Damn Small Linux (DSL) Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 23, 2014, 03:43:17 AM

Login with username, password and session length
News
The new DSL forums are now open.
Stats
297841 Posts in 294159 Topics by 213 Members
Latest Member: Raffles
Search:     Advanced search
* Home Help Search Login Register
Get The Official Damn Small Linux Book. Great VPS hosting provided by Tektonic

  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: A shortcut to '' / -s- dfm:/ '' ; and a way of checking a hard drive ? on: February 06, 2013, 09:24:00 PM


I am still looking for the answer to my post.....   if anyone can help that would be most appreciated....   

 Undecided     Cool   
D.   






2  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Finding '' / -s- dfm:/ '' . on: February 06, 2013, 09:18:11 PM

Hi FatMac,   

Not too old !!   And thank you very much for your reply, and for taking the time.   I really appreciate it !   

Unfortunately, what you suggested has not solved the problem.   I think maybe the hard drive is just fkd.   


However, I am still trying to find the  "red folder marked simply ' / ' , and it has a 'shortcut' symbol next to it"  that I mentioned in my orriginal post.....   
(259 views,  1 reply....    ...interesting forum....    !)     

Thanks again to you fatmac,   
D.   




3  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / A shortcut to '' / -s- dfm:/ '' ; and a way of checking a hard drive ? on: October 23, 2012, 12:41:27 AM

Thank you John for coming back on with 4.11 !   

In  4.4.10  I found a simple way to access what I would describe as a 'tree' version/way of looking at all the folders on a computer (I posted about this in more detail in one of the other forums, copy ~~ ~~ below).   
This was in a window labled  ' / -s- dfm:/ '  that I came to via the  ' Apps/ '  folder icon on the desk top, and then a red folder marked simply  ' / ' .   

In short, I cannot find this in  4.11.rc2-syslinux  and it would be mega useful to me right now.   

A simple way to look at all the folders and sub-folders on a computer, in 'tree' form, and a straight forward way to find that within dsl would be a God send !!   


Also, a tool, when using dsl as a live CD in Ram, that could confirm if the hard drive was broken on not, would be very handy.   


I hope that is useful feed-back, and thanks again !    I trust you are enjoying yourself !!     Wink  Smiley       D.   


~~

I first found dsl when I needed a way to recover a friend's unbootable laptop, with lots of valued pictures on it.   I found and used the live CD, using it in RAM, and with it found the 'lost' pictures and got them onto a stick.   
Marvelous !!    And thank you John !!!   

I am trying to use it again now for the same thing with another unbootable laptop.   This was with dsl-4.4.10 .   

As you will know, the desk top in dsl-4.4.10 starts with five icons on it, top left hand corner, and the second one down is a brown folder marked ' Apps/ '.   
Double left click on that brings up a box filled with icons  ( Apps --- dfm:~/.dfmdesk/Apps/ ) .    This is the only way I have found to get to this particular view of these Apps.   
In this box, on the bottom line of the icons, is a red folder marked simply ' / ' , and it has a 'shortcut' symbol next to it.   (This folder not to be confused with the other red folder, on the second line, marked ' System/ '.)   
Double clicking on this red folder marked ' / ' opens a window labled  ' / -s- dfm:/ ' , which has what I would describe as a 'tree' in it, of all the folders and sub-folders on the computer.   
This is invaluable for what I am trying to do, and such a simple and easy way to find the 'lost' bits, pictures etc., that can then be transfered onto a stick.   

However(!), I cannot find this on dsl-4.11.rc2-syslinux....  ...those icons are not on the new desk top, and I can find no other way of finding ' / -s- dfm:/ ' .   ( As I said, in dsl-4.4.10 I have only ever found the one way:  bringing up ' Apps ' by left or right click, for example, still did not bring me to the 'red' folder ' / ', nor any other way of finding the tree view of ' / -s- dfm:/ ' . )   

So that is what I am after, that simple 'tree' 'folders' way of looking into all that is on a computer !!   
 Huh    I'd be much obliged,   TIA,   
D.   

One more thing :    If I am not able to  mount  the hard drive of the laptop that I am looking at (opperating it with a dsl live CD in RAM) is it most likely that it is because the hard drive is boken and US ....?    I can  mount  the CD itself, I can  mount  a memory stick, but apparently not the hard drive....   





~~

4  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Finding '' / -s- dfm:/ '' . on: October 23, 2012, 12:41:05 AM

I first found dsl when I needed a way to recover a friend's unbootable laptop, with lots of valued pictures on it.   I found and used the live CD, using it in RAM, and with it found the 'lost' pictures and got them onto a stick.   
Marvelous !!    And thank you John !!!   

I am trying to use it again now for the same thing with another unbootable laptop.   This was with dsl-4.4.10 .   

As you will know, the desk top in dsl-4.4.10 starts with five icons on it, top left hand corner, and the second one down is a brown folder marked ' Apps/ '.   
Double left click on that brings up a box filled with icons  ( Apps --- dfm:~/.dfmdesk/Apps/ ) .    This is the only way I have found to get to this particular view of these Apps.   
In this box, on the bottom line of the icons, is a red folder marked simply ' / ' , and it has a 'shortcut' symbol next to it.   (This folder not to be confused with the other red folder, on the second line, marked ' System/ '.)   
Double clicking on this red folder marked ' / ' opens a window labled  ' / -s- dfm:/ ' , which has what I would describe as a 'tree' in it, of all the folders and sub-folders on the computer.   
This is invaluable for what I am trying to do, and such a simple and easy way to find the 'lost' bits, pictures etc., that can then be transfered onto a stick.   

However(!), I cannot find this on dsl-4.11.rc2-syslinux....  ...those icons are not on the new desk top, and I can find no other way of finding ' / -s- dfm:/ ' .   ( As I said, in dsl-4.4.10 I have only ever found the one way:  bringing up ' Apps ' by left or right click, for example, still did not bring me to the 'red' folder ' / ', nor any other way of finding the tree view of ' / -s- dfm:/ ' . )   

So that is what I am after, that simple 'tree' 'folders' way of looking into all that is on a computer !!   
 Huh    I'd be much obliged,   TIA,   
D.   

One more thing :    If I am not able to  mount  the hard drive of the laptop that I am looking at (opperating it with a dsl live CD in RAM) is it most likely that it is because the hard drive is boken and US ....?    I can  mount  the CD itself, I can  mount  a memory stick, but apparently not the hard drive....   




Pages: [1]
Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Mercury design by Bloc