Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Jan. 10 2008,03:33
Yup, 76 gig. Just a usb case with a laptop drive. Doesn't seem to want to boot even with the bios set to boot from it because it's slow to register but I simply use a floppy or CD and the fromusb option to boot up. Haven't tested it with other boxes yet but assume I will have to carry a floppy and/or CD with me.
Whatever, I went back and shrunk the sda1 partition down quite a bit, added a little swap partition and partitioned the remainder as ext3 and that gives me enough room to backup my home from my fed 8 box. Double duty.
Perhaps the size of the drive was involved in the format problem. I reproduced the same problem several times and, as I said, I even did a format in Fedora 8 but when I booted up SystemRescueCD, qtparted showed the ext2 partition but the filesystem of sda1 was "unknown", just as it showed after DSL did it's install routine. Qtparted had no problem formatting it though. Perhaps it's simply a unique hardware situation.
Whatever, DSL is up and running and runs very well. I haven't used DSL since the v1 series, when I used it on a boat anchor laptop. It worked well, even then. The laptop up and died though before I made much use of it.
Great job. Really slick.
DSL v4.2.2 USB-HD Install