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How do you get to the busybox prompt when you turn on your computer?
 


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In that case, it would be a full distro.
 

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@dos2unix :-

Is busybox a full implementation, or just a subsystem like WSL?

I can answer this, because Puppy has used it since the very beginning. It's a collection of around 400 of the most commonly-used Unix/Linux commands all compiled into a single executable.......and it behaves differently depending on how it's called.

It's not a 'sub-system' like WSL, oh no; it's designed for bare-metal, direct use.......mainly in space-constrained systems - like embedded systems - though featherweight Linux OSs have a history of using it too. It's also used by many routers, and by a lot of ioT appliances, as well. Busybox has zero relevance to whether you're running a 'full' system or otherwise.....it is what it is. And what it is, is primarily designed for saving space.

https://www.howtogeek.com/devops/what-is-busybox-and-where-is-it-used/

Busybox at Wikipedia...

I'm pretty sure TinyCore makes use of it.....and I'm almost certain its "spiritual" predecessor, DamnSmallLinux, also used it (just for a couple of examples).


Mike. ;)
 
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I agree, but there wouldn't be a sysLinux boot file if it was a subsystem. :)
Oh, yah.....point taken. But I still repeat that Busybox is what it is - a space-saving device for anyone who wants to "keep the weight down". And that's regardless of whether it's a full system or some kind of subsystem.

Puppy is a full system. So is TinyCore, AND so was DamnSmallLinux. They still use it, primarily to keep size and overheads down. Even Porteus uses it, I believe.....and so does Slax. Many of the small, 'portable' OSs do, for obvious reasons.

I have no idea what M$ have done with WSL. Never looked at it; hell, I haven't run Windows for a decade. Never likely to!


Mike. ;)
 
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There is a busybox for Windows.


That is why I was asking if this was a subsystem.
 


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