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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2012, 02:10:30 AM »

Holy Snap!  there is activity!  a updated forum with my old user deleted!  a New DSL version to boot!  this is all exciting news!

John did you fix the repository issue with the current stable?  it seems DSL was unable to link to ibilio using the MyDSL program.  this was the largest complain when it came to the IRC chat channel.  it seems Ibilio had changed some things around and did some updates which is around the time that pretty much all the repositories ceased to work.

Another issue is even though DSL is based on a very old version of Debian there has been some issues with people getting apt and dpkg working in DSL.  this is especialy notorious when one tries to install GCC via apt.  any ideas?
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2012, 03:18:56 AM »

The live CD boots and runs great on my PentiumIII. I was surprised to see a 2.4 kernel. However, I cannot get it to boot in VirtualBox. I have tried several different combinations of VirtualBox configurations, along with DSL boot parameters. minirt24.gz is successfully uncompressed. The boot process is hanging at booting the kernel.
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2012, 05:27:08 AM »

Hi Mir, the old forum is archived, as is the wiki.  They are both static html.  There is just too much information on those pages to lose.  The repository problem was two folds, the default URL for ibiblio was changed and the MyDSL system was not able to update the URL list because it grabbed it from the download page on this website -- those links needed to be revised too.  In this RC I fixed the default link so that it works out of the box.  Hopefully this saves you some work in the IRC channel. 

Re:GCC Probably the best thing for most to do is grab gcc from the repository.  That said, I just went through the apt process and  grabbed gcc2.95.  Make & gcc are separate installations.  One issue was that I had to manually install fileutils by using --force-all in dpkg.  If you start getting into dev packages you are going to have a lot of conflicts.  It would be better to have a woody dev environment and transfer the compiled programs over.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2012, 05:30:55 AM »

djohnston, I have no experience with virtualbox, but judging from this url (http://virtualboxes.org/images/damn-small/) it looks like the KNOPPIX file needs to be uncompressed.
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2012, 07:43:53 AM »

Another quick hardware detection check.......everything working out of the box again.

 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

Mem:  526057472 122253312 403804160        0  2404352 78970880
Swap: 1151496192        0 1151496192

FULLNAME="Intel Corp.|82801EB (ICH5) PRO/100 VE Ethernet Controller"
DRIVER="e100"

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

Excellent hardware detection as always.

Sneekylinux just put out a DSL video on Youtube too....but for some reason I can't post a link.

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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2012, 08:08:24 AM »

Thanks James.  There are these spam bots hitting this place so I had to disable URL posts.  I'll look for a more elegant solution.
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2012, 10:46:47 AM »

Nice,

Got it working in the latest beta Virtualbox.

This is a very useful distro and glad to see its return!
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2012, 11:05:42 PM »

Hi---great to see a new release in the works.  I downloaded 4.11rc1 and burned it to a cdrom with k3b.  The slowest I could get my desktop to burn it was 16x.  The disk loads great on my old compaq laptop (k6II 433 Mhz, 192M Ram) and seems to be happy there. So far, everything I have tried seems to work.  

I am not having such good luck with my newer machines, an AthlonII-64 and an Atom Dual Core 64 bit machine.  The Athlon box starts to boot and goes looking for the cdrom, can't locate it and goes into a non-functional shell...no keyboard response, nothing).  The Atom box displays 4 penguins and stops right there.  If I try to run the Atom box in expert mode, it reports a keyboard controller error repetitively, non-stop.  Of course these are not the targets of this distro, but not sure why they don't run at all.

Paul

Later:  Tried on a neighbor's late model HP laptop with dual core pentium and had the same problem as with the Athlon above...hung after trying to find the cdrom. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2012, 08:02:14 AM »

djohnston, I have no experience with virtualbox, but judging from this url it looks like the KNOPPIX file needs to be uncompressed.

John,

The URL you're pointing to has links for compressed and uncompreesed disk images. (I had to delete the embedded link in order to post this.) My problem is, (now was), booting from the iso file. I tried the latest KNOPPIX, which of course, has the KNOPPIX image file in the iso. It boots just fine. I then tried to boot from the dsl-4.4.10.iso and from the dsl-4.4.10-initrd.iso with no success.

However, the solution to my problem was very simple. Since mrmango wasn't forthcoming with any information, the problem was that VirtualBox had assigned a SATA hard drive to the VM. After deleting it and creating a PATA drive, the 4.11.RC1 iso booted quickly to the desktop using the default options. I don't know if this has ever come up before, but that was the solution in my case.

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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2012, 08:09:57 AM »

Excellent djohnston, if this comes up again I'll be sure to point the person to this thread. 
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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2012, 08:14:30 AM »

John,

After looking around the forum a bit, I saw your link to the boot cheat codes. I think the dsl sata cheatcode will work with a SATA drive, but I'll have to check it. You may already know whether it will or not.

EDIT: I tried booting in VirtualBox with a SATA drive in port 0. The cheat code used was dsl sata. I tried all three previously mentioned isos with the same boot parameters, but none would boot with a SATA drive attached. It could have something to do with how VirtualBox defines the (pseudo) controller.
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2012, 09:50:44 PM »

Intel PRO wireless driver ipw2100 is not included, and, of course, XVesa cannot do 1400x1050
It is a laptop, Step-5 Pentium-M 1395mhz, 502mb RAM

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bash-3.1$ lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: PIIX_IDE
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
        Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 01)
        Kernel driver in use: radeonfb
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)
        Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
        Kernel driver in use: ipw2100
        Kernel modules: ipw2100
02:03.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2012, 04:38:32 PM »

hey... 1st contact in 4 yrs...  (still have that mini-cd distro from yonks)  & geev asked my question...  any plans to port this to uk's raspberry???  such seems to be the perfect fit!  -coeli
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2012, 10:14:59 PM »

John,

Are there any plans of updating Bon Echo to something more contemporary? Firefox version 2 is pretty old.
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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2012, 03:20:11 PM »

Hi, just registered, I've been a fan of DSL for many years now and was excited to see some new motion on it.  Just one comment, I regularly use VirtualBox on top of Windows for linux, and found that the mouse was either unresponsive or only minimal movement... I already had one VM open (Mint) at the time.  Will fool about with it some more.

Anyway, thanks! Smiley
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