Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Jan. 26 2008,13:13
If you don't want to mess about with your partitions, an option is not to install dsl at all. Most of us don't.. Just run it from livecd as nature (and John and Robert) intended.
Have you got a decent amount of ram? If so, boot off the livecd with the toram option. Then you an remove the cd from the drive, since all of dsl is then running from ramdisk. I've always run it that way, only experimenting with hd etc installs occasionally. It's a great way to run it, fast as hell.
If running on anything but a vintage machine, you can probably alo use the dma boot option to enable dma acceleration for your drives.
Or: do an install to a pendrive.
Read the info file that no-one reads when dsl first boots.
If you must install to disk: Do a frugal install. Many advantages.