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Old 03-29-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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Smile Installing


Hey guys im new to the whole Linux thing and i was wondering how do i install DSL on a USB Drive so i can later boot up and install it on my hdd? Or is there a way to install it via Windows XP ? .Btw i have a laptop, Toshiba Satellite.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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Check out the DSL pages.

USB pen drive linux
 
Old 03-30-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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Well i followed the guide and it booted into the USB and what not but now when booting it gets stuck on this.

View My Video

This is a short video of my issue.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 01:43 AM   #4
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You can also run DSL embedded, simple download right on the site runs DSL in a Window
 
Old 03-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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Did you see the video? I need help doing that, i do not want to run it embedded.I would like to install it on my HDD as a separate OS. Help please?
 
Old 03-30-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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First the Bad News-I have a Toshiba 7000CT and have never gotten DSL to load without freezing....As a matter of fact it freezes at exactly that same spot!
Putting DSL on USB is easy but there are some things to remember-
DSL installed to HD has it's pro's and con's-

If you apt-get the wrong program or do any number of things it might "break" the system.From the website-

"Now for the warning:
Damn Small is not derived purely from Debian, if you 'apt-get install' the wrong application you may break something, for instance, the X servers."

DSL is better as a frugal install...

If you are hard-bent on DSL HD install and DSL won't load or install right-try either Feather Linux-
( http://featherlinux.berlios.de/ )
Or DSL-N
( http://damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-n/ )

I know that's not what you want but I successfully booted, loaded and installed DSL-N to my Toshiba-I don't know why DSL freezes and DSL-N doesn't as they are almost the same...

You might want to try "Billix"
( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/ )
It has DSL and other stuff too-It'll probably still freeze though-just try every "cheat-code" you can.

Tell us more about the exact issues DSL is having on the laptop?

Also, I will tell you how to put DSL/DSL-N/Feather on USB if your still interested, you can also exchange either DSL-N/Feather with DSL in the Billix Distro.

Does your Toshiba boot from USB or do you have a boot-floppy?

Last edited by linus72; 03-30-2009 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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My Toshiba can Boot from a USB. I personally wanted to install DSL because i saw a friend of mine do it on a HP laptop and he installed it on the HDD. It was amazing and he even got World of Warcraft to run on it. I just want something that runs lighter than WinXPMedia but when i saw DSL i fell in love, it was amazing how fast it was running on just 128MB OF RAM !
 
Old 03-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #8
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Do you have a floppy drive?
You cantry a network internet "poor man's install" and then do a HD install.
It's called "frugal_lite.sh" see this article-
( http://damnsmalllinux.org/network-install.html )
Right-click on this link and select "save as"
( http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...frugal_lite.sh )
Here's the DSL mirror-
( http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...small/current/ )
If you don't have a floppy drive we can do the netinstall via USB.
Try "rootdelay=10" at the boot line as one of the Append options/cheats.

Last edited by linus72; 03-30-2009 at 07:52 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 09:55 AM   #9
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No i do not have a floppy drive on any of my computers, and the one that did have it died.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 03:40 PM   #10
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OK-you have a USB port you can boot from?
If you have a USB port that will boot your OK.
Now, download my new MultiDistro "LinuxLive-Beta-USB" here-
( http://www.webfilehost.com/?mode=viewupload&id=1508286 )
It has alot of stuff and I made it after you mentioned you couldn't get DSL to work on your 'puter.
It will probably still freeze though-but DSL-N won't freeze-that's odd isn't it?
They are almost the same-so I don't know why DSL freezes and DSL-N doesn't?
So-try to install Feather/DSL-N or one of the others on the LinuxLive-Beta-USB I made.
There is a reason DSL freezes and no one seems to know why...?
I have seen this complaint here often with DSL and Toshiba laptops.
I love DSL too and wish I could install it to my Toshiba 7000CT.
If you do get DSL-N to install right, after reboot it wouldn't load "X" right, so you will probably have to edit a config file.
Also see my post about multidistro if your interested-start at "reply #61"
The "LinuxToolz-Beta" download is at "reply #80" and LinuxLive-Beta-USB is at "reply #91"
Report back whether or not you installed DSL/DSL-N, etc.
Note also that if DSL/DSL-N/Feather can't find the KNOPPIX image, try just using the DSL/DSL-N/Feather distro by itself-not my Multidistro but DSL-N on USB alone...

Last edited by linus72; 04-01-2009 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 12:37 AM   #11
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How can i trust that download?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 07:15 AM   #12
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Yeah-your right-there may be an intergalactic virus in there...
 
Old 04-04-2009, 08:52 AM   #13
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Oh come on man in all seriousness !I really want to install this OS.
 
  


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