Ubuntu Mini Remix

Ubuntu Mini Remix

Web site: www.ubuntu-mini-remix.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Mini
Desktop environment: Text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 16.04.2 | January 5, 2017
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Ubuntu Mini Remix (previously Miniubuntu) – a fully working Ubuntu livecd containing only the minimal set of software to make the system work. It was under development between 2010 and 2017 by Fabrizio Balliano.

It lets you build your own Ubuntu based livecd, having the complete control over the installed software. After downloading Ubuntu Mini Remix you can use Ubuntu Customization Kit, Reconstructor or any other tool to remaster the ISO and add the software/configurations you want, building your own Ubuntu based livecd.

ISO image of Ubuntu Mini Remix is about 200 MB of size and is available for 32 and 64 bit machines.


Ubuntu Mini Remix 16.04.2 i386 307MB.iso
md5sum: b5dce5a2121370c4c02690816d1c8a45
Ubuntu Mini Remix 16.04.2 amd64 309MB.iso
md5sum: c261d24fe9f446a8a9ebb32c29ab6c55


Flash Linux

Flash Linux

Web site: www.flashlinux.org.uk
Origin: UK
Category: Mini
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.3.4 RC2 | March 9, 2005

Flash Linux – a compact distribution designed exclusively to run off 256MB USB keys or other bootable Flash based media. It includes hardware detection (including LAN and Modem), auto configuration, a Gnome desktop, and associated office tools.

System Requirements:
Flash Linux is relatively robust when it comes to hardware auto-detection and recognition. If you come across a device that does not work (that you think either should, or you would like it to) please feel free to submit feedback.
– an IBM PC compatible computer that is capable of booting off a USB Hard Disk is essential
– a minimum of 128Mb of RAM is essential

– aim for a CPU of Celeron or P4 with a clock speed in excess of 1GHz
– 256Mb of memory (or more) makes for a much nicer user experience
– a graphics display / monitor that runs at either 1024×768 or 1280×1024 is preferred
– a networked PC with access to a DHCP server is preferred
– if no network connection is available, external modems and some internal Winmodems are supported


Flash Linux 0.3.4 RC2 i386 370MB.iso
md5sum: 91c44e6616190326551cc194c3dc9615




Web site: http://detaolb.sourceforge.net
Origin: Unknown
Category: Mini
Desktop environment: FVWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.8 | January 18, 2008

DetaolB – a small sizeed x86/uclibc distro, aimed mostly for emulators/virtualizers.

With this iso’s size around 60Mb, you’ve a small yet functional desktop distro which can help developping/debugging C/C++/Fortran/Perl software or compiling the Linux kernel.

It can then self emulate with included qemu-0.9.0.

You can play with the grub menu (press the key ‘e’) at boot sequence and choose the framebuffer resolution you want using the “screen” parameter (example: screen=vga or svga or xga or sxga). You can choose between a french keyboard (kmap=fr) or stick to the us default.

The live iso is built using modules (similar to Slax), and contains scripts to re-build the iso image if you want.

The project developer is Christian Michon.


DetaolB 0.8 i386 60MB.iso
md5sum: 71da154babd095f451911a70159a09e0




Web site: web.isteve.bofh.cz/olive/ (not active)
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.2 | March 9, 2006

Olive (formerly DeadCD)- a minimalistic GNU/Linux live distribution. Olive LiveCD offers quite a good deal of new technologies, hardly witnessed ever before, as well as some of the more common pieces of software.

It’s size is approx. 110MiB, yet it allows a lot of software to be used. Olive’s whole point is to display how easy to use Linux may be, yet without losing any of the features required for heavy-duty work.

It’s also supposed to show various unusual new technologies, not widely known or accepted. Please note that Olive was, partially, built as graduation work at SPSST Panska. Once presented, a release built specifically for school will be available upon personal request.

Olive is based on Debian GNU/Linux, but it uses a custom package management tool called UniPKG.
The live CD features two lightweight window managers of your choice: Enlightenment and Fluxbox.


Olive LiveCD 0.2 i386 111MB.iso
md5sum: eec81600b614ae1b32864bbf21288e0d


Unity Linux

Unity Linux

Web site: http://unity-linux.org
Origin: Global
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia: Unity Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012 alpha 1 | March 3, 2012
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Unity Linux – a minimalist Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux.

The Live system uses the Openbox window manager as its default desktop.
Its package management is handled via Smart and RPM 5 package managers which can download and install packages from the project’s repository.

Unity Linux was under development in 2010.
In July 2012, the base system has been changed and used packages of ROSA instead of Mandriva, and an Alpha 1 version has been released as the last one by now.

Unity Linux is available for i586 and x86_64 CPU based machines.

There is a few other distros built on the Unity Linux, such as: Granular Linux, Producer Edition Linux, TinyMe, Unite17, SAMity Linux, HUMANity Linux.


Unity Linux 2010.2 i586 351MB.iso
md5sum: 11c2a6e5295798d775591c5ce5ea2d9e
Unity Linux 2010.2 x86_64 377MB.iso
md5sum: 89b7f044a7febfcf273451580153efe5
Unity Linux 2010.2 CLI i586 110MB.iso
md5sum: 78fe5a4332ff61e1e354311a2f8d2f93
Unity Linux 2010.2 CLI x86_64 116MB.iso
md5sum: 377e20046acfda06b3cdea6f7ff814fe


Recovery is Possible

Recovery is Possible

Web site: www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 13.7 | January 15, 2012
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Recovery is Possible (also R.I.P. or RIPLinuX) – a Linux distribution designed to be used for recovering data from broken Operating Systems or damaged hardware.

RIPLinuX is built on the packages of Slackware Linux distribution and uses Fluxbox as its default desktop. The hybrid live iso image offers 32 and 64 bit system on one CD.

R.I.P. offers support for many file system types such as: Reiserfs, Reiser4, ext2/3, iso9660, UDF, XFS, JFS, UFS, HPFS, HFS, MINIX, MS DOS, NTFS, and VFAT.
It contains a set of tools for system recovering, such as: partimage, parted, reiserfsck, fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk, mke2fs, tune2fs, e2fsck, debugfs, mkntfs, jfs_mkfs, jfs_fsck, xfs_repair, cdrecord/dvdrecord, mkisofs, ntfsresize, dvd rw-format and growisofs.

The last version of RIPLinux is 13.7 and was released in 2012.


Recovery is Possible 13.7 32/64bit 160MB.iso
md5sum: 1b9e3181082fc9b6115f93ff9f68a145
Recovery is Possible 13.7 Grub2 32/64bit 160MB.iso
md5sum: 2ea2b4b0be79e458275da6fe927b8a9d
Recovery is Possible 13.7 PXE 32/64bit 156MB.zip
md5sum: c1a585ccaf6ad765625d63aed21820ba
Recovery is Possible 11.7 32/64bit 139MB.iso
md5sum: e256d4afcae4b139878e2a1b4aecca6c
Recovery is Possible 9.3 32/64bit 95MB.iso
md5sum: a219f4def5d80c5717c5c3c939a5c2fd




Web site: http://floppix.com
Origin: Unknown
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Media: Live Floppy Image
The last version | Released: 2.1r6 | April 12, 2000

Floppix – a very small subset of Debian/GNU Linux that fits on two 3.5″ 1.4Mb diskettes.
Floppix was designed as a teaching tool, works entirely in a temporary RAM disk, and has no hard drive access.

It provides a platform to practice Linux commands and experiment with simple system administration. The most important tools of the system are: vi, sed, gzip, tar, telnet, ftp, mail, ssmtp, fetchmail, links, ssh, traceroute.

System Requirements: a machine with i486 CPU, a 3.5″ floppy drive, and 16MB RAM.

To create Floppix diskettes under MS Windows run floppix.exe to unpack the installation files, and then run install.bat.

To create Floppix under a Linux distribution untar the ‘tar.gz’ archive and copy the images onto diskettes:
tar -xvzf floppix.tar.gz
cd floppix
dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k
dd if=disk2.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k

The last version of Floppix is derived from Debian 2.1 “Slink”.
The founder of Floppix is L.M.MacEwan.


Floppix 2.1r6 Floppy Image i386 2.88MB.tar.gz
md5sum: 4e696f1beb21255b2fd55ce34ee658f6
Floppix 2.1.r6 Floppy Installer (MS Windows) 2.88MB.exe
md5sum: 99c73ecad8c0580a67c4612f5c23a481




Web site: www.giannone.ch/skatos/
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Game, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: SkateOSWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Media: Live Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.0 | February 04, 2007

SkatOS – an independent, very small, floppy disk size Linux distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It features full network client/server support so you can play Skat over LAN with friends.

The live system runs XSkat 4.0 based on BusyBox 0.60.5, uClibc 0.9.24 and TinyX 4.2.1 X Server with Linux kernel 2.2.26.

It uses SkatOSWM window manager – a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. It was inspired by two other window managers: sWM and TinyWM.

To copy the live image onto a floppy disk, use the command:
dd if=skatos.img of=/dev/fd0

You can test it in QEMU too:
qemu-system-i386 /patch/to/skatos.img

The author of SkatOS is Bodo Giannone.
The latest version of SkatOS 2.0 was released in February 2007.


SkatOS 2.0 i386 Floppy Image 1.47MB.img
md5sum: 154adfb0ed8ec838935a996889fa5e6f




Web site: http://pcfluxboxos.wikidot.com
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | November 2, 2007

PCFluxboxOS – a live Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS, and shipped with Fluxbox window manager as the default desktop.

PCFluxboxOS is very lightweight and fast live CD, offered in a two versions: TinyFlux and MidiFlux. Both contains Fluxbox and some tools borrowed from PCLinuxOS, such as: Control Center, Synaptic package manager, live installer, system remastering tool.

TinyFlux features some pre-installed applications for every purpose:
– File managers: Thunar, Emelfm, XArchiver
– Net: Netscape Navigator and Dillo web browsers, Sylpheed email client,
– Multimedia: Brasero burning tool, Audacious audio player, Wmix volume control
– Office: Abiword, Evince, Gcalculator, medit, Leafpad, nano, vim, xedit
– Graphics: Gthumb, mtPaint

MidiFlux is a little bigger than TinyFlux and features some more pre-installed applications.

The author of the distro is ‘iainrj’.
The live system’s user:password is guest:guest and root:root
PCFluxboxOS was under development in 2007.


TinyFlux 1.0 i586 240MB.iso
md5sum: 5a2f7b59ed9ff19c16e6bbf61c52e6c9
MidiFlux 0.6-1b i586 376MB.iso
md5sum: 15594809b9591eddef9386a92a6c9b95

Hag GNU/Linux

Hag GNU/Linux

Web site: www.hag-linux.eu.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Grml
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1.20 | June 12, 2009

Hag GNU/Linux – a Polish, small size, light and fast Linux distribution based on Grml.

Hag live system uses the lightweight Fluxbox window manager, and offers a set of applications, such as:
– Net: Iceweasel, Midori, Aurora, Gajim, Psi, Kadu, weechat, Irssi, Claws mail, Links2, Wicd
– Graphics: Geeqie, ImageMagic
– Office: Osmo, Xpdf, Edpfview, Pornview, Geany, Leafpad, Jad, Emasc
– Multimedia: Audacious, Aumix, MOC, GMplayer
– File management: PCManFM, Rox, Midnight Commander, Tuxcmd

There is an installation script available called “grml2hd” which lets you install Hag on a hard drive.

The name of Hag (Polish name: Wiedźma) is an acronym of “Hag’s actually grml”.
The author of Hag GNU/Linux is azhag.
The last available version is 0.1.20 which was released in 2009.


Hag GNU/Linux 0.1.20 i686 362MB.iso
md5sum: 80c1b5139ec24e57b436b13c8f636df7