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Old 05-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #1
nooby
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Slax,Porteus,Salix,CDLinux booting frugal advices needed.


I had CDL booted in frugal on NTFS and liked it but them have no forum in English.

Salix I was not intelligent enough to boot.

Porteus booted after me doing a radical change in boot code.

Is Salix that much better that I should try again or are they like clones to each other?

how I booted Porteus on the NTFS internal HDD in frugal install

title Porteus OS
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
kernel /porteusboot/vmlinuz rw
initrd /porteusboot/initrd.lz
boot

Maybe Salix boot as easily? Could you guys share how you boot Salix in frugal install on NTFS formatted internal HDD please!


When I tested Porteus then they recommended a more detailed boot code but that one gave error messages and failed to boot so I change to the one above. You most likely should have 0,0 instead of 0,3 porteus boot is the boot dir from the iso renamed to porteusboot to not mix it up with archiso boot and many other distros that also ahve their boot folders.

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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Why do you ask this in a Slackware forum? Your question has no relevance here.

Eric
 
Old 05-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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I did a search for Porteus and found threads here so I thought it was the right place.

Does it not say that they are slackware based? I ask a Mod to move it if there are better places for it.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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the porteus forum is the right place: this is not a forum to talk about all slackware derivatives, or we end up chatting about fedora too

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Old 05-02-2011, 11:32 AM   #5
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I've asked the Moderators to help me find the right place.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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I've read something about frugal installation. In fact it is the first time I've met with this. There is no appropriate forum - hey Jeremy create a forum for fugal installations. I googled some places. This is what I found:
1) CDLinux is based on Slackware 11.0. Seems it is rather old release. There can be problems for a support for devices.
2) Look at this for Puppy
http://www.puppylinux.com/hard-puppy.htm
3) Unetbootin - may help (google for its website)

Puppy seems to be most interesting cause it offers boot frugal install without changing bootloader - installation is booted from floppy (yeah, of course who has floppies this days). Other solutions will interfere your bootloader. Unetbootin offers uninstallation - it recover old bootloader.

Myself I will install a frugal on my Win2k (the last - and the first - good W$ system). For some tasks it is much more convenient than on a virtual machine.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #7
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Thanks igadoter, yes for some purpose frugal install works just great. Can be very practical indeed. I am active on Puppy Forum too so give puppy a chance.

I did write to the Moderators and ask them to move this thread to a better place.
Maybe they are totally bogged down protecting us from Spam and such. And take my request to move it next day when thing get more easy on them. So apology for us still being here.

igadoter, CDLinux worked great and so does Porteus and Archiso was not bad either.
I have so much more to learn. Puppy is the one easiest for me to use. Late at night here now so I probably turn in. Thanks for caring about me. Good luck using Puppy and do join Murga Puppy linux forum or ask in the puppy part of this LQ forum.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #8
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If you say so nooby I'll try both CDLinux and puppy. Never installed a frugal on NTFS. I hope that instead of the floppy boot I can use boot from USB. Wake up not from a floppy but from USB. CDLinux (emph. Slackware based!) is a bit more difficult for me. And, what most important I'm curious about CDLinux - it is the last 2.4.x kernel release (maybe I'm wrong). But you said it works great - a mystery for me or you are using old hardware.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 12:41 PM   #9
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I suggest you try the slax forum
http://www.slax.org/forum.php
There must be some people who asked similar questions

By the way I have a frugal install of several linux
live systems (slax, porteus, pmagic, RIPlinux, grml, knoppix,...)
on a linux partition.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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Puppy is designed with a frugal install as a possibility, so that would seem the obvious choice.

As you see, I'm a Salix fan, but I've never heard of it being installed to a Windows partition: you might be on your own there!
 
Old 05-03-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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Yes but so did some other linux distros set it up too. Knoppix. DSL being a smaller version of Knoppix. Many of the Slax allow it. Ubuntu seems to be odd man out not having frugal install.

But Ago on the Ubuntu Forum says that Wubi is a kind of frugal install but a loopmounted such so it is a file that has all it need inside itself. So that way you can make an exe file and inside it is ext3 instead? Using it in Windows you can just deletet it and install another with another distro on it. But Wubi seems to have been hard to set up. They need special versions for every distro so Mint did not recommend it for one of their versions it had too many bugs?

On the Dev of Ubuntu on user did suggest that Ubuntu should allow frugal install but them seems to have not responded in favor. One can boot Live version if one have Grub2 on an USB. I did that with three different ubuntus like Lubuntu, Peppermint and WattOS and PureOS? Also latest Ubuntu 11.04 booted that way. So fast and easy way to get to know how they behaved.

Only bad thing is that they can not save on the hdd. Most likely they can save things on the USB though if one create a Caspersave file on the usb in Ext2 or ext3?

To join each distro forum is not practical. If I want to test 75 distros then I need to join 75 forums. Why do that when the users of them are also active here at LinuxQuestions?

But had I know how strongly the Slackware people reacted I had tried to find other place sure. I thought them proud of that so many Slackware variants exists. Salix among the more known.
 
  


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