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1  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Trouble installing gddrescue on DSL 4.4.10 on: December 21, 2017, 11:37:49 PM
The package isn't in the default 'Woody' repository. I was trying to install
gddrescue_1.21-1_i386.deb from
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/debian stable main contrib non-free
as per instructions on
https://owenthe.ninja/2016/07/getting-apt-on-damn-small-linux-in-2016/.
(The other mirror, http://mirror.linux.org.au/debian stable main contrib non-free, looks to be identical.) I guess that's where the problems originate. I'll post an update after I come up to speed on compiling.
Thanks for clarifying my direction.

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2  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Trouble installing gddrescue on DSL 4.4.10 on: December 19, 2017, 10:57:24 PM
I've been trying to install gddrescue using apt-get on a 500MHz Celeron with 186MB usable RAM (+ 8MB shared w/ video). Booting from floppy, running from 512MB flash drive: sda1=DSL 4.4.10; sda2=persistence, Internet and LAN operational.

I've massaged things to install apt-get; added repositories; modified package lists; re-packaged .deb files; and manually installed the packages--and still get errors. Then I read on this forum (topic=303780.0) "If you're trying to install using apt-get, that system is rather broken with DSL". I fear I've been going about this the wrong way, although I've learned a lot: up to last week I've used ONLY ubuntu, synaptic, and bash scripting.

Can someone point me to the right way to install gddrescue (preferably with persistence on USB) ~or~ if apt-get is  a workable method I can upload a full-page thesis on my efforts thus far.

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