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1  Damn Small Linux / Site News / Re: DSL coming back on: March 26, 2015, 09:21:57 AM
One of the original developers is still here hosting this site, but I don't think there is to be any new releases, as DamnSmallLinux does what it was intended to do.
The other developer that I know of, is involved with TinyCoreLinux, which is basically a modern version of DamnSmallLinux, with a few extra tweeks.
There is also another distro with similar intentions called SliTaz. Perhaps you should see if either of those would suit you better.

2  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: DSL version to enable use of laptop harddive/partition via USB to another device on: February 03, 2015, 05:46:51 PM
Not sure quite what you mean, but if you want to access files on the laptop from other machines, i.e. creating a server, best to use cat5 crossover cable, with a directory on the laptop being exported, via ftp.
3  Damn Small Linux / USB booting / Re: How to install DSL into pendrive ? (terminal without hdd) on: January 21, 2015, 03:28:21 PM
Just install as normal, without any swap, then alter /etc/fstab to add noatime - that is all I do when using solid state types of disks, (SSD/Pendrive/SD/SDHC).  Wink
4  Non-DSL Topics / water cooler / Re: 2014 Merry Christmas on: December 25, 2014, 07:53:34 PM
Seasons Greetings.
5  Damn Small Linux / USB booting / Re: Doesn't boot on: November 17, 2014, 09:56:28 AM
To edit grub, when the grub screen comes up, press 'e' to edit the boot line, likely this is pointing to the wrong drive, it should be the first.
(It probably has sdb, it should be sda.) Once booted, go to /boot/grub & alter the configuration file with the same drive.
6  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: get values of specific cell in spreadsheet on: November 09, 2014, 09:40:46 AM
Likely you could use an awk script, see man awk. However, I think gnumeric may be able to import your files to work on.
7  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Live CD does not work on: October 31, 2014, 12:16:53 PM
Check that you have a good download. Burn the .iso file to CD as an 'image' file.
Most distros theses days are 'hybrid', which means they can be used to create CD's or USB/Pendrive systems.
8  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: why won't my Logitech usb mouse work with the dsl system? on: October 31, 2014, 12:09:29 PM
Check the BIOS for 'legacy usb' support, (might be the problem).
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 26, 2014, 10:11:16 AM
Don't forget that you can make up for difficient ram by using a swap partition.Smiley
10  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL revival? on: October 25, 2014, 10:15:28 AM
What about a DSL-NG - New Generation - even if it tops out around the 100Mb mark, for the newer machines, with up to date kernels - could this be practical?
(Or even as a 64bit DSL)
11  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: Small DSL computer to run my hobby projects. on: October 25, 2014, 09:32:40 AM
The OP only has one post recorded, so I wouldn't hold your breath. :lol:

Regarding the 'up time' of Linux, you can count it in years, but it would be advisable to check it occasionally.
12  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL Ham on: October 13, 2014, 10:42:48 AM
You shouldn't have any problems reading pendrives; if you do, just mount it manually.
13  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: gnumeric on: September 30, 2014, 12:49:18 PM
Best to use gnumeric to import them, I would think, however, you could take a look at/read 'man cat'.
(Warning - Make copies of your spreadsheets before trying to concatenate them.)
14  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: "Loading sata_vsc.o..." on: September 30, 2014, 12:40:01 PM
Should anyone be looking for recommendations, my suggestions are :-

Slitaz (cooking) - http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/
AntiX 13.1 base - http://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-13.1/

(AntiX is my regular distro, but SliTaz intrigues me, so I keep it in reserve. Smiley)
15  Damn Small Linux / Site News / Re: DSL coming back on: September 02, 2014, 04:08:28 PM
Hmm, when will DSL return, (I am wondering).......it has been 2 years......I fear it will be more, (if ever), unfortunately.  Cry
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