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[quote=Fred] Linux live distro for netbooks Low-priced netbooks have often only 1 Gb of ram. This makes them difficult to use with many Linux distros from USB as live systems, working in ram only, either because they are too big or too old, when used with wireless LAN. The new version of Peppermint Two could be a working possibility. It is based on the current Ubuntu 11.04, or to be more precise, on Linux Mint 11 with the Lubuntu desktop LXDE. The size of the distro for 32 bit is only 442 MB. The needed Office applications and other needed programs can be installed easily as the case arises using the Synaptic apps manager. Besides that, the distro is optimally prepared for cloud computing, if this is wanted, using the Ice SSB application. Download from here : http://peppermintos.info/dl1/Peppermint-Two-i386-06052011.iso and burn the iso to a CD. Do not simply copy it there, but use the special menu entry command for burning an iso file in your CD burning program. Start the cd as a live distro in ram on your desktop computer. When the desktop comes up, start Synaptic in the menu System Tools and search for usb-creator. Mark for installation: usb-creator-common and usb-creator-gtk and press Apply. There will be a new menu entry "StartupDiskCreator" in the menu System Tools. Use it to create a bootable USB stick. On small sticks there will one single partition be created, on bigger sticks, a second partition for a persistent home folder is possible. Make sure that only one stick is in use, to avoid erasing any unwanted files. Check also the size of the stick. The bootable stick with Peppermint should be ready in only a couple of minutes. It can then be used to start Linux in ram only without harddisk installation on your netbook. If it should only boot Windows, and show no boot screen, the necessary F key, for example F12 (depending on the netbook brand) must be pressed when booting. If the boot menu does not show an entry for the USB drive, this should be enabled changing the boot menu, often by pressing F2, when booting (depending on the netbook brand). P.S. For office purposes, Abiword and Gnumeric, which are normally sized programs, are often sufficient. If you really need the huge OpenOffice (now LibreOffice), it is advisable downloading the install debs only using Synaptic, and transfer them from the folder /var/cache/apt/archives to a folder on a second USB stick, to save ram space, and install them from there, writing in the LX-terminal sudo dpkg -i -R --force-depends /path-to-the-USB-folder You can do that in a similar way for many other apps. You can of course use K-Meleon as your browser after installing wine with Synaptic. Simply copy it to tha USB stick and add the necessary dll runtimes into the main K-Meleon folder. For 1.5 versions these are mfc71u.dll, msvcp71.dll and msvcr71.dll . For 1.6 versions download and install MSvce8dist.exe from http://jujuland.pagesperso-orange.fr/ Install it with wine /your-path-to/MSvce8dist.exe Start K-Meleon with wine /your-path-to-K-Meleon-folder/k-meleon.exe (or sometimes K-Meleon.exe in some versions, because in Linux capital letters are recognized as such). This command can of course be added to the start menu. Fred[/quote]
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