Chapter 9. Performing a Traditional Hard Drive Install

This chapter covers various methods of a conventional hard drive installation (as opposed to a Frugal installation, which is covered in Chapter 8, “Installing DSL in Alternate Ways”). In this chapter, we will discuss when it is practical to do a conventional installation of Damn Small Linux (DSL), walk through hard drive preparation, how to use the DSL hard drive installation script, and finally, show some pointers on setting up a PC for multiboot.

Conventional Hard Drive Install Versus Frugal Install

Most of the development in DSL has been dedicated toward a compact and modular operating system with a tiny but usable base of 50MB and easily integrated extensions to build ...

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