Originally Posted by neonsignal
DSL uses an old kernel (2.4 series) as a way of saving space; this is likely to make it complicated to upgrade ndiswrapper
There was another variant called DSL-N
(Damn Small Linux-Not). It isn't quite as cut down as DSL, but it has a 2.6 series kernel and is perhaps a better option for systems that need more recent drivers.
Unfortunately there seems to be a lack of development on DamnSmallLinux over the past couple of years, so it is time to consider other alternatives.
is popular amongst the light distros (and has an active community). Tiny Core Linux
is also impressively small.
I already has implemented Puppy on an sub stick for a standalone system: but too fat for my old PC.
I moved to the latest released Tiny Core.
Good. Is like putting nitro into an old engine (few quantity, explosive reaction).
The Fritz USB Wlan 057c:5601 still not running.
I am still trying.
my Fritz USB WLAN is running on TinyCoreLinux with ndiswrapper.
Very good. My PC seems quicker now with Opera webbrowser in TinyCore than Windows98. I will try now to improve the hardware: put an USB 2.0 Card in the PC then connect the Fritz WLAN USB in the USB2.0. It should be quicker than the mainboard USB 1.1.
So, this thread is CLOSED.