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hishulta 04-21-2011 02:53 AM

Need help to find a small and easy linux distro please.
 
Hello!
two things first, im newbie on linux and my english may not be so good, but i hope you will understand me.

Im searching for a distro thats fit me and my requirements.
1. I want to autostart firefox web browser.
2. Under 1gb size on the distro. Im gonna have it installed and runed from a sd card.
3. Fast boot.
4. I want to turn off screensaver and power saving mode.
5. 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
6. Noone splash screen when you boot the distro(for example, on puppy linux its a dog).
7. wireless must work.
8. The computer can be started without a mouse and keyboard.

So, is any one know a distro thats suits my requirements?

macemoneta 04-21-2011 03:17 AM

You've described pretty much any LiveCD-based distribution. Give a few a try, see which one you like. Here are a couple to get you started:

Fedora 15
Ubuntu 11.04

hishulta 04-21-2011 05:29 AM

I installed Fedora 10 KDE (X86_64)to my SD card using this guide: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install...using-windows/

But,when i boot fedora, i press tab, and press "Boot"
Then is stuck on a black screen with two lines ot text saying "r8169: eth0:link up"

What should i do?

macemoneta 04-21-2011 05:34 AM

Why use such an old release? You're looking at bugs that were fixed years ago.

hishulta 04-21-2011 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macemoneta (Post 4331379)
Why use such an old release? You're looking at bugs that were fixed years ago.

yeah, tell that...hehe

Will try a newer then, the newest altenative in the usb creator is:
Fedora 12 (i686)
Fedora 12 KDE (i686)
Fedora 12 (x86_64)
Fedora 12 KDE (x86_64)

What should i use?
The computer is a: http://pden.zotac.com/index.php?page...emart&Itemid=1

onebuck 04-21-2011 08:44 AM

Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

The LiveCD List is a good list. KNOPPIX LiveCD is one that will most likely recognize any current hardware therefore ease of use. Plus you will find diagnostic uses for KNOPPIX if trouble should pop it's head up.
:hattip:

hishulta 04-21-2011 09:10 AM

Ok,thanks. But what i have understand, if i want to install the distro to my sd card so i can save my settings and all.
It is realy a live distro i should use?

rokytnji 04-21-2011 09:21 AM

A SD card install I did ages ago.

http://yatsite.blogspot.com/2009/07/...s-eee-900.html

AntiX is up to version 11 now.

http://antix.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3051

You will basically have the choice of running Debian Stable, or Debian Testing, or Debian Unstable in /etc/apt/sources.list


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