Is there a linux install that will fit onto 4GB sized Hard drive

Hi I have a client that has a Samsung 400mxn-2 that he wants Linux installed on so it can run a web browser dashboard interface.
only problem the onboard hard drive is 4GB.
Does anyone one know a flavour of linux that can be installed onto a 4GB HDD?
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
You could DSL (Damn Small Linux) give a try.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Have a look at

Look carefully at the last date of release for the most current version.

Now you've quoted a Samsung monitor rather than a motherboard/processor.  I don't know what motherboard/processor the Samsung has and if any of the Linux versions in the Wikipedia list are compatible with your client's system.
Brent_1978Author Commented:
Sorry it is an embedded PC. kinda hard to find any details on it cause its no longer being sold. Fun times.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
An older version of debian might be a candidate.  My web server runs from an 8 GB CompactFlash drive and only 1/4 of it is in use.

root@www:~$ cat /etc/debian_version
root@www:~$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1              7874528   1957076   5517436  27% /
tmpfs                   142132         0    142132   0% /lib/init/rw
udev                     10240       392      9848   4% /dev
tmpfs                   142132         0    142132   0% /dev/shm

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There are many small distro's around. One of the easiest is Puppy Linux. There are several different flavors of it and other distro's using it as a base. The only problem it has is that it uses root as it's default user (but possibly some of the flavors or distro's based on it don't):

Simplicity is one that is based on puppy (I haven't tried it yet though):

Another very small distro is core, but it is a long time I tried it, and I remember not everything working properly, but that may have changed:

Another small distro I like very much is Bodhi Linux. It uses the Enlightenment desktop which in my point of view would be the ideal desktop for mobile devices like tablets and phones, as everything can be customized:

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4GB drive can fit *ANY* linux distribution out there.
Brent_1978Author Commented:
Ended up using 32 bit ubuntu running off usb stick.
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