DSL Linux ... Whoooa
I have just been playing around with Damn Small Linux (DSL).
It can either be run from a live CD (40mb business card even) or installed as a live system, or full system.
It needs very little memory and it is VERY VERY FAST.
I booted using the live CD with the "toram" function ( copies everything to ram) and it just smoked.
I also have been using Suse 10 which is very bloated, and either Slax/Slampp/Slackware on an old 233mhz MMX for a server.
I'll probably switch the server to run DSL.
I would recommend to everyone to check it out. You can run everything off the CD or Memory without disturbing your main system.
Any links?? Sounds interesting
**Edit - scrub that - googled **
ill second u on dsl im new to linux and ive been struggling with it however dsl seems simple even to me, i just did a frugal install to the hdd (like making the hdd the cd) this is perfect for use with cf cards or usb keys and the software is solid, theres also a full on support forum, Its so good iv replaced my suse 10 install with it :) 2.2b is the latest just get the iso image n burn that to cd. all installs can be done from the cd.
well i just crossed over the line to linux -- using suse10 i dl it a while back but never did anything till tonight --- rinning on a epia 800 with 640ram had some problems with windows loading so i said what the heck ill try this --- seems cool but im sure it will take a little time
as far as the dsl i looked at it a while back but i could never get it to load up to my 128 mb stick drive i may look into it again -- i have a 6 gig laptop drive with an ide adapter --- the only thing i really want this epia to do is gps and mp3's i could care less about the movies right now as i have a htpc thats wizzing away rightnow--- i could transfer a few back and forth here and there if i wanted to --- maby
ill be reading all the linux post as im sure there are a lot of folks whit a lot of info ill be needing!!!
I haven't played with DSL yet, but I'd like to. I just want to get everything up and running first so I can figure out what packages I need. Then I'll worry about stripping my installation down.
I have done a LSF install before though. Good to see all the Linuxites
I'd like to third the nomination. I checked it out because of this post and it boots and runs so fast, I couldn't believe it. He did a really nice job.
Basically it's just a cut back version of knoppix if I remember right. Knoppix is based off of Debian.
So, it's just a really small version of Debian. :) I know that apt-get commands still work on DSL, which is cool.
I'm in the process of building a jukebox for my boss that's based off of DSL. So far, it all takes up about 100mb. Not bad for a full web interface and database behind the scenes. It's still not perfect though.
Check out http://www.ampache.org/ for the jukebox side of things.
I'm having problems getting a BitTorrent client to work on it.
Something about not being "root" to install ...
guess I gotta create some users.
I may run this on my next off-shore server since it's so fast and will only need to do "specific" things
yes, you must be logged in as root, or as a user who has permissions to access whatever package manager is used by DSL. If it doesn't have one then you need to download the source and do a:
# ./configure or # ./make config
# make install
That is the normal routine at least. You can also use the sudo command to get temporary root access.
EDIT: Btw, I plan to switch my player from Gentoo to DSL or an LFS. I just want to get my system complete first so I know exactly what components I need to install.