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Old 07-20-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Sneaky linux preaching via DSL


If you have a friend who is constantly calling you over fix a windows box (that [god forbid] has AOL on it), give them a DSL cd.

My best friend has a box that her mom REFUSES (as in with yelling) to let us remove AOL from. So whenever it's being "stupid" she can pop in that cd, reboot, and myspace all day bug free.

Just an idea I thought of a while ago, which works great.

 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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AOL = Always Off Line
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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does it have to be a 'dsl cd'? can it be a floppy?

i have an old hp omnibook with a floppy slot only, is it poss to save to a floppy and run live?

is there anyone in south florida that could help me? i'm in boca raton, if anyones close enough and willing to help me get this thing going i can barter a couple cab rides in gratitude!

want to get this old machine running to give it to someone in panama who otherwise couldn't afford a computer, but i don't want to send something that's not functional...

thanks if anyone sees this and can help

newmike
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:21 AM   #4
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i have an old hp omnibook with a floppy slot only, is it poss to save to a floppy and run live?

is there anyone in south florida that could help me? i'm in boca raton, if anyones close enough and willing to help me get this thing going i can barter a couple cab rides in gratitude!

want to get this old machine running to give it to someone in panama who otherwise couldn't afford a computer, but i don't want to send something that's not functional...

thanks if anyone sees this and can help

newmike
1.44MB is hardly enough space to run much from. There are some 'rescue' floppies out there, but there won't be any real daily use for it. If I've misunderstood your question, please do correct me.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:23 PM   #5
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Yank the hard drive out and put it in another laptop, load linux on it, and put it back. You might have to just through some configuration hoops to do it though. Don't expect to run anything fancy on it though.
 
  


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