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Hi, All
I have a problem not.
I have developed an application working on the Linux system. Now I want to boot and run the Linux OS in the very small space, less then 20M.
How can I create or makeup a tiny Linux system? Please tell me the method.
Thanks!
 
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The easiest way to do it would be to use a minimal distribution. Point your browser at...
http://www.linux.org/dist/index.html and select 'minimalist' from the 'Category' drop-down list. That will give you a list of the smaller distributions, which are designed to be compact and have a small footprint (disk and memory). Then the choice is yours.
You may have to be careful depending upon what your application is and what it is built with. If it's a java app for example you will need a minimalist distribution plus the JRE for linux. If it's a binary app you will have to make sure that the shared libraries that it uses are available on the minimalist distribution.
Another approach would be to scale down your existing distribution, paring down the kernel and getting rid of any startup, memory-resident programs that you aren't likely to use. However, that's rather more long-winded, and if you can get away with using a small distribution 'out of the box' I would recommend that instead.
 
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