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Re: Recommended debootsrap tutorials




Richard Owlett wrote:

> On 12/12/2018 12:47 PM, songbird wrote:
>> Richard Owlett wrote:
>> 
>> ...
>>> My interest has been rekindled. I wish to understand debootstrap. To
>>> that end I do a minimalist bootable Debian installation.
>> 
>> have you looked at the source code ?
> 
> No.
> 
>> 
>> https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/debootstrap/tree/master
>> 
>> it is written in sh.  which isn't too obscure a language...
> 
> Having assumed [erroneously] that it was written in a compiled language,
> I hadn't looked for source.
> As to obscurity/opaqueness of sh. *It ain't* ;/
> Especially to one introduced [in early 60's] to programming via
> CORC/CUPL {predecessor *NOT* precursor of Dartmouth BASIC}.
> 
> That code is not an answer to my stated question. But it demonstrates
> that some personal goals are feasible.

So why not install minimal debian and try removing what you won't need.
I get around 100MBs to be able to do something useful with it.
There is i.e. Slax (with minimal TDE inkl. GUI) and is about 350MB image.
You can boot your PC and do something useful.

So what is the goal of your exercise? Personal?

regards