I am trying to create an image of an ultra light weight Linux that is deploy-able across different hardware.
For example I am using a dual core desktop PC MB to install Linux onto an old IDE laptop hard disk.
I then want to place this hard drive into:
1. A 486 laptop with 8 MB RAM, 528 MB HD. I tried this with Tiny Core Plus. This distro installed and booted from the hard disk. However, I received error reading hard disk when I inserted the HD into the 486 Laptop.
2. Pentium 4 laptop designed to run Windows XP. The old 528 MB HD won't fit in this laptop. It's too thick. So I use its original 30 GB HD. Again the HD will boot Tiny core plus on the desktop. However it hangs when attempting to boot in the Pentium 4 laptop.
Now I have successfully created an image of Linux Mint 9 LXDE that will boot successfully on an Intel Mac or any PC running at 400+ MHz with 512 MB RAM.
I am sharing my effort via dropbox here:
Now, I am trying to do something similar with DSL. I am NOT having much luck with DSL. First, I can't seem to install it to the HD. Would somebody explain how I can do this?
I have created a NOT DSL live CD which actually boots successfully but I can't figure out how to install it to the HD. Would somebody explain how I can do this?
Thanks in advance!