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#1 moonknight

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:31 PM

hi is there a good place to get like the linux 101 couce online???
i just got my linux installed on usb (awsome) and i want to like change puppy dog linux screen res and like the co mmand lines and the sort

edit: is there good usb linux out there other than dsl and slax? and puppy?? puppy is like out of date
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:21 AM

Hey moonknight,
I've used both Ubuntu and Sabayon live linux versions on a USB Stick before in persistent mode. They are both very nice. I've also used OpenSuSe briefly on a USB Stick. Give one of those three a try though!
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:25 AM

it needs to be small i only got 254 mb ram and on my other it's only 64 mb ram (old computers)
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:55 AM

Oh, I don't know that you will find an decent looking distribution that will fit on that small of space.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:04 AM

Im liking DsL and somewhat puppy (if puppy would update its look or allow downloads for better looks) dsl looks lot better (rite now downloading)
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:16 AM

I had some problems with my USB stick becoming corrupt after a couple of persistent uses. Have you experienced that yet?
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:17 AM

with puppy? yes after 1 boot it wont read it (maybe i deleted the files on accedint?)
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:19 AM

Sounds similar to my problem. Not sure if it is Linux or the USB Keys not able to handle a constantly changing filesystem.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:21 AM

its reads UNABLE TO FIND OPERATING SYSTEM or OPERATING SYTEM NOT FOUND or just boots to windows
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:46 AM

It sounds like DSL is perfect for you. A lot of the "nicer" desktops, like KDE and Gnome are huge, so the trick is finding a nice small desktop.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:13 PM

i cant get linux (dsl to install) and puppy is fine wit me. all i got to do now is unistall all the editors and that **
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:44 PM

You install it on a USB?
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