Re: [pc110] Experiences with RedHat 6 on PC110

Fringe Ryder (fringe nospam at
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 20:36:03 -0700

SuSE has a "tiny install" mode. You can get it pretty small, perhaps close
to that. However, it requires about 300MB DURING install; it must clean
everything up after.

I don't find moving files to-and-from the PC110 to be worth the effort of
upgrading though, especially for security fixes. The thing is never hooked
to anything else, so how big can my security risks be? <G>

At 08:58 AM 7/27/99 -0700, Vaughan Pratt wrote:
>Interesting mailing list (pc100 nospam at, didn't know I was on it.
>>As for RedHat 6, well it sure is larger than 5.2 or earlier. I'd
>>originally hoped to install directly onto a 48MB flash but even with no
>>options at all, RH6 wanted around 120 MB to install. Much of it seems to
>>be related to the new cool GUI configuration tools.
>As a question to the group, do there exist *any* ongoing-current
>distributions whose install lets you customize for small targets such as
>a 48MB flash or even the 16MB flash of a DIMM-PC? (By current I mean
>recent kernel, libc, and security fixes, and by ongoing-current I mean
>actively maintained in that state.)
>Vaughan Pratt