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nooby

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 05:23    Post subject:  

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Took just a minute to get the menu.lst correct but working now.


Then I hope you would share that one with us. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 10:47    Post subject:  

Same here with me James. Waiting with baited breath in fact! I'll check the homepage but usually I get lost in a tangent reading and then forget why I'm there. lol! Far easier when someone writes, "This is what I did to get a frugal install and how it's written in the menu.lst..." and then I can replicate it to the "T" with 99.99% sucess. Nooby may remember having helped me in just such a proceedure a few years ago with another fork from SLAX which distro name eludes me at the moment ( Nimbus 2000 maybe? ).

But solely at your leisure James for sure! Far be it from us to presume upon your time! Embarassed

TIA.

Cheers/Amicalement,

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James C


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 11:33    Post subject:  

Eyes-Only wrote:
Same here with me James. Waiting with baited breath in fact! I'll check the homepage but usually I get lost in a tangent reading and then forget why I'm there. lol! Far easier when someone writes, "This is what I did to get a frugal install and how it's written in the menu.lst..." and then I can replicate it to the "T" with 99.99% sucess. Nooby may remember having helped me in just such a proceedure a few years ago with another fork from SLAX which distro name eludes me at the moment ( Nimbus 2000 maybe? ).

But solely at your leisure James for sure! Far be it from us to presume upon your time! Embarassed

TIA.

Cheers/Amicalement,

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I will probably boot that box sometime later today. Too much hardware ,,,,,, not enough time. Smile
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seaside

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:04    Post subject:  

I don't know if this is applicable to version2, but here's my grub menu for version 1.1

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title Porteus-v1.1-i486
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz from_dev=UUID:b28af40f-3652-4c51-af68-0df8f533f328 changes=/porteus/ vga=791 toroot autoexec=xconf; max_loop=256
initrd /boot/initrd.gz


This was a frugal install booted from a usb thumb drive. I found in this case that the UUID descriptor was necessary.

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s
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jakfish

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:19    Post subject: Semplice 3.0  

This is a great Linux, though I think nooby had trouble with a frugal install (and apparently 3.0 doesn't allow any persistence--it has to be a full install, I believe).

This thing is based on Sid Unstable, but except for a weird Bleachbit disaster, I find Semplice very sure of itself.

On the EEE 900, faster boot than even Lubuntu 12.10, maybe a one-second longer shut-down than Lubuntu.

Semplice has the bare minimum--current Chromium, Claws email, video/music--just enough to get you going. But a full Synaptic manager to choose apps. Openbox, whose simplicity I'm also enjoying.

Highly recommend it, for a full install.

Jake

Edit: for EEE users, I posted a little how-to for setup in Semplice forum, including a .conkyrc/screenshot. Conky is already installed in Semplice and aids the OS's uncluttered approach to Linux. Fancontrol works, too.
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James C


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:36    Post subject:  

Code:
title Porteus 2.0
  root (hd0,7)
  kernel /porteus/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk=1 vga=792 changes=porteus toroot autoexec=xconf
  initrd /porteus/boot/initrd.xz


Fairly similar but UUID not needed here.And looks like my install is in a directory "porteus". As long as it works..... Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 17:10    Post subject:  

Much appreciated I give it a try.
Thanks to both Seaside and James C

I test it on Tues(Wednesday most likely is busy Monday

Porteus and Slax is not exactly same. Porteus is
the community version of Slax and Slax is made
by the original dev. So they can be different maybe.
I will try both.

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 18:03    Post subject:  

Yeah... about Porteus... If you think the Puppy Package Manager is bizarre, have a go at the Porteus one: this one will bring about the ultimate confusion. Shocked

Besides, it has next to nothing in its 228 Mb, whereas Puppy has lots in +/- 2/3'rds of that.

So, bye-bye Porteus, to the land of reformatted bytes. Twisted Evil

BFN.

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nitehawk


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 18:36    Post subject:  

What I am looking for,.....is a small Debian-based distro (for somewhat older computers). I am trying to find something that is a lot like VectorLinux standard (but that is based on Debian, not Slackware). VectorLinux is just loaded with usable apps,...and comes with all the codecs already installed. Unfortunately, I just prefer Debian based stuff.

DreamLinux used to be pretty good (until it went RIP). Antix and CrunchBang are fair,..but rathar incomplete. I'm using CrunchBang right now,....but find it a bit frustrating in trying to get things done.

Being on dialup,....I can't do a lot of downloading to "fill-out" something as Spartan as Antix or CrunchBang. When I had the plain vanilla Debian DVDs,...I could put together a really nice little set-up that suited me and my various older computers. But I just don't want to spring for the upcoming 11 DVDs that Wheezy will have.

So do any of you know of a nice, small, Debian-based distro (on the same par as VectorLinux) that comes with something like Xfce, Lxde, etc.etc. ? So far I haven't seen anything besides Antix and CrunchBang (which are incomplete IMO).

.....and don't mention Xubuntu,....as it doesn't even have a way to setup dialup (unless you do a lot of fiddling and stuff). Besides,..it's an Ubuntu variant,...not pure Debian.

Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 18:54    Post subject:  

Might want to check out GALPon MiniNo.
http://minino.galpon.org/en/about

Wheezy with LXDE. I've only done a little live testing but everything appeared to work.

Code:
Minimum  requirements
Minimum requirements for daily use, including web surfing:
1.0 GHz processor
256 MB RAM
3,6 GB hard drive

Minimum requirements for a desktop, with little use of the web:
500Mhz processor
128Mb RAM
2,5 GB hard drive
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nitehawk


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 19:42    Post subject:  

James C..
That sounds pretty interesting! I can't download it right now (the dialup thingy). Have to wait until I'm at my daughter's place (she has the high speed internet). It'll be awhile until I can go anywhere just now, though (just had major surgery,..and will have another in about 3 weeks). Stuck at home with my old computers and dialup. (Thank goodness for Puppy.)

Maybe "OSDisk" or "ShopLinuxOnline.com" might have a CD I could order. It sounds like a little known distro,...so might be hard to find.
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 19:52    Post subject:  

Nitehawk, PM me your address and I'll send Minino to you on a CD-RW. My Internet's behaving tonight, so I can do that for you.
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 20:10    Post subject:  

Thanks for the offer, Star,....
But I wouldn't want you to go out of your way like that Laughing

...and if I am going to use a distro (like Puppy or some other) I want to make SURE it is something that I will also be able to get on my own in the future. Right now,..you can get a Puppy (and several different Puppies) from several online linux shops. And I can download one whenever I am able to be at my daughter's place, as well. So I know I can always get myself a Puppy (and I have several of the older ISOs as well,...like Puppy 431 etc. etc. etc.).

So thanks so much for the offer,...but guess I best stick with something that I could get for myself in the future, as well.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Mar 2013, 06:04    Post subject:  

nitehawk wrote:
Thanks for the offer, Star,....
But I wouldn't want you to go out of your way like that Laughing

...and if I am going to use a distro (like Puppy or some other) I want to make SURE it is something that I will also be able to get on my own in the future. Right now,..you can get a Puppy (and several different Puppies) from several online linux shops. And I can download one whenever I am able to be at my daughter's place, as well. So I know I can always get myself a Puppy (and I have several of the older ISOs as well,...like Puppy 431 etc. etc. etc.).

So thanks so much for the offer,...but guess I best stick with something that I could get for myself in the future, as well.


Hi nitehawk, good to see you here again.

Either Solus or Mint Debian sound like what you need; both Debian-based but loaded with applications. Not sure about the dialup support though.

Failing that, there's Swift which is based on Mint Debian. Only thing is, I don't think it's any better specced than AntiX which you've said isn't enough for you.

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Mar 2013, 06:36    Post subject:  

Other news; I've given up waiting for WattOS for the time being and have installed the new Openbox version of Manjaro 0.8.4 instead. It's lightweight in operation and the iso fits on a CD, but the downside of that compactness is that it's something of a "skeleton" system; you have to install any office software, browsers, flash etc. that you want, yourself as they don't come with the distro.

I also have trouble (in common with other Arch-based distros I've tried) with getting the locality set properly; it keeps on defaulting to the US keyboard instead of the UK one and giving me " instead of @ for example. I've been told the fix for it a while back, but as my gran used to say, I've slept since then. Smile

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