DSL{USB Install}

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Techno Child, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Techno Child

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    Hey guys,

    I was just looking over the previous linux thread (DSL was a suggestion for a laptop install) and I never heard of this program before...

    I got interested and read about it and visited their site, and they mentioned that you could install it to a usb drive.

    Would you basically just install it, and select the usb drive as the install directory?

    Anyone ever try this?

    -tc


    EDIT: btw.. i'm not talking about internet :D it's Damn Small Linux
     
  2. SPeedY_B

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    yeah, thanks speedy, just found that lol :D

    this is the coolest program there is... It would be pretty neat if it could boot from macs and pcs...

    Anyone use this yet? it has a built in webserver as well...

    -tc
     
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    Cool Information. May have to give it a try.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

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    You should (read: might) be able to boot it on the new Intel macs. :)
     
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    Yeah... but I don't have an intel yet :(

    This may be a really newbie question. But, why won't linux let you just save a file and when you reboot it's actually still saved? I realize that if you save a file to the ramdisk, it's only retained in that specific comp's ram. But when I go to save it in a specific directory (such as /KNOPPIX/) then it's not there after reboot...

    Also if I put files into the "/KNOPPIX/" directory on another os, I cannot access it from linux.

    When I installed another distro to hard drive, I never had this issue...

    -tc
     
  7. SPeedY_B

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    I've not used DSL for a while, however I imagine you'd need to save your files to a mounted disk. As all directories upon boot are (supposed) to be ram disks, i.e. destroyed at power down.

    If you can mount the usb stick, you'll have somewhere to save files.
     
  8. Techno Child

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    yeah.. that's what I was thinking, but if I have the usb stick running the os... shouldn't the folder /KNOPPIX be mounted WITH the stick? I have /hda1 and /hda2 mounted as well as /sva1 which would be the thumbdrive... (cd's not mounting for some reason :( ) but then if I access /sva1/KNOPPIX ..


    oh, I understand now... there must be another virtual folder called /KNOPPIX created upon startup... otherwise it should be under/sva1/KNOPPIX not just /KNOPPIX correct?
     
  9. SPeedY_B

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    That sounds about right to me :)
     
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    It would be so cool to set this thing up with google earth...

    *needs bigger jumpdrive*

    I don't see why it wouldn't work, DSL is based on debian and uses the Debian kernel, but which one?

    Anyone get a chance to play with it yet?
     
  11. SPeedY_B

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    Well here's the minimum requirements for Google Earth under Linux:

    I think it falls short on glibc ?