[SATLUG] off the topic: minix

John Chalinder argiod at bresnan.net
Sun Jan 6 07:26:59 CST 2008


Indeed, I have a friend who runs Damn Small Linux off his 1GB USB flash drive. 
He says it's stable and interfaces well with Ubuntu, which he has on his 
powerbox desktop.


On Sat, 5 Jan 2008 19:48:10 -0800
  "Ernest De Leon" <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> The best distribution for an older slower machine is Damn Small Linux (DSL)
> hands down...you should be able to get everything to work under that.  I use
> it on an old PII laptop that I toy around with, and it works like a charm.
> 
> I am not 100% sure but I believe it is a debian derivative distro.  There is
> a larger yet still quick version of DSL called DSL-N.  That one works well
> too.
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On Jan 5, 2008 2:59 PM, Chris Lemire <good_bye300 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> I know one person who would use a *nix machine. He's computer illiterate,
>> but I could help him. I can give you his contact details if you'd like to
>> donate an old computer to him.
>>
>> country <glenn.toothman at gmail.com> wrote: I was just thinkin the same
>> thing, have 3 old systems here that would be
>> nice *nix machines, and could give them to others as I get things upgraded
>> on them
>>
>> Hope someone can give a nice 'old' *nix type OS...   the disk drives are
>> not
>> big, and would loose nothing by overwriting them..
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jan 5, 2008 3:46 PM, Chris Lemire  wrote:
>>
>> > Since I can not get wireless with a 64 bit Linux kernel, I got a hold of
>> a
>> > slow 200~300 mhz computer. On that computer, I would like to install a
>> 32
>> > bit *nix that works with my wireless network adapter. I'd also like cups
>> for
>> > my printer to be shared on the network using that computer. I'd like to
>> have
>> > a second network adapter that will connect to my desktop with 64 bit FC8
>> > thought a crossover cable in order to share the wireless internet to it.
>> > I've been playing with Minix 3 in VMware Server, and I'd like to install
>> it
>> > on that slow computer. Does ndiswrapper work in Minix 3? I've already
>> found
>> > out that ndiswrapper will not work in FreeDOS, so that OS is out of the
>> > question. If not, should I use ipcop? Otherwise I am thinking of running
>> > Debian with no gui, but should I use stable, testing, or unstable? I
>> guess
>> > there's no reason to have bleeding edge software for something that just
>> has
>> > two functions, share the wireless internet to 64 bit Linux and share the
>> > printer on the
>> >  network. I would use Minix 3 if I knew it could do both of those.
>> >
>> >
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