Re: Debian in few MB [Was Re: debian-trivia]
Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
How do you install a Debian machine with e.g. only 8 MB?
What a great thread! Am not feeling alone any more with my 486/25 or
some such laptop, 8MB RAM, 200MB hdd which almost makes me feel like a
king among the low end guys 3:-)
Anyway, the tarball method always was too bothersome for me and the slip
or plip stuff likewise. So finally I found a 4 floppy net install
version of potato, and whoa, the pcmcia card was recognized (had to
avoid "cardbus" and choose the older card manager type), got a bootable
system and sucked the rest from the net. apt-get update was swapping for
ages, of course, but now I have lynx running, may make the machine my
firewall and router though. If not, would pine or mutt have less
footprint, and should I use sendmail or something smaller? And vi rulez!
(BTW, 8MB was not enough RAM for booting the woody net install kernel).
Andreas v. Heydwolff