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1  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Modifying KNOPPIX in the ISO on: November 28, 2016, 12:42:49 AM
I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and one of its quirks is that in order to not hang on boot and use pcmcia you need to modify /etc/pcmcia/config.opts. This is fine; I just want to know how I can actually modify this file in the KNOPPIX filesystem in the ISO permanently. Otherwise most of what I want to do with DSL is moot.

2  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Multi Partition boot on: November 28, 2016, 12:38:48 AM
I've seen other people with this problem - namely I'm trying to boot a / and /home partition and it's in my fstab correctly, but it never boots and mounts correctly. It'll mount no problem after boot, but not during. Let me know what troubleshooting info you need, and thank you in advance!
3  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: VESA 1600x1200 Dell Inspiron 8100 Error on: November 28, 2016, 12:33:49 AM
I went through that post and the numbers I came up with were unknown to grub and thus failed. It appears as though 1600x1200 is unsupported by dsl out of the box. I'm wondering if there are some files somewhere I can copy to the boot folder to make them known.

Side note: I'm having two more issues (but will be making new threads for them momentarily).
1. I am trying to run a dual partition setup for / and /home, but fstab is not allowing me to mount /home on boot, even though it works after boot.
2. I have a recovery partition containing the livecd and bootdisk, and I need to modify one of the system files so that pcmcia works on boot without hanging, but I can't figure out how to modify the KNOPPIX image itself.
4  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / VESA 1600x1200 Dell Inspiron 8100 Error on: November 19, 2016, 06:47:43 PM
Hello forum!

I'm new here, I just successfully installed DSL on a CF card for my old laptops, to try and breathe some linux into them.

It works great on my Toshiba Libretto, but I am struggling with my Inspiron. Essentially, every resolution for X works fine (but doesn't fill the screen) except for the native resolution of 1600x1200 at any color depth, which fills the screen but displays as in the picture below. A "column" of pixels from the left is repeated across the screen and the top half of the vertical pixels make up the whole image top to bottom.

I consider myself to be somewhat of a power user but I can't figure this out at all. All I can say is that it looks like vga modes 797-799 are not installed for GRUB, but honestly I have very little experience troubleshooting graphics and my internet searches turned up nothing to help!

Let me know what you think!
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