Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: April 05 2008,18:54
|Quote (Jason W @ April 04 2008,20:05)|
Slitaz will not boot on my 64MB machine due to its trying to load into ram, where as Puppy 3.0.1 in live cd mode runs ok (without Seamonkey) and a homemade Linux Live cd will function in text mode even with it's built in overhead.
I know your long standing position on making existing hardware useful, and so this is a stupid question.
But will the new DSL try to run totally in ram or default to live cd mode?
In live cd mode, a modern kernel with basic apps will run on a 64MB machine of course.
That is a bit above the current DSL requirements, but sounds like a reasonable floor.
But if it is time to move on period, then I respect that.
While I am not particularly targeting the same machine class that DSL v3.x and v4.x currently supports, I am not going to be doing things the same way as SilTaz. So the answer to your question is not known at present. Without being negative, their after boot is fairly standard. I happen to not agree with that portion of SliTaz. Each distro becomes, or at best, hopely becomes, unique in the after boot experience. I know some distros just change the window manager and call it a new distribution. Others offer very new and different approaches like Slax, Puppy and DSL.
Just as I wrote that many distros are based on squashfs/lzma compressed images with unionfs/aufs, each offers a different experience after boot.
What I am doing is try to bring the concepts that I created with DSL , e.g., memory saving mounted self contained applications to use with a simple tiny core. That has been the expressed goal in going forward. A tiny core not useful as desktop but using the mydsl tools to have it your way. The smaller the core the less memory needed. So perhaps, your way, may run in lower memory than others based on the user selected boot time applications (mydsl) built by and for the community.
I am making progress there using the foundation of initramfs/rootfs. That foundation is indeed very simple and easy to work with. The prototype will likely be based off SliTaz kernel and modules but will be eventually be replaced by our kernel. First is proof of concept.
Edited by roberts on April 05 2008,19:17