I need a Lightweight or Simple Linux and run in my RaspberryPi.

For the first, download a kernel file and Run make menuconfig:

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According to the image, I don't understand .config file and config it. for example in System Type ---> if i checked Disable I-Cache (I-bit), what will happen!

I tried to read .config file and i don't understand too.

  • Why you cannot use Raspbian Lite? It's really lightweight and simple.
    – Huczu
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 8:58
  • @Huczu No, I want to make own linux. Can you help me? Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 9:57
  • Not really. Maybe this can help you: linuxfromscratch.org
    – Huczu
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 10:19
  • @Huczu Oops, thaks. Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 10:25
  • If you don't understand any of the documentation and the options, maybe compiling your own kernel isn't for you. It's straightforward in my opinion. I suggest using Raspbian Lite instead.
    – Aloha
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 15:32

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I use DietPi and it works fine for me. It is lightweight and includes management tools for your RPI with a list of optional downloadable software. Also, it helps with overclocking and SSH.

Another option I heard about is Void Linux. But it will not come with any assistive tools for raspberry pi specific activity.


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