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DistroWatch.com: Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Minimal Linux Live is a tiny Linux distribution which is designed to be built from scratch using a collection of automated shell scripts. Minimal Linux Live offers a core environment with just the Linux kernel, GNU C library and Busybox userland utilities. This default build is just 7MB in size. Additional software can be included in the ISO image at build time using a well documented configuration file. Minimal Linux Live can be downloaded as a pre-built image, built from scratch or run in a web browser using a JavaScript emulator.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 232 (33), 6 months: 218 (33), 3 months: 210 (33), 4 weeks: 196 (33), 1 week: 202 (31)

Average visitor rating: 9.29/10 from 7 review(s).


Minimal Linux Live Summary
Distribution Minimal Linux Live
Home Page http://minimal.linux-bg.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://minimal.linux-bg.org/
Screenshots http://minimal.linux-bg.org/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://minimal.linux-bg.org/download
Bug Tracker
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Feature 2017-01-20
Release Date 2017-01-20
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 6-8
Free Download ISO
Installation --
Default Desktop --
Package Management --
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual No
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List  
Package 2017-01-20
abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.8)
ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0)
bind (9.14.0)
chromium (73.0.3683.86)
cups (2.2.11)
dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.0)
firefox (66.0.1)
freetype (2.10.0)
gcc (8.3.0)
gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.29) 2.24
gnome-shell (3.32.0)
gnucash (3.4)
gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.7)
httpd (2.4.38)
inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (18.12.3)
kmod (26)
krita (4.1.8)  
libreoffice (6.2.2)
linux (5.0.4) 4.4.44
Package 2017-01-20
lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.3.13)
mate-desktop (1.22.0)
mesa (19.0.0)
mysql (8.0.15)
nautilus (3.32.0)
NVIDIA (418.56)
openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (12)
openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1b)
perl (5.28.1)
php (7.3.3)
plasma-desktop (5.15.3)
postfix (3.4.4)
postgresql (11.2)
Python (3.7.2)
qt (5.12.2)
samba (4.10.0)
systemd (241)
thunderbird (60.6.1)
vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.4)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Minimal Linux Live

Average rating
9.3
from 7 review(s)



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Version: 2017-01-20
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-03-20
Votes: 1


every kernel config change I made worked both in QEMU as well as bare metal via BIOS and UEFI.

no quirks or problems.

but the completed ISO does not contain much of course, even the python bundle misses some libraries. Still most amazing.

My netrunner modified kernels gave me far more trouble.

Now someone needs to adapt the GUI lib explored by the puppyLinux guy Mr Kauler so it works in MLL too.

Also the Ivan guy who made MLL should enable the wiki in github so people can share cool kernel .config files or little scripts.


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Version: 2017-01-20
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-02
Votes: 8


Simply enough to run and have a wonderful documentation support. Very rookie-friendly for those who want to learn how to build a Linux system from scratch.


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Version: 2017-01-20
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-20
Votes: 5


MLL is small and nimble enough for customized network booting. I am excited to see where MLL goes from here.


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