Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm looking for a free + lightweight NAS distro that could run nicely on a low spec Icybox (see

Storlink3516, Arm9 300 Mhz

128mb RAM

For general storage, backups and a git/ VC server.

Only thing I came across that matched the description, was hotnas, which seems pretty dead o_0

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by Chris S Aug 21 '12 at 12:47

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Welcome to Server Fault! Shopping Questions are Off-Topic on any of the Stack Exchange sites. See Q&A is hard, lets go Shopping and the FAQ for more details. – Chris S Aug 21 '12 at 12:46

My RaspberryPI with 256 MB RAM occupies about 50-80 megabytes with Debian ARM distribution with 2 services : samba and transmission-daemon so 128 MB will be enough in your case.

share|improve this answer

Debian should be sufficient. Check out this guide for installation tips, although I am not sure if all steps will apply to your hardware.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.