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ahiunglim
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« on: November 20, 2019, 08:59:01 AM »

when boot, pressed F12 for boot option

1. Boot into main OS
2.  Diskette Drive <---- This is usually not written as diskette drive, but something like USB Flash Drive or something like that, this is the exact same FlashDrive which I use to make a bootable ISO/IMG other Live linux install such as Elive, Lubuntu, puppy, etc.

After selecting the 2nd option, the screen turn black, blinking 2 times, and boot into my main OS (I use LXDE Mint, but this has nothing to do with that).

the image i used is dsl-4.4.10.iso
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ahiunglim
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 09:02:34 AM »

my inxi output..
Code:
inxi -Frnz
System:
  Host: tentram-pc Kernel: 4.15.0-66-generic x86_64 bits: 64
  Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
Machine:
  Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 14-3452 v: 4.0.7
  serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0KT6WF v: A02 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: Dell
  v: 4.0.7 date: 04/26/2016
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.4 Wh condition: 32.9/41.4 Wh (79%)
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP
  L2 cache: 1024 KiB
  Speed: 651 MHz min/max: 480/2160 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 719 2: 2160
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx
  Integrated Graphics
  driver: i915 v: kernel
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series
  High Definition Audio
  driver: snd_hda_intel
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-66-generic
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
  driver: ath9k
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 480.43 GiB used: 39.36 GiB (8.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-1DG142 size: 465.76 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade
  size: 14.66 GiB
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 457.45 GiB used: 39.36 GiB (8.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: 49.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gezakovacs-ppa-bionic.list
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list
  1: deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_19.04/ /
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
  1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tina main upstream import backport
  2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/thierry-f-fork-michael-gruz-bionic.list
  1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thierry-f/fork-michael-gruz/ubuntu bionic main
Info:
  Processes: 181 Uptime: 41m Memory: 1.86 GiB used: 1.27 GiB (68.0%)
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.32
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 09:44:46 PM »

The DSL ISOs don't support being copied to a USB drive using "dd" like some newer distros do. Make sure that you followed the instructions on the wiki (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/installing_to_a_usb_flash_drive.html) for that.

If you did follow those instructions, then which installation method did you try? Did you try any of the alternatives?
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 04:30:53 AM »

The DSL ISOs don't support being copied to a USB drive using "dd" like some newer distros do. Make sure that you followed the instructions on the wiki (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/installing_to_a_usb_flash_drive.html) for that.

If you did follow those instructions, then which installation method did you try? Did you try any of the alternatives?
I'll try to install using  that link, im not a geek and i don't quite get a lot of time to do, but alas, i'll try.
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