For this demonstration, I chose Install to Hard Drive (Option 3 on the DSL Install Options Menu).
target partition: hda1
Multi-user logins:If you want the ability to have ordinary user account on your system, enter
Use journalized ext3 filesystem:I chose to say no to this option because this is a slower system.
Continue?:Proceed with the options you have chosen,
yto reboot your new DSL system. And press Enter at the notice to remove the Live DSL CD as shown in Figure 10.
DSL fb800x600for my Desktop.
Xsetupscreens to configure your monitor settings, mouse, and desired screen resolution. As shown in Figure 14, select Xvesa and continue through the screens until you are presented with your DSL Desktop.
You now have a fully functional Linux system based on the Debian distribution. Your new system occupies about 100MB of space on your disk drive. This may come as a surprise since your Live CD only needed 50MB. The Live CD was frugal since it uses RAM for part of its storage. A disk drive installation doesn't need to utilize RAM in this way so everything is placed on the disk.
To make your new system more like a standard Debian distribution, on the right-click Menu, select Tools, then select Upgrade to GNU Utils and Enable Apt. These enhancements will allow you to automatically update your system and give you the enriched versions of the installed applications. For more information, please go to http://www.damnsmalllinux.org .
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