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1  Non-DSL Topics / water cooler / 2014 Merry Christmas on: December 25, 2014, 05:46:52 PM
Merry Christmas. May the coming year bring peace and joy.
2  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: How to download DSL? on: December 15, 2014, 02:12:41 AM
Any of the *.iso files should work. You can download them here:

3  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: November 07, 2014, 01:52:26 PM
What, if I may, does this have to do with DSL 4.11rc2? Looks more like an advertisement for clothing, thus being thoroughly off topic, and as such, is spam.
4  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Live CD does not work on: November 01, 2014, 08:15:19 PM
Another concern could be the burner software. K3B does a great job of making ISO cds. However, I have had problems when using other cd burner programs. I have not tried Nero, but I understand it is reliable. Also, check your burn media, that is the cd. If you are using a CD+RW, some if those can eventually reach a point of being unburnable, that is no longer able to delete and write. A memory effect if you will. I have had that happen a couple of times. Also, check the physical condition of the cd. Just because it is new doesn't necessarily mean that the disc is in good shape. I've only had it happen once, but I have had it happen in which I bought a stack of 25 discs and found one that was so badly damaged that it was unusable, save for as a coaster. QA failure perhaps, but it is just something to watch out for.
5  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: Welp, DSL is the ONLY distro I could get going on a 486 rig (socket 3) on: October 27, 2014, 02:26:33 AM
I bought the book. It was a great investment. I am going to get into shell scripting soon so that I can write my own script for controlling the repeater. Yes, I have plans to put a video on youtube once the station is setup. I will post when the video is up, but that is still a couple of months down the road.
6  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: Small DSL computer to run my hobby projects. on: October 24, 2014, 04:31:33 AM

You started this topic over a year ago. I don't feel comfortable bumping an old thread like this, but I would like to ask how this project worked out. Were you able to keep your system running non-stop for a year without having to shutdown? I am curious as I am setting up a system for use in controlling a 440 MHz repeater. I would like to know how long I can run my system unattended before I have to log in and do anything administrative. I thank you for your time and consideration.

To other members, I would like to say "I'm sorry" for bumping this. However, my question was in regards to the original post and thus most appropriate here.
7  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL revival? on: October 24, 2014, 04:26:41 AM
Doing some thinking. Perhaps we can introduce DSL to a new type of user base. Specifically ARM devices, such as the Raspberry Pi. In truth, I don't know much regarding how ARM devices function, or what type of OS Hierarchy they require. However, I am willing to bet that it is more than just an EXT3 formatted SD card and a kernel swap. Still, I think if it was done, it might generate a little more interest in DSL.
8  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL Ham on: October 24, 2014, 04:21:26 AM
Thanks for the advice. I will look up Bash commands later. My work is briefly stalled due to a home repair issue. However, I will certainly check into that. USB stick is certainly easier than burning a CD.
9  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: Welp, DSL is the ONLY distro I could get going on a 486 rig (socket 3) on: October 24, 2014, 04:19:00 AM
Glad to see that you got it running. I am running DSL 4.11.rc2 on a Dell laptop. I have some stuff I plan to install to soon using MyDSL. My plan is to use it for some of my amateur radio stuff. In particular, I am going to use it for 2 meter packet and running a 440 MHz repeater (though I've considered looking into modifying the transmit and receive boards and setting it up for the 222 MHz band). What are your plans for your system? I'd like to know. DSL is really an awesome OS. I used to like Puppy, but it has gotten to bloated for me in terms of a mini-distro. I use a Ubuntu hack for my HF/MF stuff. I think DSL is more appropriate for VHF/UHF work. I would love to see DSL for ARM devices, then I'd load it into an SD for my Raspberry Pi.
10  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL Ham on: October 12, 2014, 06:09:43 AM
DSL is now installed on a Dell Inspiron laptop. Runs nicely enough. Now I will need to copy those files I downloaded to either a USB stick or CD. Not certain if DSL can read a USB stick. This will be an interesting experiment. Hopefully it will go well. I will find out in the morning. I am planning to use this computer to run my 440 repeater.
11  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL Ham on: September 16, 2014, 04:19:50 AM
Along with the amateur radio related software from KE4NT, I have also decided to download the various DSL wireless tools. I do not necessarily have much use for wireless internet given my purposes, but if I can get it to work, it could prove useful when software updates are necessary.
12  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: What does DSL get run on nowadays? on: September 14, 2014, 07:05:21 PM
I have just booted up 4.11.RC2 on a Dell Inspiron. Looks sharp. Now I will begin the process of selecting the software I want to download from the "MyDSL" repository and burn that to a disc for installing to it. I can not seem to get the Linksys wireless card to work, but I had expected that might be a problem.
13  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL Ham on: September 14, 2014, 07:02:55 PM
I  now have 4.11.RC2 running from disc on a Dell Inspiron. I haven't gotten the wireless internet to work, but I never really planned on connecting to the internet. I am going to download all the appropriate "MyDSL" software to a local disc and burn to CD. My plan involves testing various install methods so to make the system function most efficiently. One area that I have some minor concern over is that of repeater control. However, that may well prove itself as a non-issue for the time being. That is to say that the repeater isn't functional at this time, so whether or not I can control it with DSL is moot point. I will provide a screen shot later.
14  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: New to DSL need guidance 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.
15  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL revival? on: September 14, 2014, 09:34:45 AM
I would like to a see a new version of DSL, but before that can happen, there really needs be a substantial user base that would want it. DSL is still quite robust, despite it being a smaller than average Linux Distro. I remember when DSL and Puppy were almost tied in terms of being minimalist distros. It would seem that Puppy has become rather bloated. DSL is still small, save for what the end user adds on after installing it. Perhaps a DSL group on Facebook or Yahoo would help to drum up new interest and even new developers. Me? I'm just an amateur radio operator who is planning to use the most recently available release candidate to set up an HF/VHF/UHF station. I have already created a thread regarding that and have promised to post updates in that thread. However, that might be another thing, all of us who are here discussing what we are using DSL for and perhaps what we'd like to see DSL become. Lets be positive and show the world that DSL is more than what people can imagine. We can do this.
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