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Old 08-28-2004, 07:02 AM   #1
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Question How to install damn small linux???


Help me plz!

My PC cannot booting from CDROM, is there any way how to install damn small linux from Floppy drive?

I need the answer quicky.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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You can create a floppy to boot from.

From windows seek internet for the rawwrite program (rawwrite.exe ),that will create a boot floppy with the boot.img from the cd-rom.

Load the floppy and restart the computer ( select floppy as your first device )and you should see the DSL booting and seeking for cd-rom.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:20 PM   #3
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If you have a Linux system you can do "dd if=/path/to/imagefile of=/dev/fd0"
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:44 AM   #4
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what is the name of the imagefile?

they all are very small (<300kb)

i am not sure because under debian they are as big as an disk.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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Hmmm....in 0.7.x it was boot.img, but now they're using a different system...
I can only guess it's boot/isolinux/linux24 or minirt24.gz
 
Old 09-03-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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yes, there is a linux24, a minirt.gz and other very small files as isolinux.bin and isolinux.cfg, boot.img ....... .

i used rawrite2 under dos to copy linux24 to disk.
minirt.gz and the other files do not work at all.

after reboot the disk works fine for a while but after some seconds the disk hangs. There is no prompt to put in another disk.

I ve repeated the rawrite three times but it does not work.

Can i use the floppy image from debian, which worked well for debian?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 03:59 PM   #7
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oh...whoops. linux24 is the kernel =o)

The floppy boot image can be downloaded from the same place you got the ISO: boot-0.8.0.img
You may need to shorten the filename for rawrite to read it. Or if you have a Linux system, do "dd if=boot-0.8.0.img of=/dev/fd0"
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:39 AM   #8
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i do not have any running linux system

At www.damnsmalllinux i have not found any boot image.

The error message when booting from floppy with linux24 is:

0200
AX:0212
BX:6A00
CX:5001
DX:0000.
0200
AX:0212
BX:6A00
CX:5001
DX:0000...........

minirt24.gz dows not boot at all.

The gzipped version minirt24 is too big for a disk (4MB).

i do not know what to do. It's disgusting!
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:45 AM   #9
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Forget trying the files on the CD...I made an incorrect assumption. Go back to http://damnsmalllinux.org and click on a link to one of the download mirrors. The boot image is in the same directory as the CD image. Here's one: http://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distrib...small/current/

I haven't tried rawwrite with this, but at least one person has said he needed to change the filename to 8.3 format (8 characters + 3-character extension) in order to use it.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:43 PM   #10
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I have use rawwrite to create a floppy.

Image file is boot.img

New version of rawwrite works with all winxx even xp.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 02:02 PM   #11
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oh thanks a lot. i had been trying for 2 days.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:17 PM   #12
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Hello,
I created a bootdisk using boot-0.8.0.img that I downloaded from the net. When I start up the computer it detects the bootdisk but when it says loading kernel.... it never finishes.
The computer that I'm trying DSL on has the following specs:
486DX/2 Processor
16MB RAM
4X CD ROM
1GB HD

Would that be enough to run DSL and later install it onto the HD?

would appreciate your help
Thanks
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:23 AM   #13
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My boot-disk needs some time. Then there is a logo on the left upper corner. When this logo appears there are two possibilities:
1. Enter (standard boot)
2. options menu

If the logo do not appear, perhaps your floppy is not set up correctly in the BIOS.
Have you tried already another boot image from another distribution to be sure the floppy is set up correctly to handle disks with rawfiles on it?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:09 PM   #14
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I got to install DSL, it was a simple configuration in the BIOS something about shadowing
 
Old 09-10-2004, 04:06 AM   #15
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Talking

Thanks a lot for your replies......!

The problem is solved! Now I can using DSL on my PC!

Once again, thank you to those who helped me!
 
  


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