First post, by retardware
As we all know, MS-DOS and Windows are unsuitable for any serious system maintenance.
So I am wondering which Linuxes you guys use for system maintenance, including
-testing hardware functionality
-creating filesystems (in particular FAT32 ones)
-backing up HDD images to NFS server or (external) SCSI tape drive
As the systems in question are quite weak for nowadays' typical Linux distros, there are some requirements:
-No GUI, just text mode (ideally a few virtual consoles)
-can work with as little as 486 and 8MB RAM
-offers entry of kernel etc boot options for "complicated" hardware configs
Ideally it would work as live CD, but I do not know whether this is possible with only 8MB. So it would be OK if it has to be installed on a HDD.
Which Linuxes do you use/recommend?