I'm looking for a fast Linux distro to put on a USB key.
The goal is to be able to boot in as few seconds as possible, with just enough to mount a hard drive and do some basic operations in there (bash would be enough).
I do need:
- x86 and x86_64 support
- EXT2/3 and NTFS mounting capabilities (read & write)
- Networking support (/etc/network/ config is fine, no need for detection)
- Bash (another shell would also work, but I would have to modify some of my scripts ^^)
I would prefer if I didn't to have to build these programs for the selected distro, but that's always an option.
I do not need:
- X, or any form of GUI
- more languages (english is enough)
- anything not mentioned
I don't care about the size on the USB key, but the bigger it is, the longer it will take to load...
My research pointed me towards these distros, but I not sure which one to choose:
I also found these tools I could use to build my own distro (as a last resort):
Does anyone have experience with such distros ?