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#1 betrand

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

I'm looking for a basic Linux distribution, with internal laptop WiFi support,

which just would have a kernel, a ramdisk, Usb (Sda) support, and Firefox.

 

Nothing else.

Boot from Grub4dos on Usb stick,

Kernel xxxx append lalala

initrd xxxx

 

Anyone?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:34 PM

DSL might fit your requirements, look here: http://www.damnsmall...plications.html

 

ReactOS could be interesting as Windows alternative running Firefox: http://reactos.org/mozilla-firefox

 

You might need to add the drivers yourself on both options. :)


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#3 betrand

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:37 PM

Hello!

A quick response.

 

Turning me toward Reactos was a good idea (although not fruitfull). I like Reactos.

I like the idea, I like trying out sometimes. I remember like everyone the first attempt.

Burn a CD, try and boot, with a result of no.

There is the Install CD (for trying in Qemu), and the Livecd. The Livecd is always behind in terms of

updates, so for seeing what's new, try the Intall in Qemu.

 

Good news is there are more and more people trying on real hardware.

Be aware that you have to try on a desktop.

Yep, that's the drawback at the moment. The Usb is not fully functional. Most often a laptop's mouse

and keyboard is usb. So Reactos doesn't function in that case.

But do try.

 

As for Linux, I have been using TC (TinyCore) for some time. You can use Ndiswrapper, along with a Windows driver if needed, or Ndiswrapper as is if supported.

 

:)



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:52 AM

a lil info :

Headpage of Reactos -> Actual Builds, right side -> http://reactos.org/de/getbuilds

"show Files from Revision"
61259-61269 (or higher)

-> Press Button Show

and then do you have the actual and latest builds ..
take "boot" iso for install -dbg = debug / -rel=release

Drivers = Win XP Drivers..

anyone should create an Linuxsubsysten( if it's possible) maybe with Dsl Linux
if nt boots, then maybe the dsl by side as service also and use maybe the same
filesystem with C:\reactos\dls-linux as subsystem instead C:\reactos\system32 for win32
as installable subsystem .. maybe ..
with this want it possible for using Linuxprogramms also in Ros..
and lmd console instead cmd ;)
and http://www.straightr...com/XmingNotes/ as X to Win

best regards
Blacky

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:46 PM

I've always liked Puppy Linux, it has a few more features then you mention though.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

Puppy linux is not bad, Tux (MU an old Frend),the owner from GPL Linux Forum (on alex parymoni's forums),
has early time developing also with on Puppy Linux :)

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#7 betrand

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Hi,

 

just wanted to amend something.

When I say

 

Yep, that's the drawback at the moment. The Usb is not fully functional. Most often a laptop's mouse

and keyboard is usb. So Reactos doesn't function in that case.

But do try.

:)

 

I mean that as a "casual user". Most topics on Reactos.org abt laptop install brings the Usb keyboard and mouse problems.

If you look more in depth there have been laptop (notebook) installs.

 

Blacky and Rootman, thanks.

I didn't know about Linux as a subsystem. Nice :).

 

@ Blacky, Rootman and Nuno, Tinycore is the descendent of Puppylinux and DSL. A dev of DSL on TC. 

 

Quote me: You can use Ndiswrapper, along with a Windows driver if needed, or Ndiswrapper as is if supported.

I meant, for Wlan (WIFI). Ndiswrapper along with wpasupplicant.

 

 

Cheers!






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