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I plan on installing Damn Small Linux on my old Windows ME computer tonight. I checked on wiki and it told me that I have to download the dsl-x.x.x.iso, dsl-x.x.x-syslinux.iso and the dsl-x.x.x-embedded.zip. Do I have to download all of this on my blank cd? I plan on making my own Live CD. This is my first time playing around with Linux.
 
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Look at :

http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/inde...are_Minimum_Requirements_for_it_with_X-window

What File do I download?
A. dsl-x.x.x.iso
B. dsl-x.x.x-syslinux.iso
C. dsl-x.x.x-embedded.zip

Use <A> for most things. If your board supports booting from a CD-ROM, but <A> does not work for you, try <B>.
Use <C> to run DSL inside of a host OS (Winblows or Linux).

It is saying download A. dsl-x.x.x.iso
and only get B. if a doesn't work.

C is for use inside VMware or another virtualised sandbox system.

I didn't try DSL in end, cos' it's aims didn't match mine so well, and Puppy Linux looked more interesting for a really tiny low power ultra quiet linux system, avoiding noisy disk drive, fans etc.
 

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Oh ok. Thanks for the reply.I hope it works.I plan on installing Linux on my old computer tonight.
 

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This Live CD works on my old Windows Me Computer but it's not working on my Windows XP Pro Computer. It won't boot. I was holding down the A button when I put the CD in.Do I do something wrong?
 
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Hi Rshake20,

The first thing to do is to check your BIOS to assure yourself that the boot order indicates that the CD drive is first in the boot order (check the bottom of the initial screen when you power on for the keystroke to get into the BIOS) at boot time.

Holding down the A button sounds like a Windows only thing, and probably did not have the effect you thought you needed.

No key needs to be held down if you have the Live CD in your CD drive when you turn the power on. Try that to see if it works after resetting the boot order in your BIOS (if necessary).

-- Tom
 

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lotuseclat79 said:
Hi Rshake20,

The first thing to do is to check your BIOS to assure yourself that the boot order indicates that the CD drive is first in the boot order (check the bottom of the initial screen when you power on for the keystroke to get into the BIOS) at boot time.

Holding down the A button sounds like a Windows only thing, and probably did not have the effect you thought you needed.

No key needs to be held down if you have the Live CD in your CD drive when you turn the power on. Try that to see if it works after resetting the boot order in your BIOS (if necessary).

-- Tom
I'll try it when I get home.I'm at school right now.
 
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