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Re: Fwd: How do I trim the base installation from within the businesscard cd? (Ultra minimal install)

Ottavio Caruso <pr0f3ss0r1492@yahoo.com> writes:

> [Initially posted on alt.os.linux.debian, no replies. Reposted to
> debian-user, I was invited to forward it to you.]
>> I believe that one can trim down a standard debootstrap
>> installation(currently 180MB for sarge and over 230 MB for etch) 
>> hacking  one of the related scripts (eg: 
>> usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/sarge) and
>> modifying the 'base' variable, e.g.:
>> base="adduser apt apt-utils libdb4.2 at [... snip ...]"
>> As the debian-installer uses debootstrap, I have booted the
>> business card install cd and started a shell but couldn't find 
>> debootstrap nor any related scripts. But debootstrap-udeb has 
>> definitely such scripts.
>> Where are they, and how can I access them from the b.c. cd or the 
>> gtk iso??
>> I know I could trim the installation later with deborphan or
>> aptitude, but it wouldn't be fun. Any help appreciated.

You can put the /cdrom/.disk/base_include and
/cdrom/.disk/base_exclude files.

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