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    mini linux distribution

    As some of you may know from a post a few days ago our server was hacked and we failed to be able to restore any backups. I have a few linux servers at home for testing things, but i just had an idea. I have a 20gb drive lying around and a 500mhz processor/motherboard. Does anyone know of a REALLY small linux distribution, that has no GUI and is just all command line. It has to be capable of internet use, wget, ssh, samba ( windows filesharing ) and other basic functions. I need it to be under 100mb if possible... im going to use this to download and store backups of accounts daily....

    Regards,

    Jordan

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    try DSL (Damn Small Linux) it has everything their i think aswell as a gui and other stuff

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    Try Knoppix. It's a bootable CD distribution if that's what you are looking for.
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    There are loads of distro's designed to fit on floppy. Simply copy one to your hard drive and use Grub to boot, then you have the whole thing done under 2megs

    Or ofcourse, you could just grab a 4 floppy drive.

    muLinux is quite a popular distro: http://mulinux.sunsite.dk/

    There is also quite a large list here:
    http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Floppy/

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    Basic installs of most distros whould work. For usch applications I prefer Slackware and Debian (then again I rpefer them anyway). Damn Small Linux is a decent minimalistic distro. might check www.distrowatch.org for something that suits your needs.
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    practically every linux distro can install at under 100mbs or pretty close to it.

    Do a minimal installation, and only add what you really need.

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    debian will do the job !

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