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#51 2017-09-01 13:37:55

Steve
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Re: Hello all

Well maybe give that the flick.

reactos is a windows clone and i dont think it is linux?

Was that run from a live usb or cd/dvd?

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#52 2017-09-01 13:41:46

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Re: Hello all

It seems that it's open source and "windows-like" whatever that means.

I used a live USB, but I googled reactos and bsod and got a lot of hits, some used usb and some cd/dvd.

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#53 2017-09-01 13:47:12

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I give it a go myself soon. Does not seem promising though, i would rather linux.

Seems you may be doing fine with debian 9 as main OS though, would that be right?

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#54 2017-09-01 13:52:19

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mariannemarlow wrote:

Hi and thank you. I did not see your recommendations until now.

Do you think any of those would be lighter than Debian 9 (it's what I have now, but I'm getting itchy fingers) or about the same?

I've never been able to get arch running on anything so I'm a bit edgy about installing that.

Hi sorry for the late reply, I couldn't pursue your request earlier for some reasons.
I use Debian or Devuan NETINST, i propose always DIY (Do it yourself) for those who want to make some selfwork so in the end of the day to receive a deserved reward. Having a bare-metal Debian distro much like Arch or Gentoo on a easy scale.

I recommended the mentioned distro above but I do not know much myself, I just read about them from many safe sources that suggest them as lightweight distro. I know pretty much Debian, that i use since a few years, I have a 10 years od hardware that boots just fine on a less secs and use only 20 / 30MB RAM on startup (i686 ofcourse). More or less i use some selective tools, these apps and some other packages have gived to me a great helps for my needs. If you have time and patience, I suggest you Debian NETINST

Regards!
Nili

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#55 2017-09-01 13:54:46

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Steve wrote:

I give it a go myself soon. Does not seem promising though, i would rather linux.

Seems you may be doing fine with debian 9 as main OS though, would that be right?

Debian 9 is okay. I just wanted something a bit more exciting. Previously I had Debian 8, so it's all got a bit samey.

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#56 2017-09-01 13:59:42

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I had no luck booting reactos from usb, i use dd to make the usb, how did you do it marianne?

sudo dd bs=4M if=~/Downloads/ReactOS-0.4.5-Live.iso of=/dev/sdb
mariannemarlow wrote:

Debian 9 is okay. I just wanted something a bit more exciting. Previously I had Debian 8, so it's all got a bit samey.

There are significant differences albeit not those you can see in most cases from debian 8 to 9. A lot of it is under the hood but some are cosmetic also.

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#57 2017-09-01 14:01:59

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Steve wrote:

I had no luck booting reactos from usb, i use dd to make the usb, how did you do it marianne?

sudo dd bs=4M if=~/Downloads/ReactOS-0.4.5-Live.iso of=/dev/sdb

I did not use dd on this occasion because I already had a multiboot usb going on with 3 iso's on it. So I just added it to that.

So you had no luck either?

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#58 2017-09-01 14:02:45

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So, did you get the BSOD too? I think I had to use GRUB2 to get it to do anything at all.

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#59 2017-09-01 14:03:44

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Thank you so much @Nili

I may very well had to go down that route if I can't find anything that works for me.

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#60 2017-09-01 14:08:38

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Tails worked: https://tails.boum.org/

No surprise as it's built on debian...

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#61 2017-09-01 14:09:34

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mariannemarlow wrote:

So, did you get the BSOD too? I think I had to use GRUB2 to get it to do anything at all.

No, my bios would not boot the usb i created. I usually have no issues with my methods but this OS is not working for me. I will do a bit more research another day, but in all honesty probably not worth it if you are getting a BSOD.

Go bunsenlabs!!

BL fanboi here wink

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#62 2017-09-01 14:12:55

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Steve wrote:

BL fanboi here wink

I'd never have guessed that if you didn't point it out.

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#63 2017-09-01 14:17:53

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mariannemarlow wrote:
Steve wrote:

BL fanboi here wink

I'd never have guessed that if you didn't point it out.

Some would see it as an obsession, others "clear as mud"!  big_smile

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