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 on: April 10, 2014, 04:53:39 PM 
Started by Masterjedi688 - Last post by Masterjedi688
I'm not very tech savvy and what you just explained to me and what I read on the wiki really made no sense.  This sounds complicated to do.  I thought it would be just insert the cd in the hard drive and the PC would do the rest.  This repartition thing I don't understand.  I do have a learning disability so all of this is not going to be easy installing.  Is there another way of explaining it to me that would make sense?  I would appreciate it very much of you could CNK.  Sorry for asking this.  I just want XP out of my computer.  Thanks.

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 on: April 10, 2014, 07:32:11 AM 
Started by Masterjedi688 - Last post by CNK
Yep, DSL can easilly be that main OS on your PC. You'll want to deside between a HDD install or a Frugal install though. Details are on the Wiki, but basically a HDD install keeps all the files changable on the HDD and allows you to make permanent changes, a Frugal install is smaller and keeps the system files compressed in a non-writable way so changes and additional programs must be set to automatically load during the startup procedure.

You'll need to repartition your HDD as well, as described in the Wiki.

As for the CD, DSL was designed to be able to fit on "business card" sized CDs which sit in a recess in the tray of most CD drives (they are often used for the driver CDs with computer products), they have a 50MB capacity. However DSL can easilly written to a full size CD, and this is an option on the CD sales page.

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 on: April 10, 2014, 04:28:21 AM 
Started by Masterjedi688 - Last post by Masterjedi688
My PC is old, about 7-8 years of age.  It's a Dell Dimension B110 with 1 GB at the moment but it can expand to 2 GB.  It has a Celeron (R) CPU with 2.53 GHz and 768 RAM.  I'd like to delete all of the Windows XP files because there is nothing important on them.  Can DSL be the main OS?  The CDs that are sold, are they the same size as music CDs and movie CDs?

 24 
 on: April 09, 2014, 10:19:16 PM 
Started by CNK - Last post by CNK
Shameless bump - I'm bored with three votes.

 25 
 on: April 05, 2014, 09:27:40 PM 
Started by AllenKll - Last post by CNK
I don't believe there are any instructions for compiling the DSL kernel. Your best bet might be searching the old forum.

 26 
 on: April 02, 2014, 03:37:11 PM 
Started by AllenKll - Last post by AllenKll
Hello,
  I have the sources for DSL using kernel 2.4.31.  I am having trouble compiling the kernel.

I have extracted LINUX_2_.TGZ and LINUX_2.BZ2
They both appear to have a kernel sources in them.

Which one is the right kernel?  I am unable to get either to compile, after copying the DSL.CON file into the direcotry as .config and running make oldconfig

Neither one of these compiles.  Both failing at different points.

Is there any instruction on how to build this kernel?

thanks,

 27 
 on: April 01, 2014, 12:15:25 AM 
Started by John - Last post by philipz
I had gotten the same cant find knoppix file system error, using the iso + syslinux usb option - < http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/install_to_usb_from_within_linux.html#Method_II:_Current_ISO_.2B_Syslinux > the first time i tried to get it running, but it didnt happen other times i tried it.

Wanted to make a suggestion of the creation of a bash script to make it easier to get the iso bootable on a usb. I have tried other bootable distros like Salix and Porteus that have such scripts in their isos, in addition to having a usb installation text file in the root of the iso.

 28 
 on: March 28, 2014, 10:23:20 PM 
Started by betatest3 - Last post by CNK
Yeah but I'm not sure why at least V. 3.6 was never compiled with the GTK2 extension (gtk2-0705.dsl) installed.

I did have a look at it a fair time ago, but now I can't even remember why I gave up on it, though I had a lot of trouble trying to find a place to download the Firefox 3.6 source code (surprisingly).

 29 
 on: March 28, 2014, 08:27:02 AM 
Started by betatest3 - Last post by james c
The problem with running newer browsers ,etc . is because DSL is limited to GTK1 ....app selection is therefore very limited. Newest browsers that I'm aware of are located at http://www.lamarelle.org/mo-zi-lla/mozilla.php . FF 2.0.0.20 and SeaMonkey 1.1.19. Newer browser are generally GTK2.

 30 
 on: March 28, 2014, 08:14:17 AM 
Started by CNK - Last post by james c
Mainly on a 733 Mhz/256 Mb ram P3 and an old AMD k-6 2 501 mhz/384 Mb ram and for experimentation an Athlon XP 2400+  2.0 Ghz/1 Gb ram.

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