> In article <vdJ9b.5395$UN4.284newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.n et>,
> Alan Connor <alanconnorearthlink.net> wrote:
>| On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 18:14:16 +0000 (UTC), bill davidsen <davidsentmr.com> wrote:
>| > In article <biataf$2q3$1hercules.btinternet.com>,
>| > Alex Kendrick <alex_6136> wrote:
>| >| I installed red hat linux about a month ago and im still learning it. The
>| >| problem with it is that my setup is all full of crap i dont want, even
>| >| though i setup the smallest distribution i could. I know there are really
>| >| minimalist distributions out there, and i would like to know if anyone has
>| >| managed to install some because i would like to do the same. I want a
>| >| minimalist setup so that i can build it up into want i want to be. On an
>| >| second unrelated point, anyone know where i can get hold of good detailed
>| >| hardware doentation?
>| > If you didn't choose a custom install you didn't get the smallest
>| > installation you could. And after that you can remove a bit of stuff
>| > using rpm delete.
>| That's the HARD WAY. Far easier to start with the base system an build
>| on it.
> You don't build on it, you spend hours deciding what crap the base
> install has that you don't want, then which rpm has it, then what you
> break by uninstalling that rpm...