[lug] The slow-lowmemory-headless-server-with-plenty-of-disk distro?

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Tue Nov 14 17:53:36 MST 2006

Chris Riddoch wrote:
> Hi, everyone.
> As some of you know, I got a Soekris 4801
> I'm inclined to use Debian on it, and I've looked at Gentoo, and
> Ubuntu, but I'm waffling.

I think you'd be happy with Debian.  I put it on less than 500MB of disk 
in a PIII 500 with 128MB of RAM and used the rest of the disk to hold 
ISOs.  This was the net-boot, net-install server for installfest.

I put Ubuntu (server) on it once too.  Although that worked as well as 
Debian there were a lot more packages that I went through and removed. 
Ubuntu has 2 meta packages that depend on everything they want on a bare 


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