Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: Aug. 10 2007,06:09
I needed a USB pendrive distro that I could use for administration and disaster recovery. I had heard good things about Damn Small, so I decided to try it.
Installing it to the pen drive was easy -- I followed the directions in the excellent wiki page.
I was delighted at how fast it booted and I liked the minimalist environment.
Then I tried to connect to the network, and found that neither the Broadcomm wired adapter or the IPW2200 adapter could be used (they weren't detected; they are detected in both Knoppix and Ubuntu).
So I said, "I don't need the Internet now, I'm just transferring some files". Then I found that jfs didn't work, and my system is JFS.
I'm a lot less impressed now than I was when I started.