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Re: [vox-tech] minimalist debian?
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Re: [vox-tech] minimalist debian?

i like the minimal install CDs found here: http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/

i boot the machine with the CD, install the base system, then reboot and
use tasksel to install the barebones servers and whatnot... then from
there you are just an 'apt-get install' away from anything else that you
might need.

and if you would like to do it on PPC hardware, here are some of my notes:

good luck!


> On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 07:19:49PM -0700, David Margolis wrote:
> [...]
>> Here's my question: What's the easiest way to install a very-barebones
>> Debian?  The thing I've always really liked about Slackware is
>> that it makes no assumptions whatsover about the kind of installation
>> you'd like to do, so while certainly being less user-friendly, the
>> intaller allows you to really whittle your system to a few hundred megs
>> of
>> essentials (that's with X and KDE and quite a few other goodies) as
>> opposed to a few gigs of libraries and dependancies for redundant
>> programs
>> I'll never use.
> This is certainly possible on Debian. After you install using floppies or
> CD-ROM and boot the newly installed system, you will be prompted to select
> tasks and to run dselect. If you decline to do either then you may run
> apt-get install manually for whatever specific packages you wants. Of
> course,
> dependancies must be met, but you will still only end up with those extra
> packages that are needed to support the ones you request.
> The package catalog at http:/;/packages.debian.org is you friend.
> --
> Henry House
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