Damn Small Linux on an external HDD?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 16, 2009
About 30 minutes ago my XP laptop died. I have no idea why except for the fact that it never leaves the boot screen. So, I am going to install DSL on an external HDD so that I can back up all my files before i install Intrepid. Is there anything I need to do specially to get DSL installed?
Damn Small Linux, problems with live CD
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 22, 2006
Trying,to install DSL on Pentium 233MHz 32M RAM.
Booting up the Live CD goes fine until it says it is "Autoconfiguring Devices......" it does this for a few minutes then comes with a message that says "seems to hang. Check BIOS setting". Then it lists several lines of text with "input/output error" at the end of each line. Then it ends at the "root" prompt.
The CD is fine as the OS boots up OK on another computer.
Problem installing Damn Small Linux on old IBM
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 1, 2008
I got an old IBM Aptiva 2180 from my grandparents that's currently running Windows 3.1(not so well, I might add). After looking through low-resource distros, I decided DSL is a good choice for the 450 MHZ processor, 16 MB RAM, and ~600 MB hard drive.
I downloaded and burned the ISO to a CD-R and I can't for the life of me figure out how to install it. I'm not too keen on how to navigate Windows 3.1, as I'm used to a modern desktop GUI, and so I'm not sure if the CD is even showing up. I went to the BIOS and there seem to be no boot options. When booting up with the CD in, nothing changes and it acts completely normal.
So what's the problem? Is it some sort of old-computer "feature" that I would feel stupid for not realizing?
Damn Small Linux and OpenOffice
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 15, 2008
I loaded Damn Small Linux 2.4.31 onto an old Compaq Armada M700 laptop that was choking on Windows XP. Adding more ram made the laptop blaze. The applications that are bundled with DSL are cute but not what I prefer using. After attending several local Linux meetings, I am no closer to realizing my objective of successfully running OpenOffice on DSL. In fact, no one can even find it to unpack it.
What do I need to do?
No offense to anyone but, I prefer advice from someone who is actually running OpenOffice on DSL.
Damn Small linux connection to wireless
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 8, 2012
I am very new to linux. I have DSL booted from a flash drive but can not connect to my vrizon FIOS wirelss from my Dell Precision labtop. DSL wireless configuration tools does not apper to help me solve the problem. Is there any way I can solve this problem?
Wireless internet will not work on Damn Small Linux.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 11, 2008
I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161
It has an Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter.
The problem I have with this is I don't really understand anything about the WLAN setup and settings in any linux distro. They have so much information to input. I can't even get my computer to connect to an unprotected router with the default SSID. Can Anyone tell me how to set this up would make working on my linux work so much easier if i didn't have to continuously boot between DSL and windows all the time when i need to get the internet.
Damn Small Linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 5, 2005
Are there any good how-to's about using Damn Small Linux and Apache for an Apache newbie? Or any other detailed documentation about using Damn Small Linux as a server on an older computer? Thanks. I am looking around for the best and most comfortable os.
Damn small linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 26, 2003
After downloading and being impressed by the damn small linux. Would it be possible to get NTFS drivers for this distro. A idea came to me that if this was possible and fairly easy to implement the disk could be a good file recovery tool when windows fails (which seems to happen about every 6 months) requiring a complete format. The only way that I have found to save files is to install another copy of XP over the origninal install which is time consuming. But if I had the damn small linux with the ability to read NTFS i could copy essential files (usually uni work) to a floppy in a short period of time (far less time than re-installing windows).
Damn Small Linux (Flash PLayer)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 23, 2010
Hi everyone i recently fixed an 11 year old laptop for my sister with damn small linux seeing how she is only in 5th grade she doesn't really need much other than office and some games. However she would like to play farmville. Is there anyway that I could get flash player on such an operating system. Specs on the laptop are 256 in ram 856mhz coppermine celeron, and a 20gb taiwanese hdd.
Development Release Damn Small Linux 4.11 RC1 20120804.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 27, 2012
After 2 years and 2 months, DSL finally has a new release candidate. Opinions please!
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