New Internet Computer - ( yes this is an actual computer)

At work I was required to learn solaris recently, so the evolution started to linux. I still dont know diddly about solaris but the linux is beginning to come along. There was a project rolling around with some very thin client machines that were supposed to allow only certain content and be the internet for certain users who could not or would not get internet themselves.
Sum it up, no one did anything with it so I got the demo machine. It is called a NIC or New Internet Computer (The company t/u about 2 years ago). This has about a 200 mhz cpu and about 64meg of ram no hard drive and a small 4 meg flash disk and CDRom. The machine boots into a nice little gui that is utterly useless. So I went looking for anything that would make this machine functional.

DSL.. I Mean DSL!

this works great than everything that i've imagined before! fantastic!
i'm trying to promote it here in cairo, though i'm (only) a little indonesian boy.

Linksys wpc11 v4 card with DSL.....

This is my adventure... Go to The Forums and/or Search for answers to your questions.

For those of you, like me, who bought at the woot sale on Linksys WPC11 v.4 pcmcia wireless 802.11b network cards last week. You can rejoice in knowing that they do work with DSL. At least with version 1.5 of DSL. The deal was three cards for US$ 15. That included shipping. You had to buy in lots of 3 cards. I know, it's old technology, 802.11b, but at $5/card I thought it was a good deal. They came individually boxed in their sealed, blue Linksys boxes, with instructions and software CD... But I digress...

Conversion is Completed

After a few failed attempts due to my own errors, not DSL's, I finally have a completely new OS on a much used P1 - 233 MMX with a mere 64 mb ram. For years I've heard of and read about Linux and how confusing and difficult it could be.

Well No more. DSL put a breathe of new life into this well used old machine. I'll be setting it up on another similar machine I've kept in the closet for some time now. This is definitely the wave of my future systems.

Windowless house.

Our house is now a Windowless house. I have finally (a long time coming) been able to rid our house of Windoz. Ah, what a feeling. I use DSL for the most part, PClinuxOS, and an older box for whatever strikes me at the moment. It is a nice thing not to have McGates popping up with blue screens, virus and spyware problems, etc. I do not miss it.

Klients Saga Begins...

Well - here I go finally stepping into the big world of Damn Small Linux...

Once i get it installed on the HDD I'm going to work at setting up a Wiki system for a database that's already got about 500 pages developed for it...

I'll keep this updated with how I go... If I remember to post.

**** I Love DSL ****

^^ Posted from the LiveCD itself...

Still going...

I am glad to report that after four months the Compaq Armada is still a functional, useful tool. I have another identical to it that is still running Win98 and this thing runs rings around it. The hard drive install is the way to go if someone wants to breath life back into some old hardware. It gives you all of the benefits and security of linux without the bloat that seems to accompany many of the 'ready to go' linux desktop solutions.

I still have sound issues, having tried most of the suggestions from the forums. Sound would be nice (and I may still get that to work) but it isn't essential. I leave this thing set in my kitchen so i can surf the web while eating breakfast. It actually boots alot faster than my Thinkpad running XP. The VNC client lets me run my remote machines at the office with great response time. I may do a DSL install on the next desktop machine I build.

Network card install


I am new to linux systems and running Damnsmalllinux from a harddrive install on a 166 P1 pc. Damnsmalllinux did not recognize the network card from auto detect. I need step by step instructions on how to manually install the network card.


PXE-booting DamnSmallLinux -- the easy way [updated]

PXE-Booting or Etherbooting usually is a quite complex thing that usually involves three servers (DHCP, TFTP and NFS) as well as some modifications to the kernel and the ramdisk of the linux system that has to be booted via network.

I slightly modified the initial ramdisk to boot DSL just using DHCP and TFTP and thus significantly reduce the amount of configuration needed...

Setting up a boot server now is done in less than five minutes!

Kernel Panic!

Hi all! I'm a new DSL user, and, as every beginner, I'm having some troubles.
I'm trying to install it into an old Compaq Armada 1700, it's a pentium 2 with 64 Ram Mb, and a 5GB hardDisk. So it sounds to have the right needed hardware! I need to use the floppy-cd-boot because it is not possible to boot directly to the cd from the bios.
Then I created both (floppy and Cd) and I used them. I see the boot line but even if I write nothing the system doesn't start: it always display only these words "Kernel Panic!" and then 2 leds in the keyboard start to flash, and there is nothing to do!
Please, does anybody know what to do?

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