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Old 05-21-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Fastest way to boot linux.


Hi folks,

I have a partition of mp3s. Mandrake takes about 40 seconds to boot up, but when I just want to listen to music, I'd like another distro which boots up faster and just has the necessary libraries to play mp3s.

Is it easy to install DamnSmallLinux on a partition? It boots from CD in 15 seconds! If anyone knows of a better / different option to DamnSmallLinux, I'd like to know too.

I probably will be wanting just the X server, ALSA and XMMS.

Thanks a lot,
unholy
 
Old 05-21-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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Never used DSL, but my Slack takes 30 sec to boot under XFce.
You can gain time removing the log's stuff, moving the ldconfig in the shutdown script and some other things as network. Recompile your kernel in minimal way. Make your /etc/fstab lite.

You can also take a look at some text-based mp3 players like amp, in order to put'em in the startup script

------------------------Edit:
I found that:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...ry/l-boot.html

Last edited by Linux.tar.gz; 12-22-2004 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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Cheers linux.tar.gz. Plenty of tips there!

Regards,

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Old 05-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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unholy

you may find this useful

http://www.geexbox.org/en/index.html

Pete
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:34 AM   #5
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Thanks Pete,

That looks great, it can be installed to the hd too. I'm going to give it a whirl.

Thanks again!

unholy
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:33 AM   #6
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Re: Fastest way to boot linux.

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Originally posted by unholy
Is it easy to install DamnSmallLinux on a partition?
You've probably got enough answers now, but you can find the installation notes here.

It does seem pretty straight forward :)

Steve
 
  


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