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Old 03-06-2016, 07:42 AM   #31
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salix SUCKS !!!

never could change keyboard and finally kernel panic !!!

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Size compare?

Originally Posted by rng View Post
Another distribution worth trying may be Salix ( which is based on Slackware. I tried the Mate-desktop version with only 'Basic install' and then added whatever further software I needed. It works well. They also have Fluxbox version.
As you have it installed and configured, how much ram does it use, and how much disk does it take up?
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Originally Posted by BW-userx View Post

But when you can buy a 16GB for a lot less then a 8GB or 4GB ( when you can find a 4gb). I usally end up going 16GB and save a few dollars.


Yeah that is the nature of the beast. Final set up of saveFile so it can save any changes you've made then and in the furture. It's not a 'normal' procedure that people are use to doing when dealing with linux. For sure.

I just wiped a extra HardDrive (280GB) so I think I'll slap it on that and see what I see. Or put in VBox first.

thanks for the redirect to the link
Absolutely on the USB drive sizes! I've got a few old 4 GB drives that have "rescue" systems on them and they're perfect.
The hard drive in my Toshiba Satellite is about that same size as the one you just wiped and, like I did on my "Stinkpad", when I first loaded the Pup CD, I used GPartEd to chop it up into 40 - 50 GB partitions so I can use them to experiment with all manner of different OSes, so now, rather than dual boot with Windows 7, I've probably got a quintuple boot! Serves no real purpose but just to have some fun messing around with. Also, I reserve one special partition for saving any personal files, so if the OS takes a dump, no harm done --- I just reinstall it & my files are untouched.
I'll have to give FatDog another try; it's been quite a while since I looked at it. But I love a small, ultra light OS not as a rescue system only, but as my main working system. I'm an old fart, not interested in gaming at all, just researching information, media playing, writing, etc. and Puppy fills all my needs perfectly. And the way it makes these more modern computers scream with speed....well, it's addictive!
You're more than welcome for the link. If you ever find a way to put Austrumi on a partition on your hard drive, I'd be very appreciative to know how you did it! Thanks. --- The Reverend Bishop


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