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  • SLAX as a bootable OS ???

    Does anyone use SLAX as an OS ??

    I have been trying to get it to boot with the USB DVD, but can't get it to work.
    It looks like a good OS thats small and will run windows apps. Looks like the whole thing fits on half of a CD, which leaves the other half for applications.
    Would be great on a CF card too.
    Seems like a good alternative to the XP Embedded cost since this is FREE.

    Anyway, looking for others that use this

    Here's the url : http://slax.linux-live.org/

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    i cant see mention of a windows emu on the site ( i may have missed it though, i did glance over it quickly)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by thecommiser
      i cant see mention of a windows emu on the site ( i may have missed it though, i did glance over it quickly)
      neither can i :S

      [edit]nevermind its under modules

      got this from the site:

      Wine 20040914 (7.3 MB) other
      Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.
      Wine allows you to run many Windows applications under Linux.
      [/edit]
      my destinator map resource down permanently

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      • #4
        yeah, thats it - Wine

        gonna try hooking up another slim-slot dvd, this time an internal ide ( panasonic ) and see if it will boot to cd

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        • #5
          yeah but i doubt if it will work for me, as i want centrafuse :P but will try anyways, downloaded the iso just now
          my destinator map resource down permanently

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          • #6
            ugh bloat. it runs gayde..err KDE. put blackbox or fluxbox on there and i'll be happy
            CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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            • #7
              Worth noting: Wine is very quirky and selective when it comes to the programs it will run. You may have luck and you may not. If it does choose to run your program, expect it to run marginally slower. The good news is that Mono is still working on the .NET implementation, when this is done we should see great support for the next generation of Window applications.

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              • #8
                Wine is not that bad, it just has to be configured 100% correct otherwise it may be quircky like you say. As for slower, im not too sure about all of that. I ran mIRC with invision script faster than it ran on my winboxen.
                Crouching Tiger, Drunken Kitty

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                • #9
                  Try checking your boot options. You'll need your USB port set as a boot option before your Hard Drive.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cheerio
                    Wine is not that bad, it just has to be configured 100% correct otherwise it may be quircky like you say. As for slower, im not too sure about all of that. I ran mIRC with invision script faster than it ran on my winboxen.
                    Yes, but more intensive programs such as Adobe Photoshop run noticably slower. Perhaps this because I'm running a Win32 Emulator in a 32-bit chroot on my 64-bit Linux.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Don 944 LA
                      Does anyone use SLAX as an OS ??

                      I have been trying to get it to boot with the USB DVD, but can't get it to work.
                      It looks like a good OS thats small and will run windows apps. Looks like the whole thing fits on half of a CD, which leaves the other half for applications.
                      Would be great on a CF card too.
                      Seems like a good alternative to the XP Embedded cost since this is FREE.

                      Anyway, looking for others that use this

                      Here's the url : http://slax.linux-live.org/
                      i'm currently using XP for testing, but plan on using linux/ramdisk. the easiest linux i've seen for this is dsl (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/) but would obviously require re-rolling your app set unless you want desktop stuff in your car.

                      so far my testing tells me that inverters suck for powering carputers and my motherboard is a total pain. before i screw with the linux part, i need to get my damned hardware solid.
                      3g Eclipse - VIA M10000/512M Ram
                      7"WideScreen - XM SkyFi1 - ipod - LinksysWiFi
                      NetStumbler / Delorme GPS+Maps / Itunes
                      05 Magnum - AVIC-N2 - xbox

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