Damn Small Linux v4.0 Release Candidate 1
Posted on: 08/14/2007 03:43 PM
Damn Small Linux v4.0 Release Candidate 1 has been released
DSL is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.Damn Small Linux v4.0 Release Candidate 1
Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things:
Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD)
Boot from a USB pen drive
Boot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows)
Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install"
Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install
Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram
Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!)
Modularly grow -- DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize
* New pendrive usbhdd installation script now uses grub with DSL on 2nd small partition.
* Removed pendrive usbzip install script, syslinux and mtools.
* Changed default root menu from dfm to chosen WM menu.
* Updated "Getting Started" to reflect changed defaults.
* Changed kernel from 126.96.36.199 to 2.4.31 to gain user contributed modules, e.g., ipw2* and nvidia.
* Created new support modules: cloop, unionfs, ndiswrapper, fuse, and madwifi in support of kernel change.
* Updated nano-tiny to v2.0.6.
* Fixed non-critical bug in dsl-config concerning hard drive installations.
* Added dsl 3 runlevel for multiple user dsl consoles.
* Fixed bug in iwconfig-setup
* Updated functions5.lua
* Updated fluxbox menus to use system default (helvetica).
* Added vim link
* Patched knoppix-autoconfig to correct language issues.