Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: May 29 2004,21:24
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 xsetup.sh 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: