Kernel Minimums

Tue Dec 7 13:09:47 PST 2004

I am gathering from this discussion that a bare minimum is really in the eye of the beholder.  As Ken Moffat suggested it needs to be a bit more specific... do I want to be able to compile?  or will I compile on another machine and just install binaries.

>But he doesn't want to compile software on the system, just run selected

I think for my purposes I will look at the minimum to build and install the kernel with a shell.  After that remove various packages to scale back to a bare bones.

I would prefer a box that I simply place software on... not build it on the running system.

>Or, built LFS on one root partition, then use that to build just what he wants
>into another root partition, using the books technique with chroot to test if
>the minimal system actually runs. This has two advantages.
>1) He only installs those packages that he wants, rather than trying to figure
>out what to remove.
>2) The build environment is a separate system from the target system. Once
>he's finalised what the final system needs, he can tar it up, put it on CD
>and install it onto other boxes fairly easily.
>I agree with Matt that the "From Powerup to Bash" Howto will be of great
>assistance, but LFS is probably the best way to get there.

I have not yet had a chance to look at from powerup to bash so I look forward to that doc... thanks for the input.

>	John Gay
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