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Salvaging an old computer with Knoppix

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Here are some very concise instructions for a clever and very quick and easy hard disk-based Linux installation.
I thought for a minute... hmmm... I can compile a custom kernel for the box as I had always done in the past, or I can simply copy the Knoppix CD-ROM with its compressed filesystem onto the hard disk. Since the box has only 1.5 GB of disk available, things have always been a tight squeeze, but with Knoppix I would get a pretty complete install in only 700 megs, albeit with the cost of some speed to decompress applications on startup.
 read more | mail this link | score:6939 | -Ray, July 8, 2003
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