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[aprssig] A truly good distro of Linux

Stan Coleman [NØYXV] n0yxv at gihams.org
Tue Nov 22 20:21:40 UTC 2005


Anybody have a Distro of Linux that the kernel already comes with AX.25 set on?
Would love it if it was mostly command line only (don't need the extra stuff).
--
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brilliant nonsense.
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Quoting Dave Baxter <dave at emv.co.uk>:

> I can confirm that this package or "distro" of Linux is first class...
>
> To paraphrase a well known TV add, "It does what it says on the side of
> the tin"
>
> Thanks for the tip Mark.
>
> The only thing of note, is that it prefers it if you have a FAT32
> partition somewhere for it to put it's setup data, but that's not really
> needed.  It will mount a NTFS volume when up and running, so transfering
> data between OS's is realy easy.
>
> You can run it with just the CD-ROM drive, and no temporary storage at
> all, everyting living in RAM.  If the lights go out, when it does come
> back, it's as it first started again.  A USB drive will work as the temp
> store too, or other solid state disk systems.  Or, you could customise
> the contents of the bootable CD.  It's fast too, and no slouch to boot
> either, even from the CD...
>
> There is a very active support forum too should you need it..
>
> As mark said, this one is worth trying.
>
> Dave G0WBX.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org On Behalf Of Mark Fellhauer
> > Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 3:45 PM
> >
> > Puppy Linux
> >
> > http://www.goosee.com/puppy/
> >
> > This is a very good ram-disk based Linux package that can
> > boot from a CD or a USB flash drive.  It's user friendly and
> > it actually works.  You can run it without disturbing your
> > regular hardware or OS install.
> >
> > This is the only version of Linux I've ever seen boot up with
> > everything working without any hair pulling - Soundcard,
> > network card, video card
> > (with working Hi-Res mode) all detected and working properly.
> >   The only
> > problem I had is with my Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse not
> > working, but that was remedied with an old Logitech wired USB
> > optical mouse in about 2 seconds.
> >
> >
> > I'm using Chubby Puppy which has Open Office included.
> > Bootable ISO for this is only 96 Megs.
> >
> > If you've wanted to play with Linux but have been afraid to
> > or don't have a spare computer, this is a relatively painless
> > way to start.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Mark
> > KC7BXS
>
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