Small portable linux terminal?

March 11, 2010 at 06:51:55
Specs: Windows XP

I'm looking for a small linux command-line what
can boot up from a USB pendrive. There's no need
for GUI, only a linux command-line to boot up from
my pendrive. So I want something like this:

(ok, i know thats a complete linux distro while
booting, but i want to boot into a similar
command-line from my pendrive)

There are some boot flags that can boot any linux
distro without loading the GUI, but i dont want
that. That would be a waste of space on my
pendrive (because i will never use the GUI)

Any idea ?

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March 11, 2010 at 06:53:06
Sorry wrong link. Try this:

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March 11, 2010 at 06:53:41

And I also want to run a program automatically on startup. It is a command line program for linux. So basically what i want is to plug in my pendrive, boot from it into a linux command line, then automatically start my program.

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March 11, 2010 at 14:38:28
Might look at this.

Not the most easy way. See this also for easier ways to install linux on a usb.

Once you have linux on it and it boots then go on to the shell (init 3) and your application.

This can also be done from within windows. I like to use qemu to boot to a virtual machine.

By the way. You can edit your posts.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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March 12, 2010 at 14:18:56
ok thanks :D

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August 10, 2010 at 22:35:57
I'm not saying this is an adequate reply here, however, download something similar to Ubuntu Server, and either burn it or download Unetbootin and put it on a SD drive. Then, install it and remastersys, and write the .iso to a flash drive by making an .iso out of your PC once you have fully customized the distro.

Just an idea, but it might work for you. Good luck :)

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