Run Damn Small Linux in Windows

The following tutorial explains how we were able to Run Damn Small Linux in Windows using Qemu Emulation technology. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a tiny Linux Operating System created by John Andrews that is based on a Knoppix 2.4 Kernel. The advantage of DSL is that it runs well on older and slower computers and will fit on even a 64MB USB Flash Drive or other portable device.

Damn Small Linux running from Windows

Damn Small Linux running in Windows

DSL Distribution Home Page:

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 64MB

How to Run Damn Small Linux in Windows

  1. Download the and extract its contents to your Flash Drive. If you plan to also Boot natively from DSL, replace this step with step 1-3 of this "Make a Damn Small Linux Flash Drive" tutorial.
  2. Click dsl-base.bat to launch Damn Small Linux inside Windows

See the readme.txt that is included in the DSL package for additional options.