connecting damn small linux to internet with no ethernet port
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 8, 2009
is it possible? i just want to use this old pc as an internet terminal
Boot Damn Small Linux from PCMCIA
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 7, 2009
I'm trying to get an old laptop to boot off of the compact flash card I've installed in the PCMCIA slot. I've got the BIOS settings properly configured to allow that to happen.
I've been able to sucessfully install DSL (Damn Small Linux) onto the card and have the BIOS boot it using both GRUB and LILO, but the problem remains the same. It compains with a kernel panic and says it cannot find the root partition.
When booting off of the DSL live-cd, the pcmci a card appears and hde and so I install it to a blank ext2 partition (hde1).
I've guessed that the drive configurations are changing from when I instsall the GRUB / LILO settings to the MBR off of the livecd to when the laptop boot directy off of the flash card.
Researching has led me to try and modify the grub and lilo configurations (such as the grub device.map and lilo.conf disk=/dev/hde bios=0x80) but none of them seem to work properlly.
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions for how I could get this
Can I install Damn Small Linux without wiping Windows from my hard drive?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 8, 2009
Is it possible to install Damn Small Linux on my computer without wiping Windows. My computer is a 10 year old Sony VAIO (PCG F801), it has a 6GB HDD, 64MB of RAM, AMD K6 (533MHz) processor. When I boot DSL off the Live CD it runs VERY fast, but sometimes it tries to boot up and says crc systrm error or Kernel Panic: not syncing (This happens when I boot up another Linux distro aswell).
Is there any hope of doing that install
cant Install damn small linux to hard drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 12, 2008
i am new to linux and i am trying to install damn small linux to my hard drive from a live cd. after i install it asks me to reboot to finish the installation. if i reboot without the cd in the drive i get a blank screen with a cursor. if it is it just boots into the cd and its like i never installed it. this is really puzling me any help would be greatly appreciated.
ok during installation i get this option after it has copied files:
proceed to install a boot loader? y\n, i chose yes. after that i get:
use Grub or Lilo active partition? i chose lilo (i already did a frugal install with lilo)
after that i get this:
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not exist, disk scan bypassed
added linux *
the boot installation process is finished.
then it asks me to reboot. if i reboot without the disk i get the blank screen with the cursor.
Cannot install Damn Small Linux to hard drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 12, 2008
I am using damn small linux from a live CD. i want to install to the hard drive so it will boot into linux without the cd (it will be the only operating system on the computer.) i have made a linux partition on the disk and i have followed the instructions to install it. when it gets to the end it says that it must restart to finish the instalation process. if i restart without the cd in the drive i get a blank screen with a cursor and it wont do anything. if i restart with the cd in the drive it boots from the cd and it's like i never installed anything. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
CrunchBang vs Damn Small Linux vs Puppy
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 20, 2011
Besides Ubuntu 10.10 I am using CrunchBang 10 openbox on the old Celeron computer (see my sig. ).
CrunchBang is running well but even a little multitasking is making my pc slow. For example, if I run FF alone it performs well but if I try to listen to some music using vlc or smplayer it becomes very slow.
Now, has anyone here used both CrunchBang & DSL or CrunchBang & Puppy ?
I am trying to know which one of these is the lightest & can be installed to hard drive ?
Please confine your choice within these three.
Thanks in advance.
How to install the flash plugin for an old version of damn small linux?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 24, 2011
I have DSL installed on an old desktop and I've never been able to get flash to install. I'm not sure which version it is. (how do I check?) I think it's from 2007. It uses firefox 1.0.6. I do not know how to install tar.gz files, though someone walked me through it once, but it still did not work.
Please do not send me to another page to read several paragraphs that will just confuse me anyhow.. This should be a simple enough question to answer for the experts.
Host name lookup failure in damn small linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 24, 2013
Host name lookup failure in damn small linux. I have connected LAN Card in Motherboard but when I open dillo web browser and browse google then message come at the bottom status bar that DNS Server not found.
why does my distro seem faster (or very close) to damn small linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 12, 2006
I recently installed Fedora Core 5 which I like quite a lot though I've noticed a funny thing.
Using Fedora seems to produce an internet connection faster then using the Fluxbox window manager on Damn Small Linux which seems strange
On both distros I've been using the same web browser (firefox), though as Damn Small Linux with the Fluxbox window manager was meant to be on of the fastest I thought it was odd that using KDE, with things running such as MySQL that this would happen.
I am beeing serious and I was just wondering if anyone knew a good reason why this would be the case and if anyone else had noticed this.
Problems with wireless at boot up in Damn Small Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 13, 2008
I installed Damn Small Linux (DSL) on a very old laptop of my wife's and it works very well.
I've installed version 4.3 and I'm currently using a Hard Drive Install. The problem I am having is getting my wireless PCMCIA card to work on boot up. Every time I boot up, I have to take out re enter in all the information like the WEP and SSID. I'd like to know if theres a way I can set things up so I can automatically load this information everytime the OS boots up.
I am using ndiswrapper, and like I said it works, but I'd like it to work on bootup.
The card I'm using is a ViewSonic Wireless G VS10259 which is a Broadcom Corp. BCM4306 802.11b/g Rev 3 WLan Controller.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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