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Old 09-24-2009, 04:50 PM   #16
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You're very right to be careful. I've done installations with VirtualBox a lot of times, both on private as on office networks and never had a problem. So I'd say go ahead. After the installation you'll notice some more network interfaces, virtual ones. Those are used to connect the virtual machines to your computer, network, internet.

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Old 09-25-2009, 03:33 AM   #17
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Hi Vasudev ,

Thank you for the help.
I have already downloaded Virtual Box and puppy Linux. While installing Virtual Box, it shows that it will disconnect me from the network. I can't do that as it is the office PC and I can't get out of network for any installation.

Is this warning message is real , or just a fluke ?

Regards,
Kapil
Kapil,
It wont disconnect you from network so don't worry and go ahead with installation. I've also installed it in my office. Even if it disconnects its only for few minutes(may be 1 or 2) in that case it will reconnect after its done installing virtual network cards. So you can go ahead with installation.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #18
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Hi Kapil,
You can use virtualbox you can download it from this site http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and install it and follow this article to create a new virtual machine http://vasudevkamath.blogspot.com/20...rtual-box.html now get a distro of your own choice and install it on virtualbox just like you do in normal machine
Hi Vasudev kamath,

Thank you for providing the link to download Virtual Box .
I have downloaded Virtual box and puppylinux over my windows-xp machine. Then I followed your blog and configured virtual machine with 6Gb of space. But after that I am getting message that "NO BOOT FOUND: SYSTEM HALTED" .

I have puppylinux bin file with me , but I can't install that as system freezes after every 5 mins of starting virtual box.

Could you please suggest something in this regard, as it is really confusing now.

Regards,
Kapil.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 03:14 AM   #19
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Hi Vasudev kamath,

Thank you for providing the link to download Virtual Box .
I have downloaded Virtual box and puppylinux over my windows-xp machine. Then I followed your blog and configured virtual machine with 6Gb of space. But after that I am getting message that "NO BOOT FOUND: SYSTEM HALTED" .

I have puppylinux bin file with me , but I can't install that as system freezes after every 5 mins of starting virtual box.

Could you please suggest something in this regard, as it is really confusing now.

Regards,
Kapil.
Kapil,

You download the latest iso for puppy linux then in CD/DVD selector of vbox select ISO image and point it to the puppy iso image. Once you are done with this you can start the virtual machine and it witll boot up. I'm using Puppy with virtual box and its working fine. I think the problem is because of .bin file.

You can download the iso file from here http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads

Regards
Vasudev
 
Old 10-01-2009, 12:13 PM   #20
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Kapil,

You download the latest iso for puppy linux then in CD/DVD selector of vbox select ISO image and point it to the puppy iso image. Once you are done with this you can start the virtual machine and it witll boot up. I'm using Puppy with virtual box and its working fine. I think the problem is because of .bin file.

You can download the iso file from here http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads

Regards
Vasudev
Hi Vasudev,

Thank you for the prompt reply.
I will give a try on this tonight, and will update you soon.

Regards,
Kapil.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #21
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Hi All,

Finally, I successfully installed Virtual box and Puppy linux over my windows-XP(32-bit machine). Thank you all for my bugging questions, and providing replies patiently.

Now since I will be using puppy linux over virtual box for some time, until I get my RHEL-5 box back, so I have few queries again :
a) When I start the virtual box to use linux , my machine gets hanged up after working fine for some time. I can't even close the application. I need to do warm-boot to resolve the deadlock. I have 2GB RAM on my machine, and I have assigned 6GB of HDD space for puppy linux. Any suggestion for this ??

b) What general limitations we have over Puppy Linux that I shouldn't try here, considering the above points as well. I am looking to configure NFS, DNS, YUM, SAMBA...etc over this partitioned linux. So, can I go ahead with this, or I should not do all these configurations with such a limited version of Linux ?

c) Any other suggestions regarding puppy linux which would be helpful in further use of the software fruitfully. Is there much difference in RHEL and Puppy Linux ?

Thank You All in advance,
Kapil.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:51 AM   #22
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Hi All,

Finally, I successfully installed Virtual box and Puppy linux over my windows-XP(32-bit machine). Thank you all for my bugging questions, and providing replies patiently.

Now since I will be using puppy linux over virtual box for some time, until I get my RHEL-5 box back, so I have few queries again :
a) When I start the virtual box to use linux , my machine gets hanged up after working fine for some time. I can't even close the application. I need to do warm-boot to resolve the deadlock. I have 2GB RAM on my machine, and I have assigned 6GB of HDD space for puppy linux. Any suggestion for this ??

b) What general limitations we have over Puppy Linux that I shouldn't try here, considering the above points as well. I am looking to configure NFS, DNS, YUM, SAMBA...etc over this partitioned linux. So, can I go ahead with this, or I should not do all these configurations with such a limited version of Linux ?

c) Any other suggestions regarding puppy linux which would be helpful in further use of the software fruitfully. Is there much difference in RHEL and Puppy Linux ?

Thank You All in advance,
Kapil.
Regarding your first question you told you have 2gb ram in ur machine how much ram you have allocated to virtualbox during the creation of new virtual machine for puppy just keep RAM to 512mb keeping more than that may lead to system hangup.

Though you can install Samba NFS and other utilities in puppy it won't be straight forward. Puppy is good for old machines and mostly used as portable Linux. So if you want to install DNS,SAMBA and other utilites you can install CentOS or Ubuntu or Debian like distro's

And YUM is available only in Fedora and Redhat based distro's Debian based distro's have apt-get for installing software and similarly other distro's have their own command for the same purpose.

This is my opinions lets see what others will say.

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Old 10-07-2009, 01:39 PM   #23
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Regarding your first question you told you have 2gb ram in ur machine how much ram you have allocated to virtualbox during the creation of new virtual machine for puppy just keep RAM to 512mb keeping more than that may lead to system hangup.

Though you can install Samba NFS and other utilities in puppy it won't be straight forward. Puppy is good for old machines and mostly used as portable Linux. So if you want to install DNS,SAMBA and other utilites you can install CentOS or Ubuntu or Debian like distro's

And YUM is available only in Fedora and Redhat based distro's Debian based distro's have apt-get for installing software and similarly other distro's have their own command for the same purpose.

This is my opinions lets see what others will say.
Hi Vasudev,

Thank you for the prompt reply.
I tried installing Virtual box and after that Puppy Linux. Not remember exactly how much RAM , I allocated during installation. Even not very sure that it asked me about RAM settings.
Now when I start Virtual Box through Start>>Programs>>Sun VirtualBox>> VirtualBox , and click on START tab, it starts the virtual box. Then , it shows a black window which tries to start puppy linux. But it doesn't seem to do anything, as after waiting for few minutes, if I click anywhere, the system hangs-up.

WhwnI tried all these steps for the first time after installation, I was able to see the Puppy Linux desktop and can open the terminal to try few basic commands. From the second day onwards, it starts behaving a different manner, as I explained above.

Thank You in advance,
Kapil.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 01:50 PM   #24
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cold reboot your machine
show how much ram you allocated (should say on right pane)
and click start make sure you are not runnin to many background apps
 
Old 10-07-2009, 03:40 PM   #25
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cold reboot your machine
show how much ram you allocated (should say on right pane)
and click start make sure you are not runnin to many background apps

Hi Smeezekitty,

After closing few applications on-board, I am able to run puppy linux. So, it seems that either I need to increase the RAM on my machine, or I need to stop few CPU-intensive applications before using Puppy Linux over virtual box....right ?
Apart from these, I had few other minor queries regarding Puppy Linux and would like to get some help from all of you :
a) how to switch between virtual box and regular windows OS on a frequent basis, as everytime, i need to ctrl+alt+del the machine if I want to come back to regular windows from puppy linux over Virtual-box.

b) Over regular machine, I have a proper internet connection over LAN. But from virtual box, I am not able to connect to internet. Is it like, I need to configure Internet connection over Puppy Linux ?

c) Do we have any good tutorial over net where I can get some information on Puppy Linux, so that I can differentiate this from RHEL. Since, most of the files at the backend are different from what we used to have over RHEL, so it is becoming a bit confusing for me to get these right.

Many thanks in advance,
Kapil
 
Old 10-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #26
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for the first question hold down the right control key for 2 seconds
and the mouse and keyboard will get released

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Old 10-08-2009, 12:26 AM   #27
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Hi Smeezekitty,

After closing few applications on-board, I am able to run puppy linux. So, it seems that either I need to increase the RAM on my machine, or I need to stop few CPU-intensive applications before using Puppy Linux over virtual box....right ?
Apart from these, I had few other minor queries regarding Puppy Linux and would like to get some help from all of you :
a) how to switch between virtual box and regular windows OS on a frequent basis, as everytime, i need to ctrl+alt+del the machine if I want to come back to regular windows from puppy linux over Virtual-box.

b) Over regular machine, I have a proper internet connection over LAN. But from virtual box, I am not able to connect to internet. Is it like, I need to configure Internet connection over Puppy Linux ?

c) Do we have any good tutorial over net where I can get some information on Puppy Linux, so that I can differentiate this from RHEL. Since, most of the files at the backend are different from what we used to have over RHEL, so it is becoming a bit confusing for me to get these right.

Many thanks in advance,
Kapil
Kapil you can increase or decrease RAM by Clicking on System link on the right pane after you launch VBox.
To switch from Vbox to Windows you need to press Right-Ctrl note that only Right-Ctrl key work not left one.

Yes you need to configure internet connection.

In Puppy before you that you have to either share your internet connection in windows this can be done by click on network icon which is there in system tray of xp. Let me clear that for doing this you need administrative permissions.

If you don't have admin permisions for xp. Or you click on the Network link appearing in right pane of Vbox when you launch it and under Adapter 1 for Attached to to option select Bridged network from drop down when you do that you can see Name: option showing your machines network adapter name. Then Click ok.

If you follow any of these method still you need to configure internet connection puppy it can be done using Network Wizard in puppy find it under internet section.

And here is a link on how to use puppy http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HowToUsePuppy

Regards
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