[BALU] Anyone tried Puppy Linux?

Lee Nichols lee555j5 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 21:33:28 CDT 2007


On 6/11/07, Jason Sandlin <crane.aswp at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I didn't ever try booting it from USB. Isn't puppy the one that can save
> all your settings to the usb or hard drive so when you run the Live cd again
> everything is still set like you had it?
>
> On 6/11/07, Mr. Panzer <panzermkz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > darn it.  Stop teasing me with the hardware specs there.  Nice am2
> > setup.
> >
> >
> >
> > Panzer
> >
> >
> >
> > 10 second quickie not long enough for you?  Try it for 24 hours.  24
> > Heures
> > du Mans
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >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
> > >
> > >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
> > >Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350
> >
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Puppy allows saving a settings and software file to a hard disk, a USB flash
drive, or a multisession cd so that your settings and added software are
persistent. You run the live cd with the saved file medium connected, and it
restores your system just like an installed system. You can also tell it to
ignore any saved sessions it might find and boot from scratch from the cd.

However, this requires 2 devices when you are not on your pc: the live cd
and the saved file medium (for example, your USB flash drive. I am trying to
install it to a USB flash drive and save my settings to the same drive so
that is the only device I need...provided the pc I'm on supports booting
from a USB flash drive. I have not been able to get my D610 to see the OS on
the USB flash drive yet. I have also tried several different flash drives.

I do have one that works: 64 MB by JMTek, but I want one bigger so I can put
some additional apps on it, such as Opera. This JMTek drive is weird. When I
connect it to any Winduhs box, it registers as a Local Disk, complete with a
recycle bin and System Volume Information. All other flash drives I have
seen register as a Removable Disk. I have tried repartitioning and
reformating...no change.

-- 
Lee

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
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350
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