You know, my reason for asking whether it was original Porteus 0.9 material is that I noticed some
peculiar behavior in the small ff. It worked perfectly, just as I said, in unmodified Porteus Xfce 2.0-rc1.
But when I tried it out after customizing a few /etc files in Porteus, such as HOSTNAME, hosts.allow,
hosts.deny through the rootcopy directory, here is what I noticed: if I placed your ff in the base directory,
upon booting the system ff reverted my modified /etc files to their originals.....very very strange, for instance hostname reverted to porteus, permissions I had changed reverted to the originals, etc...; if I booted Porteus without your ff into base directory and activated the module from within booted Porteus after booting the system, then ff would not start at all, since I guess it was prevented from changing things around.
As far as skinny Porteuses, I've just looked in the derivatives section and read about Ahau's "super fly"...
You know what I think would make a good super small porteus? I tried Porteus Kiosk a few days ago...
I think that if it could be made to boot on an ext4 writable partition, made accessible through login, with a very light graphic text editor such as beaver, shell console and a thin file manager such as an older version of standalone mc compiled in C with only very basic features (it can be made very small) and the latest firefox....I think it could run on pretty old hardware (including mine
) and provide a very very light system with a truly useful browser, not something limited like midori or epiphany etc.
I was thinking of trying to do that myself, to modify Kiosk in this manner, but I'm very limited compared to what you guys are capable of doing in a tiny fraction of the time it would take me.
If you have the time, why don't you do it yourself?
:):) Imagine: Porteus Kiosk at about 30-40 MB compressed and providing a writable filesystem, a light text editor, shell console to login...... it could be an excellent solution to run the latest firefox on older hardware......limited in its use yes, but nevertheless it would be great and would bring a lot of old laptops back to life, and in a very useful way.