I tried starting from scratch with debootstrap but found it was easier to just strip down Raspbian.surefyre wrote:I'm currently stripping down Raspbian to reduce the Pi-Point (Wifi Access Point project) SD card image size - it's a slow old process /
Would be nice to have a totally bare Raspbian with apt and SSHD so you add add what you want to it. I'll be posting this stripped image shortly at http://www.pi-point.co.uk in case it's any use for you to build what you need on top of.
Rather than post a stripped image, wouldn't it be easier to post a script that converts the standard Raspbian into a "stripped" image, and then installs whatever binaries (hopefully from standard repositories) are required to turn the stripped OS into an access point, or web server or whatever?surefyre wrote: I'll be posting this stripped image shortly at http://www.pi-point.co.uk in case it's any use for you to build what you need on top of.
Right here --> http://sirlagz.net/2012/12/31/raspbian- ... rsion-2-2/darrylb wrote:SirLagz: Is there any possibility in me getting a copy of that image you built? or instructions on how I can go about building it similarly?
Time.hayesey wrote:what's wrong with just using the raspbian installer on the raspbian website to build your own stripped down image? This is what I've done, it just has ssh running and nothing else (aside from the base OS of course).
That's way easier than installing the full raspbian official image and then trying to remove all the extra packages you don't need.
so is there a list of everything that is installed to the raspbian normal image above a base Debian install?SirLagz wrote: Time.
It's a lot faster to write an image and then strip the packages than downloading individual packages and installing them via the installer, at least for me anyway.
I did the installer once, and that one time was enough for me haha
Not everyone has huge SD cards.poing wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is the benefit of a 'slimmed down' Raspbian except for SD card space of which I have plenty?
Not that I know of, though it wouldn't be too hard to get the list. If you want, I can get you the list ?hayesey wrote: so is there a list of everything that is installed to the raspbian normal image above a base Debian install?