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<p><strong>Embedding Debian GNU/Linux in a 32MB CompactFlash.</strong>  Bao 
C. Ha describes in <a 
article</a> the techniques he used to reduce a Debian install to less than 
32MB.  Boa started with a Debootstrap created 121MB bootable Debian 
filesystem with VPN/firewall/router functionality.  By removing documentation 
and compressing the root filesystem using the cloop kernel module, Boa 
reduced the size to 27.6MB.  The resulting 
<a href="http://people.debian.org/~bao/";>CompactFlash image</a> is designed 
for the <a href="http://www.openbrick.org/";>OpenBrick</a>, a small hardware 
platform optimized for Open Source/Free Software solutions.</p>

<p><strong>Debian 3.0r1 CD Images.</strong>  Steve McIntyre <a 
that he has created a set of CD images for updating from Debian 3.0 to 3.0r1. 
 The images were originally made as two full CDs containing all 11 
supported architectures, but upon <a 
from Jason Andrade, Steve created separate CDs for each architecture.  
Although this will take up more disk space, it should be easier for users and 
also save bandwidth.</p>

<p><strong>Cleaning up after messy packages.</strong>  Joey Hess was <a 
l">wandering around</a> in /etc and noticed a lot of mess left behind by 
package removals gone bad: dangling symlinks, abandonded directories and so 
on.  He came up with the idea of a Debian package that in its postrm checks 
for any bits of detritus left behind by other packages, and cleans it up.</p>

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