[Soekris] [ANN] PicoDebian: a thinned down version of Debian Sarge

Punky Tse punkytse at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 01:54:48 UTC 2005


I think you shared the same vision to me.  I've already built the
similar distro called Voyage
(http://www.voyage.hk/software/voyage.html). The current status is I
have a soild 0.1 release.

The basic idea is from pebble of course, but it is complete buildable
from a set of scripts.  One thing I am not very happy with voyage is
that it requires min. 64MB CF, even need larger capacity for
expansion.  The idea for using SquashFS to reduce size would be great.
 We shall share our ideas and work together if opportunity permits.


On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:36:42 +0000, Chris Boot <bootc at bootc.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> First of all, let me apologise about cross-posting to the Soekris Tech
> and Debian User mailing lists.
> I have owned a Soekris[1] net4801[2] for many months now, and so far it
> has been running Debian Sarge (testing) off an internal laptop hard
> drive. Since I wasn't happy with this approach (for many reasons) I
> decided to move to a read-only filesystem on a CF card. With very little
> effort on my part, I managed to get a rather small root filesystem that
> includes a plethora of goodies from ISC BIND and DHCP to OpenVPN (and
> many more). Its main advantage though is that it will easily fit on a
> 32MB CF card, and could be shrunk even further with the removal of a few
> extra goodies that I chose to include.
> I've called my mini-sarge PicoDebian[3], mostly because my net4801 is
> called Piccolo. I overcame my main obstacle of the read-only filesystem
> with the help of Pebble[4] (which I didn't want to use because I needed
> slightly more up-to-date packages). More information is available on my
> site.
> I must admit at the moment it's not fit for release, I'm mostly trying
> to judge how much interest there is in such a thing before I go a
> register a project on SourceForge or the like.
> Regards,
> Chris
> References:
> 1. http://www.soekris.com/
> 2. http://www.soekris.com/net4801.htm
> 3. http://www.bootc.net/picodebian/
> 4. http://www.nycwireless.net/pebble/
> --
> Chris Boot
> bootc at bootc.net
> http://www.bootc.net/
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