[BALU] Anyone tried Puppy Linux?

Mr. Panzer 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.



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>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 
>>talk
>> > about this at Dave's the other night but didn't get the chance to. I
>>have
>> > gotten it to boot to the cd and use the customization file stored on a
>>USB
>> > 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
>>anyone
>> > gotten the boot-from-USB-drive to work? If so, what brand/model of 
>>flash
>> > drive did you use? I have not yet had time to hit their forums, and I
>>bet
>> > 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.
>>
>>RW
>>
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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.
>--
>Lee
>
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