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Re: PXE Booting Grip

Quoting Neil Williams (2013-10-25 19:50:14)
> On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:29:47 +0100
> Dan Hawker <danhawker@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> device is) and quicker because I presumed grip would not have the 
>> same level of extraneous guff installed by default, rather than that 
>> grip
> Whatever you can achieve in terms of fewer packages installed by using 
> Grip can also be achieved identically in Debian by careful use of 
> --no-install-recommends and careful selection of Priority: important 
> packages. None of the dependency chains are modified in Grip. Grip 
> does unset the Essential: yes flag which can help with very small 
> installs but those would not involve an X environment.

Since you seem ok with NFS, you can get an even smaller runtime 
footprint by moving stuff used only "in admin mode" to NFS.  I have in 
the past used flashybrid for that and (with a 2.4 kernel) succesfully 
maintained a apt-get update-able system on 128MB USB sticks.

Code is here (essentials are the flashybrid lists in defaults.cfg): 

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