[Lvlug] Tiny distros

Randy Kramer rhkramer@fast.net
Sat, 18 Nov 2000 10:19:07 -0500


Most promising I've found so far:

"This page seeks to be a resource for users who need a Linux Kernel that
meets small memory requirements.  
Small Linux has been used (console based) on a 386 laptop with 2 meg of
ram and a 40 meg harddrive."
The site includes stuff about Tiny-X which can apparently be added.

"LEM    LEM is a small i386 linux distribution -8 Mo- which provides
full network and X Server. " http://www.linuxembedded.com/

"Tomukas - Tomukas is a small Linux mini-distribution for experienced
users, featuring busybox, tinylogin, mc, ssh, and X with fvwm1. Having a
small memory footprint, it runs comfortably in 8MB RAM, and can run X
even in 4MB. " http://melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk/~garabik/tomukas/README
(found link on
from the readme: "WARNING: it is not for beginners.
It works for me, it may work for you... but it may not.
Current version is something like 0.1 - i.e. first release."

Hope you find something that works!

dann s washko wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a tiny distro of linux with an X server that
> requires less than 100 mb of space?
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