[TAG] lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
keesan at grex.cyberspace.org
Thu Mar 1 21:56:51 MSK 2007
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
> A suggestion:
> I understand that you want to create a minimal distribution.
> There is no reason for you to *use* a minimal distribution while
> designing one. Having a full-fledged working distribution may give
> you a better idea of what you want to leave in in the minimal one.
> Moreover, on a full-fledged distribution you can read man pages, run
> strace/ltrace and possibly even run the debugger. You can test the
> mini-distribution in a user-mode-linux or a qemu or some other
> virtualised sub-box if you don't feel like booting all the time.
For a while I had Slackware in another partition on one drive (that died).
I use at most 1GB for my linux, so no lack of space on a 3GB drive.
If I use kernel 2.4.31 in Basiclinux and have modules for it in both
partitions, I can mount the other partition and chroot to it. I have man
pages on CD. But I can't usually understand them. I now have a shell
account at a Slackware 10.02 machine with broadband connection.
I added strace but the output is hard to understand. I am starting to
learn vi and don't need tex or emacs. I set up linux for friends in 35MB
just for internet.
> I think you can have a full-fledged development box with about 4MB
> of RAM providing you don't use X and are willing to wait a while for
> compiles. I recall building linux (ver 1.x), libc, basic utilities,
> vi, emacs and tex on a 386 which had 4MB of RAM and 500MB of disk. It
> took a while but it worked.
How long did it take to compile a kernel?
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