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peebee


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jan 2014, 10:02    Post subject:  

mcewanw wrote:
Been trying out the latest Slitaz-rolling download. Absolutely amazing distribution. Openbox WM and lots of LXDE components, well-behaved Midori browser. So much in such a small download and very pleasant to use. Of course, you are limited to its package manager, but that works well and has thousands of well-prepared packages in its repo - so when I don't need a distribution with apt-get or similar, Slitaz is a nice. (Still not moving from Puppy Guydog on the main household computer, however - for its overall speed/usability nothing beats Guydog yet - well done Iguleder).


Hi
Also tried to try Slitaz - only able to get what looks like a row of small desktops across the top of the screen - green squares on pink background....

What vga / slitaz screen bootcodes did you use??

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Feb 2014, 19:45    Post subject:  

Further to my testing out of MeX; I was unable to log into it today so I've installed something else (SalineOS 1.7, an old but decent distro) for the time being.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 00:01    Post subject:  

peebee wrote:
mcewanw wrote:
Been trying out the latest Slitaz-rolling download. Absolutely amazing distribution. Openbox WM and lots of LXDE components, well-behaved Midori browser. So much in such a small download and very pleasant to use. Of course, you are limited to its package manager, but that works well and has thousands of well-prepared packages in its repo - so when I don't need a distribution with apt-get or similar, Slitaz is a nice. (Still not moving from Puppy Guydog on the main household computer, however - for its overall speed/usability nothing beats Guydog yet - well done Iguleder).


Hi
Also tried to try Slitaz - only able to get what looks like a row of small desktops across the top of the screen - green squares on pink background....

What vga / slitaz screen bootcodes did you use??


Nothing fancy, just boots using grub4dos from my usb stick with:

Code:
title SliTaz rolling
root (hd1,0)
kernel /slitaz_rolling/bzImage rw root=/dev/null
initrd /slitaz_rolling/rootfs.gz

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James C


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 00:52    Post subject:  

A collaboration between the Mepis and antiX communities has resulted in MX-14.Still in Beta but pretty solid.Debian based naturally. Smile

http://mepiscommunity.org/mx

Quote:
MX-14 is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

It relies on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. It also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi.



Code:
james@mx1:~
$ uname -a
Linux mx1 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.12.6-2~bpo70+1 (2014-01-07) i686 GNU/Linux
james@mx1:~
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 04:42    Post subject:  

mcewanw wrote:
Nothing fancy, just boots using grub4dos from my usb stick with:

Code:
title SliTaz rolling
root (hd1,0)
kernel /slitaz_rolling/bzImage rw root=/dev/null
initrd /slitaz_rolling/rootfs.gz


That's strange - I have different files from the iso I downloaded - slitaz-rolling.iso......no rootfs.gz.....
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 07:23    Post subject:  

I did not want to have several Home/slitas_rolling

If I still have the iso then I test this one too.
Quote:
title SliTaz rolling
root (hd3,0)
kernel /slitaz_rolling/bzImage rw root=/dev/null
initrd /slitaz_rolling/rootfs.gz


Quote:
title SliTaz rolling
root (hd0,2)
kernel /slitaz_rolling/bzImage rw root=/dev/null
initrd /slitaz_rolling/rootfs.gz




The hd1.0 how do that relate to that
all the other have like hd0.1
should I change to hd3.0?
Does not the code suggest this is new partition or an external one?

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 07:45    Post subject:  

peebee wrote:

That's strange - I have different files from the iso I downloaded - slitaz-rolling.iso......no rootfs.gz.....


Ah, no... it was the same but I joined all the rootfs parts into one (and sorry that anyone would be annoyed by my forgetting that step, as I explain in my next post). I'm just off to bed but if I'll post the joining code sometime tomorrow.

EDIT:

As documented here by slitaz forum moderator Ceel:

http://forum.slitaz.org/topic/how-to-do-a-frugal-install-without-a-windows-os

Code:
If you use the 4-in-1 release concatenate the 4 rootfs#.gz in 1:

cat $(ls -r rootfs*.gz) > rootfs.gz


Note that you can also add the option vga=normal to the kernel line. I didn't need that.

nooby: hd1,0 is my usb flash drive on /dev/sdb1

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 08:07    Post subject:  

mcewanw wrote:
peebee wrote:

That's strange - I have different files from the iso I downloaded - slitaz-rolling.iso......no rootfs.gz.....


Ah, no... it was the same but I joined all the rootfs parts into one. Note that you can also add the option vga=normal to the kernel line. I didn't need that.

nooby: hd1,0 is my usb flash drive on /dev/sdb1


Thanks, how could you fail to realize that only
the bright guys among us would come
to the conclusion that the set up was
tampered with in that way. I did not spent hour on
to boot it but a good 30 to 45 minutes.

So I felt still feel being let down by you.

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 08:17    Post subject:  

Actually, I had just forgotten that I had joined them in that way until peebee mentioned the difference with the iso files. It was afterall Jan 19, which is quite a while ago, when I tried slitaz.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 13:23    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
A collaboration between the Mepis and antiX communities has resulted in MX-14.Still in Beta but pretty solid.Debian based naturally. Smile

http://mepiscommunity.org/mx

Quote:
MX-14 is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

It relies on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. It also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi.



Code:
james@mx1:~
$ uname -a
Linux mx1 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.12.6-2~bpo70+1 (2014-01-07) i686 GNU/Linux
james@mx1:~


Thanks for this one James. I've downloaded it and am using it now Smile

With the panel, its desktop is almost a more lightweight alternative to KDE; the clock can be set to several different modes including "fuzzy" mode ("twenty to six", etc.), and QupZilla is a more stable alternative to Konqueror for browsing.

Best,

CP .

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb 2014, 15:54    Post subject:  

MX14 Beta 2. I have been a tester and team member for a while.

After this. I'll setup my Carolina 1.2 to look like this also.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 06:35    Post subject:  

Thanks to Ro and MX14 Beta 2 that one looks nice.

I usually make use of young animals or similar

Or I use Space pictures like seeing earth from our Moon.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 13:43    Post subject:  

So how am I supposed to do a frugal boot of Slitaz now?

I fail to guess it on my own so some hints would be nice.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 22:59    Post subject:  

Not a distribution per se but just came across a norske linux site with a forum. Looks like they cover a wide range of relevant Linux topics - just no english translation...

http://linux1.no/

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Feb 2014, 14:07    Post subject:  

Just installed another beta; that of Zenwalk 7.4. It looks pretty stable so far if a bit spartan (Zenwalk is noted for only giving you the software its devs think you need, rather than what you might want, and it usually works out at about one app per task).

Still, it makes for a very light install; less than 3 GB, which is unusual for a full distro in this day and age. Also, as someone who remembers Zenwalk from years back (Zenwalk 4 was one of my first distros; I ordered the CD-R by post in time for Christmas 2006!), it's great to see it's still going.

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