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 on: December 17, 2014, 09:47:35 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by CNK
Sorry, the second link is the one I meant. I should have posted a link.

 on: December 17, 2014, 03:39:25 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by Cay
The DSL Wiki tries to walk users through a few common steps. That, and the forum archives, are the only two significant places to find information.
Had a look there(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damn_small_linux)....but there was not much..is that the site you meant?
By chance I landed here, looks much better:http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.html

 on: December 16, 2014, 09:59:02 PM 
Started by r3dw1ng - Last post by CNK
The set of drivers that come with DSL are rather outdated now and don't support some modern hardware. In this case you would need the "rndis_host" module. You could try to find a download for that built against the v. 2.4 kernal used in DSL, and try compiling it from scratch if you fail, but it would likely be complicated and there's a good chance that module doesn't support the v. 2.4 kernel anyway.

If I were you, I'd put a PCI Ethernet card in your PC (still the common type of Ethernet card found in stores), any desktop PC from 1998 will have PCI slots inside. There is a chance that the Ethernet card won't be supported by DSL (most are, but you can't be sure), so you might want to find a cheap used one or something rather than a new one from the store.

Wireless PCI cards are also an option, in fact I'm typing on a Pentium I connected to a mobile internet modem thing by WiFI. The problem is that driver support is more dodgy than with Ethernet cards, so you'd really want to know if a card was supported before you bought it.

That's all assuming you're using a Desktop PC, if you have a Laptop, the same pretty much applies except you want PCMCIA cards (usually plug into the side of laptops) instead of PCI. It might be a bit tricky to find these in computer stores (especially Ethernet cards, as every laptop for a number of years now would have Ethernet built-in), but Ebay is still fertile ground.

 on: December 16, 2014, 09:33:24 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by CNK
The DSL Wiki tries to walk users through a few common steps. That, and the forum archives, are the only two significant places to find information.

 on: December 16, 2014, 03:44:03 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by Cay
Thanx, worked out! Installed via Yumi on a stick, reboot, up and running!
The desktop is a very new experience....what would be the best place for an introduction? Did not get Wlanconnection....! Assume there is a lot of learning ahead.

 on: December 15, 2014, 02:12:41 AM 
Started by Cay - Last post by AE7XQ
Any of the *.iso files should work. You can download them here:


 on: December 14, 2014, 08:51:02 AM 
Started by Cay - Last post by Cay

I tried to download DSL and ran into trouble. There are many folder-which one to select? What next?
Never seen things like that. In similar situations there were iso's, downloaded one one of them, started YUMI, installed the OS on a stick-ready.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions!

 on: December 09, 2014, 05:59:13 PM 
Started by r3dw1ng - Last post by r3dw1ng
I have DSL (installed on HDD) on a 98' Pentium III with 64MB RAM and it works well. But in 1998 there was no ethernet port, so I don"t have any network acces  Embarrassed . I think the only way would be a USB tethering. So I plugged a Android in USB tethering, the phone were recognized, but nothing happened. I am a big beginner and I don't know what to do.
Thanks for any of yours ideas and sorry for my english.

 on: November 17, 2014, 09:56:28 AM 
Started by enotbear - Last post by fatmac
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.

 on: November 10, 2014, 03:32:56 AM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by jcdq
Thank you, Fatmac!
I read the manual and the page:
and you really answer my question! Grin

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