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emuostrich
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Setting Up DSL (Damn Small Linux)

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with this... I can boot DSL when in Windows when double clicking on the "dsl-pendrive" MS-DOS batch file that came with the dsl-3.2 embedded zip folder, but I do not understand how to set it up so that I can reboot in Linux... I am using a 1 gigabyte SanDisk Cruzer Micro with U3 and security enabled. If anyone could explain this to me in relatively simple terms it would be greatly appreciated!

-Adam

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Easy

Right-click onto your desktop ->Power down ->reboot.

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OK

I'll try that, thanks.

-Adam

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Adam

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Not working...

I tried rebooting from within the DSL emulation and it starts the process but stops at the line "Booting from hard disk" in the command prompt. Is there a reason for this or am I not waiting long enough? Also, how would it be possible (if it is at all) to update Firefox in DSL to version 2.0.0.2 (from version 0.9)?

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-Adam

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Adam

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I tried the same

with the same result.
Maybe its qemu / dsl 's mistake and for now you can only use the manual way (shutting it down; waiting for everything to close; restarting manually)
Maybe there is something about this "bug" on the dsl forums...

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What about the ISO...

I read somewhere that the embedded zip version of DSL works only for emulation within Windows or Linux; would it be possible to somehow "burn" the iso image (which can also be downloaded) to the USB drive, and would this allow me to boot only in DSL?

-Adam

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Adam

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Yes

That would work.
Then you would have a linux live cd to boot your PC with.
Its just a pitty that cds are so big and DSL is so small. Wink

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True...

I think I'll just stick with Ubuntu live CD

-Adam

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Adam

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Yes

Or the mother of all Linux live cds:
KNOPPIX.
It is really incredible, especially the DVD edition.

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Thanks

For the tip Biggrin

Thanks,

Adam

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