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Post#1 by nanZor » 12 Jun 2019, 09:11

Porteus isn't the only distro I run, and as a paid enthusiastic supporter of Porteus, one can assume I'm not trying to headhunt devs or users with the following:

Have you ever tried dCore - from the same group that brings you TinyCore?

Sure - Tinycore is small - and can be made much bigger, but often overlooked is dCore, which has slightly different objectives. Mainly, instead of dev/user conributed packages/modules, dCore starts up with Xorg and relies on Debian/Ubuntu repos. Packages are converted into "sce" format. The emphasis isn't bloat, but if you want to go there, you can do so.

Sound kinda familiar? Interested in cross-training your skills? Perhaps give dCore a try. Thing is, dCore (or any of the cores) don't proselytize. Hit this page, and choose X86 or X86_64:

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/ports.html

I think this would be of interest to any Nemesis/Arch community effort testers too.

Again - this is NOT a cheap sneaky way to pull resources away from Porteus et al. But it might serve as some nice cross-training and frankly, I've used skills from both distros and user communities to help the other out. Win - win if you want to spend the time.
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Post#2 by n0ctilucient » 12 Jun 2019, 21:56

Systemd?
:hmmm: I do NOT have the "right" to tell anyone what they should do...
but I reserve the "right" to tell them what they should "consider".

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Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 13 Jun 2019, 00:04

n0ctilucient wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 21:56
Systemd?
nope, busybox
had a quick look at dCorePlus-stretch64.iso in VB
they certainly don't overburden you :D even with a 190MB ISO
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Post#4 by nanZor » 13 Jun 2019, 19:12

The funny "gotcha" is when one is bouncing back and forth between Porteus and dCore, and trying to pass distro-specific kernel parameters or executing shell utilities that don't exist amongst the two.

Gotta' keep your head straight. It'll make you laugh at yourself. :)
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