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first, did you do a frugal-grub install or frugal-lilo install or dsl to hd install?
below is for frugal-grub install
OK, DSL is pretty cool, but needs to initially be told where to save it's Mydsl apps/settings to.
So, I would need to know the output of "fdisk -l" in a root shell, from the menu.
just enter fdisk -l in root terminal.
assuming you are using grub frugal-install, use "nano" to open your menu.lst and add bootcodes
to it. Mount hda1 at desktop, it might already be, and open root terminal and enter.
Your menu.lst should pop-up.
add this to the kernel line "restore=hda1 mydsl=hda1 home=hda1 opt=hda1"
to use nano the commands are at bottom of screen. ^X means cntrl+x
so, to save after editing, press control + o to save and control + x to quit
that's a little o and a little x.
then reboot and dsl will create those folders in hda1, open the apps browser and start downloading and apps will be deposited in hda1/mydsl folder.
full bootcodes here
Tinycore is the new DSL, made by the guy who made MyDSL.
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