[lug] lightweight linux distributions

cool at eklektix.com cool at eklektix.com
Tue Oct 24 10:35:19 MDT 2000

You might want to take a look at Tiny Linux:


I haven't used it personally, so I can't endorse it, but the
goals of the project are to have a Linux that runs well on just
the kind of hardware you are using.

Good luck!

Liz Coolbaugh (for the LWN team)
cool at lwn.net

On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 10:19:23AM -0600, Atkinson, Chip wrote:
> Greetings,
> I've been trying to install KRUD on an old 486 with a 240M  disk.
> Unfortunately I'm having a bit of trouble paring it down enough to get it
> installed.  I did get RH 5.0 on it once and am now trying to upgrade.  My
> idea was to select another smaller distribution, but upon looking at those
> available, there are so many that I don't know where to begin.  Does anyone
> have a preferred small linux distribution?
> I want to use the machine to dial out over modem on one side and forward
> traffic to a lan.  I know about the linux router project.  Does anyone have
> any opinions about this distribution?  Am I better off spending the time
> with KRUD and iterating through until I get it right, or is it better to
> spend the time up front to get a smaller distribution (e.g. LRP) going?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Chip 
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