I'm looking for a super small image for my Pi < 1 gigabyte. I need it to fit within the memory of the Pi.

I only have 4 requirements: long term availability, a Gui, Firefox, and ethernet drivers.

What can we do?

  • why do you want it to fit within the ram of the pi – Chad G Apr 6 '18 at 15:12
  • I'm trying to PXE boot a bunch of Pi's – Bryce Snell Apr 6 '18 at 16:08
  • PXE boot is a different problem - what Raspberry PI models do you have? With the Pi 3 you don't even need any SD cards at all. Also with PXE boot it doesn't need to fit into memory. – John Hawthorne Apr 6 '18 at 19:24
  • I'm using the 3, but we might transition to the 3 B+. If the image isn't in the memory or the sd card where is it? We can't have 100+ Pis trying to access a server constantly. – Bryce Snell Apr 6 '18 at 21:16
  • Why not? That's how PXE boot works - by storing the root directory on the network. It would help to have these details in the question. You either have to manage 100+ OS installs on SD cards or get a server capable of supporting 100+ PXE boot clients. – John Hawthorne Apr 6 '18 at 22:29

Have a look at Tiny Core Linux, see here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-with-picore-7-0-tiny-core-linux-for-the-raspberry-pi/

What have you found so far in your searching?

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