I found myself disgusted with a slow notebook running Windows XP painfully slow. I decided to replace the operating system with a small distribution of Linux. After some searching I picked DSL (Damn Small Linux
). I tried with an embedded iso file in Windows using QEMU
and I fell in love with it instantly!
I was very pleased to be able to work with a fast system again. To start I used another of my computers running Ubuntu and downloaded the bootfloppy.img and the dsl iso file. Using the graphical disk utility, I formatted a a floppy disk and a flash drive. On a shell I used the dd command at the directory where I saved the files:dd if=bootfloppy.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440
To make the bootable flash drive I used the following command:dd if=dsl
version you downloaded .iso of=/dev/sda1 bs=1024
After I got all my media ready I started to work on the second part of my project: installing DSL in my old notebook.