Forum: User Feedback
started by: wrayal
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 21 2003,15:24I ordered my copy of DSL yesterday . Any ideas how long it will take to get to me (I live in Surrey, England)? Anyway, it looks great!
I don't know if I am going to be a regular on this forum, dont quite understand my school ICT rules. (Unfortuantely, ignorance is not an excuse, I could get banned for this post ;)
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 21 2003,15:49Please, anyone have any idea how long it will take? I ordered the 80mm round yesterday and live in Surrey, England.
Posted by vhangell on Sep. 21 2003,15:56Sorry I don't know since I download the ISO from ibiblio.org.
Downloading takes about 7-9hrs on my 56k modem.
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 21 2003,16:03Don't worry about it. Im at school at the moment, so I cant download. Is it worth it? I cant wait. Also, could you give me some details about the live aspect of it. I understand it runs from cd, but does anything need to be written to HD. New apps? Also, since Windows is based on readable partitions, are live cds not a safety risk, because you could simply mount the windows partition and read it freely?
Posted by -i- on Sep. 21 2003,16:15
it should be possible to use it even without a hardrive...
Posted by vhangell on Sep. 21 2003,16:23I have tried downloading at school but I cant burn it on cd since our administrator is VERY selfish. Downloading software is against our rules. Hehe
Is it worth it? Yeah, it is really worth it!
Aspects? hmm... You can run it on cd without installation, no need to install anything. Unless you want a hard drive install.
It has an mp3 player, a browser and it can be used as a linux boot/root disk. It is very useful for beginners/students who
are trying to learn linux since it can be used almost anywhere.
New Apps... see the site at < Applications >
DSL wont harm Windows partitions that for sure. Unless... You repartition using fdisk or make an ext2 filesystem on it deliberately .
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 21 2003,17:20No, I mean, if you use damn small Linux, and mount the windows partition, couldnt you just read anything you wanted? It seems like that might be a bit dangerous. Could I just insert the cd and have access to all partitions freely, albeit without write permission (No, this is not wiht a view to doing anything of the sort, just in theory ;)?
With the apps thing, I meant if you wanted to install something new to use with DSL, could you just have a small partition, or do it in the ram or something, or would you have to do a hard disk intstall.
I have one more question. My current laptop I am going to leave out in Germany where I have broadband (was going to say DSL, then realised it might cause confusion ;) to act as a webserver. It is running apache on Mandrake Linux. I am going to enable remote root logins. Using damn small, could I remote login from damn small to edit my webpage on a computer with an NE2000 card that otherwise runs XP? This would be very useful, because I will probably get a new laptop for christmas, and dont really want to install Linux on it. (I have a bad history with Linux/Windows dual boots ;)
Any help much appreciated!
Posted by John on Sep. 21 2003,18:19
Your CD is already in the mail.
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 21 2003,19:16Legendary, thanks very much!
BTW, I tried to e-mail you earlier, but I got an e-mail back saying the mail was undeliverable:
"It appears that the DNS operator for damnsmalllinux.org
has installed an invalid MX record with an IP address
instead of a domain name on the right hand side."
Once again, thanks!
Posted by John on Sep. 21 2003,20:19I've had a lot of mail problems lately, hopefully it will be cleared up soon.
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 21 2003,20:31Cool.
Sorry, last question, could I remote login (preferably as root) to a Linux machine if I connect the computer running damn small to the internet?
Sorry about all the questions!
Posted by John on Sep. 21 2003,21:08Thank you for the offer on site design, maybe down the road a bit. As to logging into a remote machine, DSL has SSH, VNC, and telnet (not secure) clients, so yeah.
Posted by y3kspoo on Sep. 22 2003,01:15[QUOTE]it should be possible to use it even without a hardrive
I have been using DSL on my computer for the last few weeks after the hard drive failed. DSL works great without the HD, as long as there is enough RAM. I am thinking of leaving DSL on that machine without the hard drive, it works so well.
Thank you for DSL!
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 22 2003,15:46Is that just telnet that is not secure, or all of them?
Anyway, with three clients, it doesn't exactly seem lacking ;)
Why not take 2 out, leave the one that you think is the best, to make room for other apps, amnd still keep it at 50mb?
Posted by wrayal on Sep. 24 2003,20:20Yay, DSL has arrived! And it really is awesome!
Sorry, thought I should share that with all of you ;)
Posted by soinsg on Sep. 24 2003,21:04Unusual time for the postman to arrive, zzz.