Joined: Aug. 2005
||Posted: Aug. 16 2005,15:19
Iím a Linux newbie, and I was looking for a small linux distro that I could run on a Windows PC without leaving a trace, as I want to use it on my work machine when I have time to spare at work . My company monitors our machines and the applications installed on them, OS installed and itís version, and a whole lot of other things .
DSL was a godsend, it has everything I wanted, I could run it without installing anything on my PC, and it does not show anywhere on my Windows system, but for my use it was a little too smart! It auto detected my network settings and got connected to my companyís network (a big oops!). I want to be completely invisible to my company when running DSL, nothing more than running a command line in a Command Prompt window. So I have 4 questions:
1- Is there a way to disable networking hardware detecting at boot in DSL so there is no network detecting to start with?
2- What other things do I need to watch for to be completely hidden?
3- Is there a way to start DSL in text mode (runlevel 2 or 3, Iím not sure)?
4- Is there other linux images that I can download to use with DSL?
I want to use DSL to learn the basics of Linux, and experiment with its commands, but without touching the windows system.
Please forgive my questions if they seam to be too basic, Iím a newbie after all