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Old 09-28-2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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Damn Small and Ubuntu


Do I have to put Damn Small Linux onto a CD after I have downloaded it as I seem unable to download and then use it, or can I download to a memory pen?
I have Ubuntu on CD but it seems slow to use. I don’t have a lot of ram but I do have 512 but maybe this is not enough?
Any information would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 08:33 AM   #2
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512 MB RAM should be plenty for Ubuntu. One reason it's slow is that whenever you ask it to run a program it will search the CD for that program.

If the DSL image is meant for a CD then the easiest thing to do is write it to a CD.
You can put it on a USB pen, but that requires more work and can get tricky if you haven't done it before; you also need a running Linux system to fix it up for a USB pen.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, would it be possible to advise me which is the best DSL download to go on CD as I have tried several downloads and none have been successful same as when I tried to download Linux some time ago, I got nothing and ended up buying a Ubuntu CD. As a matter of fact I have never yet done a successful Linux download.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/usb.html

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Last edited by loperz7; 10-10-2008 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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How are you doing your downloads? If you have WinDuhs you can get a version of "wget" for that and use it to download. Never use a browser to download large files; failure is almost a guarantee.

To use wget, find out what the URL is, then:

Code:
wget -c -H http://whatever.the.url/to/the/file.html
The "-c" means continue where left off and the "-H" gives you just the file without all the leading directories.
 
  


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