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Re: Recommended debootsrap tutorials




On Fri 14 Dec 2018 at 08:22:06 -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:

> On 12/14/2018 07:57 AM, Brian wrote:
> > On Fri 14 Dec 2018 at 04:56:11 -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
> > 
> > > On 12/13/2018 01:51 PM, deloptes wrote:
> > > > [snip]
> > > > 
> > > > 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?
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > You might say personal exercise of the cerebral variety.
> > > 
> > > As I've said:
> > > 
> > > > As some of my interest was focused on finding out just how small a
> > > > useful Debian system could be, I was pointed towards debootstrap. > I
> > > > didn't have needed background at that time.> ...> My interest has
> > > been rekindled. I wish to understand debootstrap.
> > > > To that end I do a minimalist bootable Debian installation.
> > > 
> > > Debootstrap is powerful. It can be used:
> > > 1. in any Linux
> > > 2. to install any Debian release
> > > 3. to install to any architecture
> > 
> > Correct.
> > 
> > > Notice a repeated 3-letter word ;}
> > > 
> > > The "tutorials" I found tried to be all things to all people.
> > 
> > Appendix D.3 in the installer manual doesn't seem to do such a bad job.
> > 
> > > Notice a repeated 3-letter word ;}
> > > 
> > > Think of my "problem" as an end of course lab practical which might be
> > > phrased as:
> > >      Using you current machine with any Debian debian release installed
> > >      and access to a suitable repository, use dedbootstrap to do a
> > >      minimalist [1] bootable install to another partition.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > [1] https://www.thefreedictionary.com/minimalist
> > 
> > Mmm. "minimalist" is a moving target. Do I really need both nano and
> > vim.tiny? Why bother with ifupdown when systemd is there or no network
> > is required? Ditto for isc-dhcp-client. libapparmor1, rsyslog, tasksel?
> > I'm fairly sure the machine will boot without any of these present.
> > 
> > Do I pass the end of course lab practical?
> > 
> 
> I've seen a signature line to the effect "if in doubt, then reread".
> I might suggest that includes why a specific footnote is chosen.

You've lost me.

-- 
Brian.