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    Which Minimal Linux Distro for servers Apache, MySql and Samba?


    The Subject says evething... which minimal Linux Distro to do that job? i see that Ubuntu could be a good choice...

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    if you want really minimal (IE live cd) try morphix.
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=morphix

    you can search the rest of that site if this distro is not for you.
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    naaah... I was wrong about Ubuntu, its not what I pretend... but Morphix is almost there

    I just wonder if Morphix has good hardware instalation...

    thank you jpalfree. keep searching...

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    it seems to come down to prefence. if I was looking for a minimal install I would choose Fedora and in the install it has a minimal option that installs the barebones fedora, and fedora works well with apache, mysql, and samba (but what distro doesn't? ). but I like fedora

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    well, ubuntu is not very minimal...you could always do a gentoo installation for a pretty vanilla and non-bloated system, if you use genkernel everything should be detected pretty easily. If you want to run a bit faster there are also lighter httpd servers rather than apache or apache2, you could try lighttpd...
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    i agree that gentoo is nice... but it depends on how much time you want to spend installing...and how much patience you have. a gentoo installation is not a walk in the park...
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    I just happened to stumble upon what might be an excellent distro for servers
    http://slax.linux-live.org/download.php
    it's the SLAX server edition
    check it out
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    Hi again...

    Yes, that Slax seems a good choice.... although the server version is not availble yet...

    Anyone has use this distro before? How about hardware detection?

    Thank you!

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    slax does excellent hardware detection and comes with both kde and fluxbox, for a lighter running xwm; however, check the software on the server side of the distro, you could always run standard slackware, which doesn't do great at hardware detection, but since slax is slackware you could install standard slax or install slackware and copy over the config files from slax. If you have limited hardware capability, and especially if the server is on your main system, you should look at lighter running httpd servers.
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    distro+server

    I find Abyss Web Server running on Mepis 3.3.1 to be a wonderful
    combination, so very easy to install and configure.

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