[Novalug] Recommend a bacteria-sized server OS?
william at trilug.org
Thu Apr 26 15:35:13 EDT 2012
You can also build a reasonably small Gentoo system, without all the Red
On Thu, 26 Apr 2012, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> You can build a reasonably small system by simply installing only the
> core packages from CentOS, plus what else you want. But don't forget to
> install RPM...or else you get a chicken and egg problem.
> You can also mount /usr (and probably /boot) read-only on all your VMs
> but one...where you do your yum updates.
> On 4/20/2012 7:51 AM, John Atkeson wrote:
>> I would like to create a handful of Linux virtual machines to do
>> network experiments within one real computer.
>> Even one VM is pretty resource-hungry, so the ideal guest OS would be
>> little more than a bash shell with these features:
>> A persistent hard-drive install that mounts on boot (not stuck in live
>> CD amnesia mode)
>> Basic network support (could run Apache and friends if needed).
>> Availability to install common standard packages such as Wget, SSH etc.
>> Dinky RAM and HD footprint!
>> (Bonus) already a VHD, no install needed.
>> I'm trying TinyCore linux and Damn Small Linux, but both are live CDs,
>> and both have GUI issues that don't play well with VirtualBox. I
>> don't need a GUI.
>> Any recommendations?
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