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Old 03-29-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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small desktops.


I am wanting to run some live cds but the hardware that I am planning to run this on are P2s. I can't really use GNOME or KDE. What are my choices and what do you think about them? I have heard of flubox and blackbox but that is it.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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I've had the best luck with Damn Small Linux on underpowered PIIs. It uses XFCE as its desktop and does a pretty good job at hardware detection.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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best use dsl(damn small linux) as leadsling has just proposed, this is less then 50 mb so it should work perfectly on a ps2.

edit: managed to make typo in 3 letter word :s
 
Old 03-29-2006, 01:34 PM   #4
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I've had the best luck with Damn Small Linux on underpowered PIIs. It uses XFCE as its desktop and does a pretty good job at hardware detection.
Unless you're using a remaster or a DSL derivative, then it uses Fluxbox stable...always has.

Other light WMs...
icewm (not really "light", but light for a user-friendly desktop)
evilwm (very minimal)
twm
jwm
ratpoison (keyboard driven)
wmii (mostly keyboard driven)


http://xwinman.org/
There's a lot of good stuff in "others"
 
Old 03-29-2006, 04:24 PM   #5
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roofninja try PuppyOS. 60 megs and very easy to use.

go to: puppylinux.org. There you can find out all you need to know.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 08:45 AM   #6
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roofninja try PuppyOS. 60 megs and very easy to use.

go to: puppylinux.org. There you can find out all you need to know.
I have DSL and SLAX but I am having trouble with USB. I was hoping to have more luck with USB. I will give it a try. Thanks.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 07:53 PM   #7
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roofninja, is your computer capable of botting from USB? My P2 isn't, cause it's too old. You can however use a boot floppy to boot Puppy form USB, and hard drive.
If you just want access to the USB pen drive, puppy can do that very easily.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 02:10 PM   #8
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roofninja, is your computer capable of botting from USB? My P2 isn't, cause it's too old. You can however use a boot floppy to boot Puppy form USB, and hard drive.
If you just want access to the USB pen drive, puppy can do that very easily.
Thanks for you help. Yeah, P2s don't boot to USB but that is the only way I have to save data and transfer them to another PC. I did give puppy linux a test and I didn't like it. I did however, figure out my problem with SLAX and DSL. Now that I know what I was doing wrong I really like SLAX and I am adding it to my collection of tech CDs. I will later do some post about SLAX in the slackware forum. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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