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Title: New to DSL need guidance
Post by: rk4262 on March 13, 2014, 02:50:29 PM
I am looking at using DSL to install to an external zip/thumb drive to carry with me. I looked over the home page, and the download page, I found a place an the applications page where it says you can create your own custom cd. I know that I want to change most of the applications included with it, so can someone give me some guidance on exactly where to get the core file, along with the other applications. I know I can just install the core distro, then play store the rest, so I guess my question is, where can I download the core file, and does anyone have any suggestions that might make this an easier and better process than what I'm looking at right now?


Title: Re: New to DSL need guidance
Post by: CNK on March 14, 2014, 01:28:52 AM
Here is the download directory for the core release (http://distro.ibiblio.org/damnsmall/dslcore/).

If you plan on compiling new software rather than just grabbing MyDSL packages, keep in mind that the old 2.4 kernel can limit compatibility with a lot of software. Make sure you check the requirements for both the software you want, and the dependencies that the new programs have.


Title: Re: New to DSL need guidance
Post by: AE7XQ on September 14, 2014, 09:38:54 AM
If it helps, I'd suggest purchasing "The Official Damn Small Linux Book" via Amazon. It can found for a very reasonable price and contains a good amount of information about DSL and how to really make it work. The book including installing to USB drives and Zip drives. Not only does it give a good overview of DSL, it also gets into the "nuts and bolts" of the OS. I would certainly suggest looking into obtaining this book, then I suspect you could really make your DSL install work for you and also make it run very smoothly.


Title: Re: New to DSL need guidance
Post by: Ledlower on January 12, 2015, 03:43:31 AM
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