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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 04:35    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:

Interesting, because I thought Porteus was the evolutionary successor to Slax? So there are at least two forks of Slax now in development?


Not really. Since Tomas is the original developer of Slax it's just a continuation of the original Slax ...... another case of real life causing a break in development. During the time Tomas took a break from development the Porteus developers forked.
So, the original Slax is back while Porteus is a fork.


Oh I see James, thanks for correcting my misunderstanding. I'm downloading Slax now, it looks worth a try.

Best,

CP .

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 07:49    Post subject:  

I've just downloaded Slax 6.12 and am posting from it now. It's amazing what the devs have managed to pack into 200 MB - it'd no doubt be sacrilege here to say it's a rival for Puppy Slacko, but I feel I should say that I'm playing a music video in Firefox now without having to download Flash first and I wish that could be taken for granted with Puppy too.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 09:04    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
I've just downloaded Slax 6.12 and am posting from it now. It's amazing what the devs have managed to pack into 200 MB - it';d no doubt be sacrilege here to say it;s a rival for Puppy Slacko, but I shoukld say that I'm playing a music video in Firefox now without having to download Flash first and I wish that could be taken for granted with Puppy too.


It's not bad for something that was released in 2009........ Smile Still holds up well though. The new Slax 7 should be interesting ..... still in pre-alpha though.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 09:30    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
It's not bad for something that was released in 2009........ Smile Still holds up well though.


Yeah, I've just noticed the Firefox version - 3.5.1, and it still works fine with Flash. KDE 3.5.10 is still a goodie too.

James C wrote:
The new Slax 7 should be interesting ..... still in pre-alpha though.


Agreed.

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2012, 00:35    Post subject:  

Trying out Tiny Core .....
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2012, 07:51    Post subject:  

Tiny Core is my second favorite distro. (My first is Puppy.) I use TinyCore on my 1gb flash drive directly
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 07:58    Post subject:  

Today I downloaded Slackware 14 32bit. I am having trouble installing it in Virtualbox though. Anyways the stable came out yesterday, so i'd thought I'll download it. Downloading it from the website on a slow connection sure beats having to pay $50 for it to be mailed to my house.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 03:47    Post subject: Dpup exprimo will soon be trashed !
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Dpup exprimo : load dependancies again and again.
Is it a Puppy ?
If i want debian, i use Debian,
No plus-value.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 03:54    Post subject: Slax and Porteus are not the same ?
Subject description: I like Porteus.
 

Slax and Porteus are not the same ?
I like Porteus. I have it on a USB Stick. Very pretty, Well. Nothing to say.
Perfect connexions, sound is perfect.
But... But....
But i am used to puppies.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 04:28    Post subject: Re: Dpup exprimo will soon be trashed !
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Pelo wrote:
Dpup exprimo : load dependancies again and again.
Is it a Puppy ?
If i want debian, i use Debian,
No plus-value.


Except for the speed and size, yes?

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 06:56    Post subject:  

Slackware 14 running Pmusic ????

(tip : ssh Razz )

Also did a NFS install to my eeepc 701sd, no KDE. xfce is enough for that (and this, celeron 2.6)
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 07:09    Post subject:  

I am still having trouble installing Slackware 14. Since I will end up getting a 16GB USB flash Drive, I think I'll put it on there and use that with my old dell (my old dell got it's hard drive removed).
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 07:23    Post subject:  

bark_bark_bark wrote:
I am still having trouble installing Slackware 14. Since I will end up getting a 16GB USB flash Drive, I think I'll put it on there and use that with my old dell (my old dell got it's hard drive removed).


I would advise against trying to install Slackware to a usb stick. The only thing to install to a usb stick is the usbboot.img which only contains the installer and some basic tools to get you installed from another location such as folder on your hard drive or a local network location. I had to use that to install to my eee pc and I'll have to again as I'm setting up a server with no DVD drive. I am going to lock that baby down tight!

If you want to persist I highly recommend reading all of the documentation contained on the DVD.

Just for interests sake, I had peppermint on the eee before I decided to put 14 on it. I could not think of a worse OS for a eee! Windows were off screen everywhere. Ships with google browser which is supposed to be netbook friendly. Not this one.

Horses for courses I guess.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 09:26    Post subject:  

Well I have the CD version and not the DVD version. Do any the 4 main CDs have enough documentation? I know how to install it but I keep on getting "input/output" errors when the pkgs are being installed.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 16:21    Post subject:  

bark_bark_bark wrote:
Well I have the CD version and not the DVD version. Do any the 4 main CDs have enough documentation? I know how to install it but I keep on getting "input/output" errors when the pkgs are being installed.


Input/output errors are either one of two things, a bad burn or your CD reader is struggling, likely due to age. Maybe try a slower burn speed.

I haven't done a CD install in years, but I think all the docs are on the first CD. I don't know how much system you'll get with only 1 CD, you are likely not to get X, in which case, once installed you would need to run slackpkg (after manually choosing a mirror) and install packages. If you know how to setup an NFS server on another linux machine then it should install. You can also install it from a windows share, but you need password-less access, and the ability to mount the CD in windows. Of course a Linux samba share works similarly.

Here a fellow has installed to a USB stick, but he wants to make it portable, something lilo isn't really suited to. Grub4dos works fine with Slackware.

Don't be afraid to ask questions on LQ. It's a pretty friendly place there as long as you follow the etiquette.

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