[Chugalug] lightweight installs

Ed King chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Fri Dec 7 15:11:12 UTC 2012

at least,  a random machine with a usb port ;-)

I thought Linux would run on just about anything but apparently not on an 

after sitting in a corner of my den for 5+ years, I finally got a console card 
for The Beast earlier this week and was able to see, for the first time, this 
loud, 96Mhz, 128mb ram Beast "do something"


I suppose if I get sufficiently bored I might try my luck at dd'ing hp-ux 10.x 
from my desktop hp9000 onto the hd of the g50 and see if I can actually get it 
to boot up.   

Why?  Why not.

From: Adam Jimerson <vendion at gmail.com>
To: CHUGALUG <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Fri, December 7, 2012 9:58:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] lightweight installs

I like puppy Linux, I keep a install on a 512 MB flash drive as you never know 
when you need to boot into Linux on a random machine.
On Dec 7, 2012 8:11 AM, "Ed King" <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

My coworker DJ is a puppy fan.  He had Puppy on a flash drive and lost the drive 
while at lunch a few years ago.  I suggested he call Luther and hang up some 
signs to report his lost puppy. 

From: Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com>
>To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
>Sent: Fri, December 7, 2012 7:21:15 AM
>Subject: Re: [Chugalug] lightweight installs
>+1 for Puppy linux
>Meuon helped me set up a handful of installs on 800mhz "thin clients" running on 
>512mb CF cards back in 2008. I was using them to run a Political Campaign Office 
>and had a Spreadsheet, WP app, Email, and Browser, and Skype running on each 
>machine. They could network print and over 5,000 campaign calls were placed from 
>them using skype.
>Not a single crash or Hiccup. 800mhz VIA processors with 256mb ram and a 512mb 
>CF card. Pretty Damned Impressive.
>Puppy is your friend.
>Phil Sieg
>SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon
>B: 423.535.9968
>F: 423.265.9820
>M: 423.331.0725
>phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com
>On Dec 7, 2012, at 7:46 PM, DaWorm <daworm at gmail.com> wrote:
>I use Xubuntu on me eeepc 900a (atom).  Once you get past the annoying "low 
>graphics" warning it runs great.
>>On Dec 6, 2012 9:26 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Have you looked at Puppy Linux? I've used it a little in the past, and it looks 
>>like it'd be a near-PERFECT match for your needs. :)
>>>On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>>I'll be picking up few up few net books an older pc's (firesale prices).
>>>>If just me I'd build something with openbox and add asI need.
>>>>However most of these will go normal users. Most target os's are based on 
>>>>So which you like peppermint, lubuntu, straight debian?
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