-P75 with 128MB DRAM. I can boot the DSL live CD and browse the internet from there, but I can't install it to my hard disk, firstly because DSL doesn't appear to be meant for hard disk installation, and secondly because I only have a freakin' 40MB hard disk.

    I don't really need a GUI, as long as I can run Lynx from cli. However, a GUI would naturally be enormously helpful.

    The plan here is to be able to browse the web on a PC built in 1990 (and upgraded in 1997).

    Any ideas?


  2. #2
    I guess you could try THIS

    Or THIS
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  3. #3
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    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    You can find a few minimal distros here:

    Mini Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Hope you find something you like.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Hello and Welcome!

    You might like Tiny Core. Tiny meaning a whopping 10 MB!

    New users, read this first.
    New Member FAQ
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    I do not respond to private messages asking for Linux help. Please keep it on the public boards.

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    It is stil enough for SltTaz ca 30MB. But how big do you want to make the Swap-Partition ?

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    I think there is no need to create SWAP partition because 128MB RAM is more than enough for mini distros.
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    Linux Enthusiast L4Linux's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    The following is not Linux, but it is probably the tinyest OS existing with a GUI.
    That's right, a whole OS with a GUI in 1.4 MB!!!! You can find it here.
    It even has transparency.

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