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Posted: May 28 2004,04:43 QUOTE

Hi John.

I was wondering if you could add a boot option that turned off the myDSL packages. If I have to boot up a system with limited resources, I don't want my firefox install taking up room on the ramdrive. I don't want to carry two versions of the boot cd with me. One base, and one custom.

something like this maybe:

Keep up the good work.
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John Offline

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Posted: May 28 2004,05:22 QUOTE

pvb, Robert has already put some time into this, expect that option in 0.7.1.

cbagger01, we're all looking forward to them.
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Posted: May 29 2004,05:18 QUOTE

If I could get my hands on another PC, I'd gladly put in time on this.

However, the last time I did, I ended up with an extension that didn't work - you'd install it, and then it wouldn't work.  =\  Looks like Java's still gotta be downloaded...


73, VE6MSP

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Posted: May 29 2004,15:12 QUOTE

Well, don't quit now !!

Sounds like you've already made progress on it...
If you can install it, you can rebuild it into a .dsl extension...

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Posted: May 29 2004,21:24 QUOTE

About using DSL with Dell computers.
I have one, and for some reason, if you put a /knoppix folder on the hard drive,
a boot floppy cannot find it.
Dell uses /dev/hde2 for winXP, and /dev/hde1 for the restore (accessed by the cd dell gives you)
Apparently Knoppix cannot find the /knoppix on /dev/hde2.
Could it be that Microsoft and Dell came up with this setup so no Knoppix could
be run in this manner?
Not to worry, one can still boot from the Damn Small CD, and then "knoppix restore toram" for maximum performance. That will prevent the Damn Small CD from being ejected each time you power down. Just set the boot order to CDROM->Hard Drive
I do this anyway, as it is faster on machines that have enough ram than booting from a floppy to access a /knoppix folder on the hard drive.
Also, there is a dsl extension (somewhere) that allows a /home/damnsmall/.xserverrc to be automatically placed in /home/damnsmall so you do not have to do the choices each time you boot the Dell.
(Xserver, mouse, screen size and resolution)
This can also be done in a remaster.

Rapidweather Remaster of DSL:
Rapidweather Remaster of Knoppix Linux:
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