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Benny
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« on: July 21, 2012, 04:51:18 AM »

I'm using a nx9010 HPCompaq laptop which lacks a hdd. Booted from a flash pendrive DSL2.4.31.

Spent about 2 hrs trying to do it but finally I learned something: I even forgot how I managed to format the disk in the first place...

Any tips for a newbie?

I also would like to know 2 other things:
1) how to update BonEcho to enable it to deal with web pages that need jre plugin?;
2) how to update DSL itself (have a current iso file at hand already)?

The referenced pendrive is just 64MB in size & it's almost completely full so need to do things very carefully!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 08:20:48 AM »

You could mount a floppy a few different ways.  If you are using JWM + the DFM icons you could right click on any icon and navigate to the mount menu then click on \mnt\auto\floppy.  You could also use he file manager to navigate to the same directory and mount it by right clicking and then "Mount".  There is also the mount app in Fluxbox, and the mount tab at the bottom of JWM.

jre_1.5 is available as an extention, but you will be hard pressed to get anything newer to run on the current release of DSL.  Its the same situation with the browser, anything past FF2.0 requires GTK2.  I am currently working on a release of the classic DSL with some user enhancements and some updateed software, but it will still be <50MB and will be dependant on much of the old (small) libs.  I'll be coming out with a testing iso soon.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 03:10:58 AM »

Those are good news for DSL. I think I'll wait then until a new version/release comes out.

Still, I've the curiosity to know, if it's possible, to uninstall BonEcho & Dillo & then install something else more updated within DSL itself.

Thank you for having the forum alive!
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Benny
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 10:11:20 PM »

I've DSL4.4.10.iso, but in the pendrive I've DSL4.2.5. What's the difference between the two? Is it an update for fixing some bugs? Stability?

How hard it would be to use that newer iso file for updating the older one if at all possible, if I'm using just Puppy Linux 528.005? My mental scheme is as follows:

1- mount the pendrive;
2- mount the sda5 hdd partition where that iso exists;
3- mount the DSL4.4.10.iso file;
4- copy some files from the new iso to the appropriate location in the pendrive.

Could this procedure be effective?

Thanks for any info on this!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 12:17:47 AM »

The pendrive and the CD are both compress.  You would have to uncompress the KNOPPIX file, make your mods, and then re-compress.  Probably your best bet is to use the mydsl system to grab the applications you want.  But I have to say that its going to be a chore to get a new version of FF to run on DSL at this point.  All the libs in the repository are quite old, even the GTK2 stuff. 

I've successfully compiled the latest Dillo in DSL, and it runs nicely.  But to get a newer build of a more full-featured browser in the system will take a lot of lib updates.   I've actually been hacking a webkit based browser that I'd like to get into DSL eventually.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 02:17:23 AM »

Thanks for replying, John!

I'll fill my days with other experiments but will try to keep track of DSL, I like it very much.

Thank you for your great effort & good luck with your goals!.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 07:06:46 PM »

 Huh
Even though I received a Warning that this post is an old one I've faith that John or someone else will read it shortly; if I'm wrong I'll repost it as a new thread later on.

The other day looked to my side & saw that old HP laptop that lacks a HDD & remembered the 64MB MuVo MP3 pendrive that holds DSL (old) & thought that a good span of time had past already since my last involvement with DSL or that laptop..., so here I'm.

The HP is working OK AWA the pendrive & the DSL inside. Is there something new in "browsers" within the last DSL released? Java is so widely used in websites that it has become something like a standard, so it should be included in recent releases (I already read about the vulnerabilities --it should be fixed or widely substituted by something else).

Thanks for any info around this!
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 06:12:33 PM »

 Kiss
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You could make a directory ("tmp" for example) and set FF
to download to it. This way, you still have what got downloaded.
insert a writable floppy in the floppy drive.
Mount the floppy using the mount tool.
then using the console (terminal) try:
cd tmp
cp -v * /mnt/auto/floppy
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Hope this was also helpful in a newbie sort of way.
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