[BALU] Anyone tried Puppy Linux?
panzermkz at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 11 08:41:54 CDT 2007
darn it. Stop teasing me with the hardware specs there. Nice am2 setup.
10 second quickie not long enough for you? Try it for 24 hours. 24 Heures
>From: "Lee Nichols" <lee555j5 at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
>To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
>Subject: Re: [BALU] Anyone tried Puppy Linux?
>Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 07:16:15 -0500
>On 6/11/07, Robby Workman <rw at rlworkman.net> wrote:
>>Lee Nichols wrote:
>> > I have recently tried 2.16, and it does seem very cool. I wanted to
>> > about this at Dave's the other night but didn't get the chance to. I
>> > gotten it to boot to the cd and use the customization file stored on a
>> > flash drive. However, I have not been able to get it to boot directly
>> > from a
>> > USB flash drive. My Dell Latitude D600 keeps saying missing OS. Has
>> > gotten the boot-from-USB-drive to work? If so, what brand/model of
>> > drive did you use? I have not yet had time to hit their forums, and I
>> > this topic has been addressed in depth.
>>That's BIOS dependent, for the most part. First, your BIOS has to be
>>capable of booting from usb, and second, you have to tell it to look
>>there before the hard drive.
>>Interesting that you ask about this - one of the things that will be
>>available in Slackware 12 is a usb installer option - basically, the
>>user can run a script that will build a bootable usb image with as
>>much of the package tree that will fit on the flash drive. I did a
>>test install with it about a week ago, and the only thing I had to do
>>to boot it was make one change in my BIOS.
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>Correction: it's a Latitude D610, not a D600.
>I am aware of the BIOS requirements. I have updated the D610 to the latest
>A06, and it says it does support booting from 'USB Storage
>Device'. I take this to mean USB CD drive, USB hard drive, USB flash drive,
>etc. Maybe not.
>I am also aware of the boot sequence. I can arrange it persistently in the
>BIOS setup, or I can select the boot device on each boot by hitting F12.
>I have also tried every MBR option in the Puppy Universal Installer when I
>create the "bootable" USB drive.
>Like I said, I need to hit the Puppy forums. I just haven't had a chance. I
>didn't start this thread, and I wouldn't have without checking the forums
>first. However, when I saw the thread yesterday, I thought I would might
>contribute to the discussion in light of my very recent experience.
>WinXP Pro SP2 (currently)
>Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9
>AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
>2 GB Kingston DDR2-400
>2 Seagate 250 GB in RAID 0
>MSI nVidia 6600GT PCIe 128 MB
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