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It only take about 10 minutes to install Arch, and maybe 2 hours to set up everything the way you want ( most of which spent in a GUI, if you prefer the GUI ).

Or start with Debian Minimal, or Ubuntu Server to start with nothing. You'll spend more time stripping stuff out of most distro's than you would building up your own.

agreed.
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Can I for example stop halfway through a setup and then resume, or does it have to be don all together
     
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I'd recommend doing the initial install in 1 shot, it doesn't take long, and is easier to do at once then trying to pick up afterwards. Setting the programs and stuff you want you can take however long you want with however many breaks you want.
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Im going to try the Ubuntu Mini Remix, downloading it now. I will give Arch a try after I get my new build set up, will assemble tomorow!
     
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post #15 of 21
Linux Mint. Or Cinnarch if you wanna go "deeper".
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post #16 of 21
Damm small Linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/) but don't know how current it is

Xbuntu (http://xubuntu.org/) I use a variant of this on a daily basis

I hear good things about mint but never actually used it
 
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post #17 of 21
Arch is a good way to go, xfce is a great GUI option if you're looking for lean but has a lot of functionality imho.
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post #18 of 21
debian netinst, then build up from that
    
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post #19 of 21
I think arch or gentoo are good choices but too much maintenance if you wona go though that.
I'd go with crunchbang, which is debian with openbox. I use it and its a very nice distro. very small footprint. just uninstall everything you don't need.
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Originally Posted by shalom938 View Post

I think arch or gentoo are good choices but too much maintenance if you wona go though that.
I'd go with crunchbang, which is debian with openbox. I use it and its a very nice distro. very small footprint. just uninstall everything you don't need.

Once you set up a system on Arch there is little to no maintenance involved with keeping it up. There's an occasional manual intervention needed for updating, but those are far and few between.

Don't mistake an urge to tinker with maintenance tongue.gif
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