[clug] Quickest / lightest linux

Ben Coughlan ben.coughlan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 01:52:04 GMT 2009

You could have a look at Aevercore <http://niasdigital.com/blag/?p=14>.
Although it is still a few weeks away from a release.

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 9:01 AM, David Cottrill <cottrill.david at gmail.com>wrote:

> On a standard kernel (eg: Debian) is there a quicker or lighter way to get
> a
> bare operating system up and running than Busybox.Boot sequence is Grub ->
> lightly modified Initramfs -> busybox console.
> Gets up in about 10 seconds on a decent P4. Even a fully stripped Debian
> box
> takes 20% more on the same system, Ubuntu 50% more.
> Ubuntu doesn't take as well to being stripped as Debian does, its Initramfs
> is a wee bit too clever.
> The reason for the standard kernel is to allow some closed source drivers
> to
> be used.
> David
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