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Old 07-30-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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Installing DSL on 100mb iomega zip disk


I have an old system (P4 2ghz, 512mb ram) that I want to run F@H on and I dont have a HDD or permenant cd drive (can borrow one for install) in it.

Is it easily possible (im a linux noob ) and how much room would be left over after install?
 
Old 07-30-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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Boot from a USB pen drive
Right from there home page, so it would seem that yes you could use the zip drive.
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DSL is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

So it would seem like you would have 50MB left, but you still have to download F@H, and I am not sure how big that is. Haven't run it for awhile.

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I have an old system (P4 2ghz, 512mb ram)

An old system? If you don't want it, could you send it my way? I have extra hardrives and could put it to good use.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 09:07 AM   #3
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So it would seem like you would have 50MB left, but you still have to download F@H, and I am not sure how big that is. Haven't run it for awhile.
F@H is much less than 50mb.

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An old system? If you don't want it, could you send it my way? I have extra hardrives and could put it to good use.
I'm not shipping it from the UK.



Noob question - how do i mount and read a zip disk in dsl?
 
Old 08-06-2006, 03:22 PM   #4
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If the system isn't too old to boot from USB, burn the .ISO to a cd, then install that on the flashdrive(pendrive) and boot computer from USB. Not all motherboards support this, however.
 
  


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