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i've got an old laptop that I want to hook up to my stereo and use to play my mp3's.
the laptop is slow but it will run xp so specs are ok(ish).
what would be the best linux os to install that will:
1) boot quickly
2) support usb external drives (where my mp3's are stored)
3) run a music player (winamp preferred but thats just what i'm used to. something similar will be just as good)
4) use as little power as possble
something that would let me control it remotely using my vista laptop would be a great bonus but not essential.
You can try the Knoppix LiveCD, known for good hardware support and the ability to be installed on a hard disk. For lightweight system DamnSmallLinux (DSL) and Slackware seem to be good choice, but there is no reason why you could not use Fedora, Suse or Debian when keeping the number of installed packages low (not installing the unneeded stuff).
Did you follow these instructions for the install?
didn't see any of this. cheers for the link. i've downloaded the file but i dont really know what to do with it now.
if i get this on to a floppy disk, can i run the crunchbang from the live cd and run the download from inside cb and is the download like a windows exe file. do i just double click and it will do its thing?
(sorry for being dense. my first time using anything other than windows)
Okio, you could try Open SusE just make sure to install only necessary packages. For Music Players Open Suse comes with Amarok and from the DVD you could install Banshee. Try downloading the live CD first and see if you like it.
Good Luck! ! !
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 14.2
i dont really know what to do with it now.
Open a command prompt, you need the system booted with some lice CD. Do a 'cd tothedirectorywherethefileis'
Run the command 'chmod +x crunchbang-installer-8.10.02.sh' This will change the file to executable. Any time you down load any file in linux, it will store the file as non-executable, even if it is a program file, or in this case a script file ( like a .bat file in wondoze ).
Run this command 'sudo ./crunchbang-installer-8.10.02.sh'. The sudo part asks the system for root privileges. The ./ says run it from the current directory, don't look elsewhere. The rest is the name of the now executable script file.
The file should instruct, and guide you through the install.