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Re: noX

Unread post by pidsley » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:54 pm

Experimental simple system (just busybox and a kernel).

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Re: noX

Unread post by GekkoP » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:03 pm

^ what a name! ;)
Love the idea though. Glad to see you back at experimenting.

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Re: noX

Unread post by pidsley » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:41 am

More experimenting. I was able to use CRUX pkgutils to install several packages on the busybox system (including using pkgutils to install pkgutils); tmux and sound are working, as well as gcc and make.

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It's not quite as bloated as it looks. There are two kernels and several large framebuffer grabs on the partition.

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Re: noX

Unread post by rust collector » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:08 am

That is cool stuff

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:44 am

Yeah, Pids, amazing stuff!
Load's a bit high though O.o
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Unread post by DebianJoe » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:16 am

pidsley wrote:It's not quite as bloated as it looks.
-_- Titan emote.

Looks like a fun project.
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Unread post by machinebacon » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:34 am

If tmux works, libevent works, and if libevent wortk, curses work, and if curses work, everything works. Well done Sir!
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Re: noX

Unread post by GekkoP » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:02 am

Great work, pidsley, as usual. ;)

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Re: noX

Unread post by pidsley » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:19 pm

I love busybox. Here is another simple system (32-bit this time) built with buildroot and a custom kernel. busybox, alsa, tmux, nano, mpg123, bash, nfs, and git, all running on a 55M system.

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(sub 100M system club anyone?) ;)

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Re: noX

Unread post by machinebacon » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:12 am

*wipes coffee from the screen*

We should emphasize: 55MB expanded ISO file, so this is *the installed system size*. Fuck Debian with it's 700 minimum, or Ubuntu asking for a 6GB partition to start with.

2015 will be the year where Linux users compare their used hard drive space in Crunchyland.

I think I am officially in love with Pidsley :blush:
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Re: noX

Unread post by wuxmedia » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:07 am

Wow Pidsely!
Ever thought of working for an embedded Linux company?
what you're doing is pretty much that.
saw a job a while ago for 200,000NZD a year, with relocation (to New Zealand) and a boat thrown in for some reason.
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Re: noX

Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:04 am

Superb job, Pidsley.
And the ash shell, looks interesting. ;)

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Re: noX

Unread post by dkeg » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:05 am

pidsley!

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Re: noX

Unread post by DebianJoe » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:56 am

wuxmedia wrote:...and a boat thrown in for some reason.
The above quoted just because. :)

That's a very tiny little fella right there. Cool work Pids. I've long been a fan of uclibc, and it's impressive to see it at work in such a manner alongside busybox.
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Re: noX

Unread post by pidsley » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:21 pm

Last one for a while, I promise. I am just having too much fun with this.

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A 21M system, happily running with 128M memory.

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Re: noX

Unread post by wuxmedia » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:23 pm

That's sexy in a weird (but good) way...
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Re: noX

Unread post by simgin » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:14 pm

Call the spin : "The Atkins" ;)
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Re: noX

Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:41 am

Splendid stuff, Pidsley, especially since it runs with that little RAM.

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Re: noX

Unread post by DebianJoe » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:01 pm

"BBQ Rape my X". Tried out Pidsley's minirc scripts, which work awesome, for a new toy-laptop. Downside being KMS for /dev/fb0 with nvidia graphics, so I swapped back to the older init until I have more time to play with it. (I copied the files over to a new directory so that they wouldn't be tied to a repo before removal.)

13MB RAM on boot with bbox, about 30MB using standard init. My friend, you have made init with busybox SUPER easy to do on Debian systems. Thanks for the effort. :)
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Re: noX

Unread post by pidsley » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:47 pm

^ You're welcome. Please let us know how you solve the KMS issue.

I should give full credit for the original idea and init scripts to "hut" on the Arch board: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=162606

I (slightly) modified the script and inittab again yesterday. I did not change any functionality, but the code is a bit cleaner now, and I hope it is also easier for other people to understand and modify. The inittab now uses getty instead of agetty, for better compatibility with busybox (busybox does not have agetty).

I also added an rc script for CRUX (which calls CRUX init scripts to start and stop services) and a guide for using busybox init with CRUX. The CRUX version of the rc script can also be used with other distros if start/stop scripts for the required services are placed in the /etc/rc.d directory.

(for reference, and for people who don't already know) :

The Debian guide is here: http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f ... sybox+init

The scripts and CRUX guide are here: https://github.com/pidsley/minirc

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