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DSL (damnsmalllinux) on RAM?

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hey guys, i just read something that pretty much amazed me. www.damnsmalllinux.org , their distro takes up 50megs, it can boot from a CD, a USB pen drive, or you can save it to your ram and make your computer lightning fast, which is what i atleast wish to try out. But i have absolutely no idea how to, and i could use some help. Could use a little help getting it installed too
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dsl is really limited but download the iso and put it on a cd then boot from it and it will start
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dsl is really limited but download the iso and put it on a cd then boot from it and it will start
its as easy as that? shouldnt i burn it to like what you call it, a bootable CD? Anyways, any chance of running some sort of MSN messenger, maybe webmessenger or e-messenger on it? If i at all can get my wireless to work with it, that is. Didnt think about that
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sorry forgot about this post. Yer make it a bootable cd and it has a web browser so yer e-messanger is a possibility. It can even be installed to hdd
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*Sorry to steal* I have seen those bootable linux distros too but where do you get drivers for your stuff like wifi adapters and such?
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thats hard with an bootable os because there isnt much you can change in the base system. You might have to use something called ndiswrapper.
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There is also a version of DSL which comes with a Windows wrapper. So, you can execute it, in a windows shell. And the WHOLE thing is 75MB.

Pretty cool if you simply want to load a neat little X-Windows based Linux distro without even dual booting or rebooting.

http://www.linuxforums.org/reviews/d....0_review.html
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There is also a version of DSL which comes with a Windows wrapper. So, you can execute it, in a windows shell. And the WHOLE thing is 75MB.

Pretty cool if you simply want to load a neat little X-Windows based Linux distro without even dual booting or rebooting.

http://www.linuxforums.org/reviews/d....0_review.html
Dude thats awesome. But i probably wont get my Wifi to work, so i might aswell not bother. But im absolutely certain that my sisters harddrive will fail too, and then soon i shall use DSL to backup all important pictures and documents ;P Other than that, i probably have no use for it, other than the fact that its probably INSANE fast on the boot if i have it installed on my ram. Even faster than windows on Gigabyte I-RAM, and such a small OS! But anyways. How do i make it run on my ram?
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