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Re: DEBOOTSTRAP or GRML-DEBOOTSTRAP more suitable?




On 04/15/2018 12:30 PM, deloptes wrote:
Richard Owlett wrote:

I wish to do an _*EXTREMELY*_ minimalist install of Debian to a USB
flash drive (aka /dev/sdb1) assuming use as a MBR device.

if you just want to boot in your system, then you take only the boot
directory - this is the simplest way and less consuming space. I used such
approach with very old 256MB SD card to boot raspberry that runs fon NFS
root.

if you want some minimal rescue disk debootstrap would work or some kind of
minimalistic distro - as grub is almost everywhere the same. I checked SLAX
recently - just dd the iso to usb and done. total size of distro was about
360MB including GUI

I hope this helps

regards

I suspect the first is closer to my mental image. Did you use debootstrap with --variant=minbase, grml-debootstrap with --nopackages, OR something else?

Thank you.