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i just have a little over 200mb of this months quota to download. can anyone suggest a sub 200mb linux to experiment with? i have had a look at puppy ...
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    sub 200mb linux


    i just have a little over 200mb of this months quota to download.
    can anyone suggest a sub 200mb linux to experiment with?
    i have had a look at puppy and dsl earlier.

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    I think dsl and puppy are the main small live distros. As you said "experiment with", I assume you didn't mean install-distros or distros without a gui.

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    There is also austrumi and feather and SLAX

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    I too recommend Puppy or Damn Small.
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    thanks for all the input!

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    sub 200 linux

    More excellent small distros:

    RIP Linux -- R.escue I.s P.ossible -- The latest kernel and fastest execution of any small linux i have found. Best for "rescuing" -- or just maintaining -- messed up Windows installations. Under 100mb Has midnight commander file manager but no gui. Why would anyone want gui?

    INSERT LINUX -- IN.side SE.curity R.escue T.oolkit -- Very much like RIP but slicker [[has gui]] CLAIMS TO BE ABLE TO READ AND WRITE ON WINDOWS XP FILE SYSTEM [[NTFS]] !! Under 100mb

    GEEXBOX LINUX -- Absolutely amazing audio / video playback system. UNDER 10 MB !! Have not used much yet. Looks slick.

    HAL91 LINUX -- SINGLE FLOPPY LINUX !! Genuinely useful. Can access older Windows [[FAT]] file systems.

    DSL [[damn small linux]] is by far the slickest most complete super small distro -- using it right now......

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    Re: sub 200 linux

    Quote Originally Posted by hrwusesdsl
    GEEXBOX LINUX -- Absolutely amazing audio / video playback system. UNDER 10 MB !! Have not used much yet. Looks slick.
    I try Geexbox myself on several computers... it's all that it claims to be, and much more.

    I specially like the "GeeXboX ISO Generator": you can add proprietary codecs (very easy since it uses mplayer), you can change the mplayer config -- to add post-processing, the way you like it. It is wireless capable. It detected my home network just like that (was able to access all my shares on all my other computers). It is a region-free DVD player too.

    It boots up extremely fast, etc.

    Verdict: VERY NICE

    *******

    But it is by no means an equivalent to DSL or Slax, since it is only useful to watch movies and listen to music, as far as I know.

    DSL is great, I usualy use it that way, at the prompt:
    DSL -toram (something like that, check F1 for boot options)

    ... and poof! it installs itself in RAM (as long as you have at least 128 mg of it).

    Verdict: VERY FAST
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    a question re Geebox
    one can download the iso and use?
    or one needs to download the iso generator also?
    in which case one needs to download th binaries and use the generator?
    and one can add libdvdcss to it?

    i have seen the wiki but am a little confused.
    a little more details please!
    am a newbie.

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    and one more Q
    does it allow one to install the bootloader in the same partition as the Gxbox?
    if not how to edit (i mean what to put) in the another lilo?
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    do i need to download the 100 +mb sources?
    how big should a dedicated partition for it be?
    does it run as a live cd?
    can i load it and then take it out and put in a dvd?


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