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Old 06-14-2004, 02:39 AM   #31
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And this after having successfully copied the files to hda1? I have a feeling you may still be having problems with file corruption, possibly from running out of space on hda3. 100MB is barely enough to hold it.
I may have a another soltuion for you though. the other day I found an old distro called WinLin9x based on Monkey/Mu/Slackware3.3. Slick linux.exe package that runs windows setup to install the files on C:, put a shortcut on the desktop, and entries in the start menu.
It has X and fvwm95 and supposedly will run in 4MB RAM with 8MB Swap, which it will create on boot-up if it doesn't find sufficient RAM. It installs to about 18MB! And needs no configuartion for X sinces it uses svga server. kernel 2.0.30 and xfree86 3.3
Anyway, there's still a little fat in it that I'm going to take out and then I'm going to package it as a regular zip file and also split the zip file ointo floppy-sized chunks. it should be about 4-7 floppies or so. Maybe I'll throw an extra something back in. Anyway, I'll make this available to to you on www.amigolinux.org .
I have several tiny Slack-compatibles there(smallest 20MB), but I think this new little one is the only one that would work for you. Give me a couple of days.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 02:01 PM   #32
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i actually saw this page before... It looked interesting, but got me kinda discouraged when i saw the supposed requirement was 16MB of Ram. But if i can run it from windows then put it on it's own partition, then i think that's fine by me. I'd like to know how much i should set aside for the partition. Also... i'd like to know what steps are necessary to have this thing let me create and compile C++ scripts. (and also have the kernel language be bash!!) Thanks for all the help! I really appreciate it!
 
Old 06-15-2004, 01:32 AM   #33
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Do you have windows running on this same machine? How did you get ZipSlack on there.
Last night I tried this minilinux with 8MB RAM and it works great, i can't test with 4MB as I don't have it, but I think it may work.
You'd need to upgrade it a bit and install the compiler.
can you work with the 8MB zip file or do I need to split it into floppy chunks? If so, how exactly do you unzip? the answer may effect the way I split the file.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:01 PM   #34
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You'll find minilin33.zip on my download page. hope it works for you.
www.amigolinux.org/download/index.htm
 
  


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