A "green" distro of Ubuntu?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 19:45:53 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-07-02 at 22:18 +0300, Janne Jokitalo wrote: 
> On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 01:52:52PM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> > Not sure what page I looked at as to derivation ;<
> > 50 MB still not "small" :/
> I really don't know how you can say that. Perhaps you are looking for some truly
> stripped-down system, but I don't think any distro does what you ask
> out-of-the-box. For instance, my ubuntu with just one kernel installed, has
> this:
> jaska at lagavulin:~$ du -hs /boot/
> 23M	/boot/
> That's only what one kernel requires, plus memtest86+ and the grub files.
> DSL is pretty small, for a modern linux distribution.

If the OP is looking to use Linux for controlling devices then there are
specialized machine tooling distros. Back when the only money maker at
Red Hat was some little outfit in California they bought that had a VERY
small Linux distro designed for industrial controls for tooling/
industrial robots. I forget the name. It was just a specialized kernel,
with some basic I/O compiled into it and a minimal editor to program the
controls. They made it open-source and it became widely popular. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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