[K12OSN] OT: Damn Small Linux (DSL) Question

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Fri May 5 23:52:34 UTC 2006

There is an excellent book called Knoppix Hacks.  It
details how to set up a persistent home directory,
among other things.  I highly recommend that book.


--- ssanders at coin.org wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-05-04 at 11:27 -0500, Jim Kronebusch
> wrote:
> > At this point I was able to do everything I need
> in Knoppix after adding
> > captive-nfs.  Very slick.  But I really like the
> speed of DSL and the ability
> > to customize everthing and store those changes on
> USB.  Maybe the DSL-N is
> > what I need.
> Nearly all recent Knoppix variants have the ability
> to store settings,
> and optionally create a persistent home directory on
> writable media.
> This can be a USB stick, a section of a mounted
> internal or external
> (usb) hard drive, CF/SD cards that it can see or
> even a floppy disk. A
> floppy is fine for storing settings and being
> portable, but it's pretty
> small for a home directory.
> I love DSL for the speed, and the ability to run on
> ancient hardware. I
> like more full Knoppix variants for wider variety of
> apps to run. It can
> be a hassle if you want to load up very many
> instances of DSL up with
> lots of stuff. I forget now, but once it seemed I
> had a need for a
> powerpoint player on a very old laptop, and it was
> difficult getting
> something to run well on DSL. Examine your needs,
> check a few out, and
> choose what works best for you.
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