Linux on a smaller scale

debiani386 debiani386 at
Thu May 3 23:47:24 UTC 2007

Brian Fahrlander wrote:
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>     I'm looking into PC104 hardware for my trailer project
> ( and I want something small, so it can be on for
> weeks while disconnected from shore power.
>     PC104 has cheap parts, parts that run on +5V only, require no fan,
> and they're nice and small.  A Linux to go with them has to be small,
> also; there's Eagle and DSL, but most of these are targeted at "live"
> CDs and such.  And I love the organization of Ubuntu, package updates,
> and being able to admin the thing in a way I'm already pretty good with.
>     Would it be crazy to do a minimal install of Ubuntu on a 386 with 8M
> of RAM, and a couple of laptop drives in a software RAID? I plan to
> collect a lot of GPS 'bread crumbs" along the way, and don't want'em to
> get lost...
>     I'm sure install will take something special until I get the DOC
> (Disk On Chip) for the /boot partition, but once it's there I should be
> able to upgrade it nice and easy.
>     Anyone done this?
It actually would be best to install basiclinux as that is geared for 
the older machines.
You could do just a base install of ubuntu, but why when you wouldnt be 
able to use the interfaces associated with ubuntu? (as basiclinux comes 
with an interface)
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