Joined: Sep. 2007
||Posted: Oct. 28 2007,07:00
I'd sure like to try DSL but cannot seem to manage it. Everytime I download the ISO and burn it to a DVD it seems OK but.... When I try to boot it something seems to always be wrong. Once I got the DSL splash (??) screen but usually I get an error saying "no system" disc or something like that.
My bios seems a good one and I have it correctly set. (I think)
Only once has this proceedure worked for me. That was when I was trying Puppy Linux 2.15ce. Their later versions don't work for me and so far DSL won't either.
My 'puter is not old though the motherboard is no longer in production. It's something like a Nivida 8NF_. Can't remember. The chipset is AMD64.
I do not have any other OS working.
The "minimalist" idea seems good to me. And DSL seems perfect! A small box with a fanless board and some USB thingies. Low power draw, run it off a solar panel/battery. First though I'd sure like to know more about exactly what is happening when an ISO is present on a DVD. What exactly is supposed to be included in that? Why only sometimes does it work? Is it true that one should not download an ISO using that same OS?
The secondary reason for "evolving" to a small efficient linux OS is to become a more competent user. I need to understand the answer to my question, not just have it fixed for me. How can I, in my retirement, be a Linux/computer hobbiest if I can't even download and install a friggin OS?