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Old 01-11-2017, 10:48 AM   #16
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I think I will have to give up. Puppy Linux seems to be lightweight but its a single user installation and that user is root so can't install that. I will have a look at Slitaz.
 
Old 01-11-2017, 12:02 PM   #17
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I think I will have to give up. Puppy Linux seems to be lightweight but its a single user installation and that user is root so can't install that. I will have a look at Slitaz.
yo u got 64bit?

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Fatdog64 Linux is a small yet versatile 64-bit multi-user Linux distribution. Originally created as a "fatter" (=more built-in applications) derivative of Puppy Linux, Fatdog has grown to become an independent, mature 64-bit Linux distribution while still keeping true to Puppy Linux spirit: small, fast and efficient.
 
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colorpurple corrected the entry I posted earlier in his post #8. So if I understand, you can now boot TinyCore but no GUI, correct? Which version did you install? At the link below, you can see that the 11MB download has no GUI but the 16MB does.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html

If you are still interested in trying Tiny Core, you might take a look at their install page at the link below, specifically with regard to boot codes.

http://tinycorelinux.net/install.html
 
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If Yancek's above point (promising lead, IMHO) doesn't pan out, I concur with BW-userx with respect to FatDog. I used it quite a bit several years ago - didn't know it was now multi-user. A good alternative.

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This thread seems related: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...on-4175596960/
 
Old 01-12-2017, 12:15 AM   #21
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Yes I am using a 64Bit processor. I will give Fatdog64 a try.

@yancek

I downloaded this image
 
Old 01-12-2017, 05:56 AM   #22
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I am downloading Fatdog64 atm. Can I use dd to write the image to usb or do I need unetbootin ?

Edit: I found its a hybrid image. Sorry for the trouble.

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The link you posted shows you did download the 16MB version which should have had a GUI. I've never installed Tiny Core so don't know what the problem might have been. Good luck With FatDog.
 
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Yes I am using a 64Bit processor. I will give Fatdog64 a try.

@yancek

I downloaded this image
in case
  1. http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web...harddrive.html
  2. ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/...lashdrive.html
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S5ruNWtiSg
  4. http://my-techno-arena.blogspot.com/...64-64-bit.html
you run into a snag while trying to get FATDOG64 onto a USB Stick or a Hard Drive.
 
Old 01-12-2017, 09:46 AM   #25
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I have installed slacko64-6.3.0.iso coz its probably more lightweight than Fatdog64. My main goal here is t make my old PC as responsive as possible. I read several articles saying that Puppy is a secure distro despite being root only.

My next step is t learn the package management of Slako Puppy.
 
  


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