I'm running Linux on just 15MB compactflash including X-windows
(but not gcc) and netscape 2.0 (3.0 is just a bit too big for 15MB).
No swap but with 20MB RAM you can do a lot without swap. In addition,
on the 4MB flash I have all of Latex that one needs to produce dvi files
and preview them with xdvi, including all the fonts typically used in
CS theory papers (STOC/FOCS/LICS/ICALP/...).
>I'd be careful about assuming that you won't want to do too much with it,
>because once it works, you just might want to do more.
Not when you've only got 500KB free. :) You're too painfully aware of
what you're up against. That said, I'm delighted to have freed up both
PCMCIA slots in this way!
>I installed Slackware.
On 15MB it hardly matters whether you call it a Slackware subset or a
RedHat subset, it's too small to tell much difference (but basically I'm
using the Slackware layout, even though all my bigger toys run RedHat