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
DSL Distribution Home Page: Damnsmalllinux.org
Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 64MB
How to Run Damn Small Linux in Windows
- Download the dsl-embedded.zip 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.
- 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.