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1  Non-DSL Topics / water cooler / Strange Email on: January 09, 2013, 12:04:42 AM
Ok, so I check my junk mail... And I have this... Shocked

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Dear Manager,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from BaoYuan Ltd on January 3, 2013. They want to register " damnsmalllinux " as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflicts with your company. In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?

Best Regards

John
General Manager 
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Web: www.ygnetwork.com.cn

I'm scared of my email now Tongue John, I guess I'm supposed to forward this email from John to you... XD
2  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: The GNU C Library (glibc) need update, also on: December 07, 2012, 04:51:15 PM
Is this newer version any bigger...

I would guess that is why the one in DSL is older, when working with 50MB newer libraries are rare Tongue
3  MyDSL Extensions / Window Managers / Re: lightweight desktop environments on: December 07, 2012, 04:48:04 PM
DSL currently uses JWM... As for the lightweight desktops, I'm loving RazorQt on my laptop Grin
4  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: how to install onto a HDD from one machine to put into another on: October 04, 2012, 01:10:10 AM
The Wiki use to contain a walkthrough on how to do this but i belive that the page has long dissapeared after a hacker got into the wiki.  I was wondering if anyone here knows the steps to install DSL onto a drive in one computer (Full Install) and then put that drive into another computer. 

Here is an example of a scenario in which this would be useful in...

some one has an IBM thinkpad 560.  the issue is there is no optical drive or floppy built into the computer.  the Hard drive though is a standard IDE drive and could thus be removed and put in another IDE capable computer that has a functioning Optical drive.


Thank you in advance.

The walkthrough is still on the wiki Smiley
5  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Full HD install - worth a tutorial? on: October 04, 2012, 01:09:17 AM
I wanted to resurrect an old Hi-Grade Notino laptop of 1998 vintage, using Linux, but despite a reasonably beefy AMD K-6(2) processor running at nearly 400 MHz. this little machine only has 32 MB of RAM. Puppy wouldn't work well, and I was glad to find DSL, and wanted to do a full HD install. I chose the last stable release, 2008. After booting successfully by CD-ROM, and partitioning using CF-Disk (the little 4 GB drive was only really good for one main partition and a swap partition) I found an HD install script, which ran fine until it left me high and dry at the Lilo install stage, with a non-booting system. I googled extensively, and found lots of people giving up after reaching the same stage. I googled even more and slowly dealt with each new problem but kept on coming against another obstacle, including one "gotcha!" that requires an uber-geek to spot (which thankfully one did mention). Finally I got it working.

Is it worthwhile my doing a tutorial on this, or was there a much better way that I missed, having put in a lot of effort for nothing?

Here are some cursory notes. If it is worthwhile, I might put these into a more informative form.

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You can install DSL to hard drive. I've done it, but it is not easy. It needed a lot of google detective work.

You have to do the dsl-hdinstall script till it finishes. That leaves you with DSL on the hard drive. You need to mount the hard drive "mount -o dev /dev/hda1" because otherwise lilo won't install (that's a real "gotcha!") Then copy the lilo.conf off the CD onto the hard drive. Before running lilo - you need to "chroot /mnt/hda1 /bin/bash" so that lilo thinks the root directory is on your hard drive partition, not on the install CD any more.Edit lilo.conf so it works for the new system, run lilo and it works. It will now boot off the HD.


There is a very nice guide on the wiki (now static html)
6  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Live CD does not work on: October 04, 2012, 01:07:34 AM
I do not mean to sound disrespectful or indignant by asking this but Why not do a bug fix and make it so one can use a CD since information on Damn Small says it can be burned to CD. Not every one knows how to copy ISO's to USB including myself. Plus it would save on people getting frustrated. THANK YOU for your time and consideration.

It should work just fine when you burn it to a CD... It did for me a while back... Haven't tried with 4.11RC1 or RC2 yet... Have you checked the MD5 for the ISO?
7  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: October 04, 2012, 01:05:15 AM
im goin to try it on my old Toshiba satellite --p1@300mhz//96 megs ram in a few days .It has puppy on it  with working wifi  broadcom chip(forget witch 1 atm) any wifi includes or  just try nds wrap?

It would be best to use 4.11RC2...
8  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Your favorite lightweight apps? on: October 02, 2012, 12:53:25 PM
As long as you have standard office software (a word processor and spreadsheet) and some basic tools (calculator, etc) I'll be happy Smiley
9  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Emacs / microemacs on DSL on: September 29, 2012, 02:30:07 AM
Bearing in mind that i am using the last DSL stable release from 2008...

Has anyone managed to get an Emacs or Microemacs editor running on a modest DSL setup? I have only 32 MB RAM to play with, but I suspect all Emacses should run within that...

Is it a case of doing a simple apt-get... I really want a system with full coloured syntax highlighting.

I have managed to install and run, with coloured syntax highlighting, the vi_full.dsl package, but it took a lot of messing with.

I am OK with that, but I much prefer Emacs to work with - it was the very first text editor I ever used.

I could be wrong (often the case Tongue ), but Emacs is in myDSL  Huh
10  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Firefox on DSL 4.11 on: September 29, 2012, 02:28:21 AM
Firefox is now up to Ver. 15; I can download it but can I use Ver. 15 to replace the existing Firefox and how do I go about it?

I am not that skilled, but I know that FF15 won't run on a machine that old, and I think it would take more, newer (read: bigger) libraries...
11  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Really NEWBIE question... on: September 29, 2012, 02:25:36 AM
Ok, so I've got one of the old CD's of DSL and I've never been able to wrap my brain around the Linux OS enough to get it to run. (I even bought the book!) So, for someone with little to no experience with Linux where do I start? Is there a step by step "How to" that I can work through? I'm from the days of DOS so I don't mind working a bit to learn Linux. I also have an old(er) desktop that I can put a "standard" Linux OS on to learn. Ideas???

I have the book too. If I recall there is a chapter all about booting DSL, start with that... If (rarely) you get something funky, bring it here we'll help Tongue
12  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: September 29, 2012, 02:23:37 AM
YAY  Grin

Can't wait to get going... I <3 emulating stuff (just found the Blackberry Simulators, fun stuff Tongue )... I'll get VMware Player fired up soon Smiley
13  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: My experience with DSL and lightweight software on: August 19, 2012, 02:17:24 PM
Yeah, hardware detection is something I'm going to be concentrating on soon, wireless will be a big component of that.
I love DSL... Windows 7 makes my decent machine (2.2GHz CPU, 1.5GB RAM) run like crap... Windows XP is decent but it still doesn't seem to want to run sometimes... If there is a way you can get Broadcom BCM43XX WiFi chipsets included in DSL or DSL-N I would switch in a heartbeat c:
Just noticed Ndiswrapper... I remember getting my wifi adapter to work under Ubuntu... It wasn't the best but it did work. I'm thinking of getting Powerline adapters to send ethernet signals over the wiring in my house.
14  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / I love it. on: August 19, 2012, 01:57:02 PM
Just booted the .ISO into Virtual Box... runs great... haven't tried any installs yet. Sadly, I don't have any hardware to test on.

128MB RAM
8MB VRAM
Ethernet works great.
I set the machine properties to "Linux, Linux 2.4" just to be safe.

EDIT: Just did a HDD install following the instructions on the old Wiki. Seems to be working great. 2GB Virtual HDD.
15  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: My experience with DSL and lightweight software on: August 18, 2012, 11:41:45 PM
Yeah, hardware detection is something I'm going to be concentrating on soon, wireless will be a big component of that.
I love DSL... Windows 7 makes my decent machine (2.2GHz CPU, 1.5GB RAM) run like crap... Windows XP is decent but it still doesn't seem to want to run sometimes... If there is a way you can get Broadcom BCM43XX WiFi chipsets included in DSL or DSL-N I would switch in a heartbeat c:
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