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 on: January 19, 2017, 01:16:22 AM 
Started by John - Last post by Bad Dog
@stunix,

well i should link to johns toy here, erm...(linking disabled?) [ http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/mini.html ]  At the time there were no pico psus so what you see is a fanless itx 500mhz motherboard and a powersupply board probably 256 or 128mb ram.   circa 2005?     pico psu powersupplies came later.   I'd built a few of these type machines, using no moving parts using them as kiosk machines.    it was revolutionary at the time, an x86 machine running from flash memory, in Johns case, compact flash with an ide adapter.  doms, Disk on module,  were the next step.   we have since moved to sata so these ide type disks are not fast bot with dsl we only need to move 100Mb of data to ramdisk.    I still have a ten year old "johns toy" machine running on 64Mb, 128Mb ram called "flash" somewhere in the garage, [ http://sturl.uk/stusjohnstoy ] its still on my lan, but as I also have 6 other dsl boxes as 4tb video file servers it doesnt get much attention but it has an uptime of around 3 years, ....probably a power cut.   i took to wrapping them in clingfilm/saran wrap..  [ http://sturl.uk/stustoy ], well, fireproof heatshrink really.

these itx motherboards (1ghz,sata) are currently being sold for $10 with 1GB ram, a 2gb drive will be $20 and a case and psu will be £25.  I have taken to to install a new machine i just boot the disk,fdisk to delete and add one bootable partition, mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1 , scp and unpack my dsltarbomb.tgz, grub; root (hd0,0); setup (hd0);quit   and bobs youre uncle, a new machine.   the tarbomb is just a backup, the knoppix file and the usual grub stuff.

it came down to eliminating moving parts such as hd platters and fans using slower cpus.
My friend prefers windows 10 and watercooling and is always fixing it.
I think John is a very quiet individual, but i love his work.
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I'm retired now but in the past I have repaired systems such as you're describing and they where using DSL.   They where small computers used for climate control in  stores, it seems they where out of Canada while I was under contract in California to do their work. And that is how I remember DSL.
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 on: January 17, 2017, 06:45:13 AM 
Started by Christoper - Last post by Christoper
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 on: January 14, 2017, 04:34:41 PM 
Started by MeiJeffers - Last post by MeiJeffers
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 on: January 10, 2017, 01:22:04 AM 
Started by John - Last post by Diogenes
And where did this government? What you have here is a piece of Linux history, left to die as other distributions take the mantle. Certainly, this is how open source works, but the fact that DSL still has popularity despite being many years behind, shows that it could be revived to it's full, previous glory. I am fully capable of starting such a project but am unsure if I can garner the attention that a reborn DSL could.

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 on: January 05, 2017, 09:31:18 AM 
Started by Bookiglove - Last post by Somponggun



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 on: January 05, 2017, 09:30:23 AM 
Started by AB77 - Last post by Somponggun

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 on: January 03, 2017, 12:40:17 AM 
Started by OscarDevan - Last post by OscarDevan
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 on: December 29, 2016, 09:01:54 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by Borzalex
Reinstall helped, thank you.

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 on: December 26, 2016, 08:58:39 PM 
Started by Borzalex - Last post by CNK
OK, sorry, it looks like the USB drive still isn't being detected.

Put the USB stick in before turning on the computer. After it boots up, try "lsusb -v" again. If nothing's there, there may still be a driver/hardware problem.

If the USB stick is identified there, try "fdisk -l" again. If it returns the same thing as before then there may be some issue with hotplug (the USB control software), if you did a "Hard Disk" installation (as opposed to a "frugal" installation) try booting from the CD and see whether USB works then. If so, a reinstall may be the simplest solution.

You might also check whether there are any USB related errors listed in dmesg (enter command "dmesg | less" or "dmesg | grep usb" in a terminal).

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 on: December 26, 2016, 05:49:46 PM 
Started by aesvry - Last post by aesvry
Thanks again for the help. Smiley This old machine is now up and running  Grin

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