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Old 02-17-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Pendrivelinux 2008 - good for newbies!


I've been trying Pendrivelinux 2008 over the weekend and have to say I like it, installs directly to a USB stick no need to burn CD's, also saves your changes back on the USB device when your session is done, detected everything on my system, Firefox is the default browser, KDE desktop, fits on a 1GB USB pendrive. (with compiz /beryl pre-installed)

Their website has guides for installing other distros to a USB pendrive ... Ubuntu, Slax, Mepis, Gentoo, etc.
The only thing I couldn't find for Pendrivelinux was an active forum.

Pendrivelinux 2008: (based on Mandriva Linux)
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/02...-from-windows/

There's another version based on pure Debian rather the Mandriva version (above) but it requires a bit more work to install with the ability to save changes, out of the two I prefer the Mandriva version which has you up and running Linux on a USB pendrive in just a few mins.

Pendrivelinux Envy tutorial: (Debian based)
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/11...-from-windows/

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Last edited by DLM; 03-12-2008 at 03:06 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Exclamation Pendrivelinux 2008

Did your install take you directly to the GUI or a terminal window? I loaded Pen drive Linux on a 1GB SD card and all I was to access was the terminal. I used startX, but was not able to access the GUI.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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DLM,
nice interesting link
thx
rgds
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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DLM,
nice interesting link
thx
rgds
Bil
 
Old 03-12-2008, 02:48 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reliasm View Post
Did your install take you directly to the GUI or a terminal window? I loaded Pen drive Linux on a 1GB SD card and all I was to access was the terminal. I used startX, but was not able to access the GUI.
that could be your SD card I can't really say, but in my case using a 1GB Kingston Data Traveller USB stick it booted straight into the KDE desktop.
If you were taken to the command line were you already logged in, if so "startx" should work, if you were taken to a login prompt type "guest" as the username & "guest" as the password, then type "startx" & hit enter

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Last edited by DLM; 03-12-2008 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 06:41 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DLM View Post
I've been trying Pendrivelinux 2008 over the weekend and have to say I like it, installs directly to a USB stick no need to burn CD's, also saves your changes back on the USB device when your session is done, detected everything on my system, Firefox is the default browser, KDE desktop, fits on a 1GB USB pendrive. (with compiz /beryl pre-installed)

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I'm curious, how is the speed accessing everthing? I've been thinking about getting this myself, just haven't done so yet.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 10:47 PM   #7
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speed is excellent, no lag, you should try it.
 
Old 08-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #8
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MicroSD

Hi! Can I load Pendrivelinux 2008 on 2Gb Transcend MicroSD, which inserted into mp4 player?
 
Old 08-15-2008, 11:42 AM   #9
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MicroSD

And will this card accessible from Windows and player, after "installing" linux?
PS. Sorry for 2 posts.

Last edited by Sviat; 08-15-2008 at 03:24 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 11:13 PM   #10
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Thumbs up Internet

(this post may need to go into its own forum. let me know if you think so.)

this app is cool but how do i set it up for internet access.

at home i use dialup at the moment but at work they have broadband

can any one help me to set up both these type of internet connections.

this version is cool as i can still use windows and do things while i get use to a linux system



thanks to the creators whoever they are.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 04:54 PM   #11
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Bug Report for all-in-one-pendrivelinux-2008 installation

I thought I should make a bug report for the all-in-one-pendrivelinux-2008 installation. (21 November 2008)

This is the second pendrivelinux I have tried on my new 8GB flash thumbdrive and it was not without problems. The syslinux.cfg file which contains the boot menu choices for grub has wrong file names and does therefore not boot the system right out of the box.

To explain in more detail:
I loaded the following page link:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/07...ivelinux-2008/
and proceeded to follow the installation directions.
1) I skipped the first step of downloading the HP pendrive formatting tool since my pendrive was already formated with FAT.
2) I downloaded the AIOPendrivelinux08.zip from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pen...ivelinux08.zip
3) I extracted the contents to the USB drive.
4) I ran makeboot.bat.
5) I rebooted the machine and selected the USB boot option at the appropriate moment.
6) Grub loaded the boot menu choices.
7) I tried all six choices to no avail as each choice gave an error message indicting a module could not be loaded.

Back in windows, checking the syslinux.cfg file which seemed to hold the boot menu choices and pathways to bootup files I saw for example the following:
menu label Boot with persistent changes
kernel vmlinuz
append livecd=livecd initrd=initrd.gz root=/dev/rd/3 vga=788 keyb=us splash=verbose persist fromusb
label livecd
... etc. etc.

Each of the menu choices said that the path to livecd=livecd whereas in my file browser I saw only a file named livecd.sqfs.

Supposing this to be a bug, I changed each menu choice to reflect this file name and saved the syslinux.cfg file:
menu label Boot with persistent changes
kernel vmlinuz
append livecd=livecd.sqfs initrd=initrd.gz root=/dev/rd/3 vga=788 keyb=us splash=verbose persist fromusb
label livecd
... etc. etc.

I reboot and voila the bootup menu choices now work normally.

The curious thing was that when I tried the QEMU option before having discovered the bug, Pendrivelinux-2008 in QEMU worked fine under WindowsXP. It must bypass the syslinux.cfg file altogether.

Well may I suggest, that the maintainer of this package, fix the bug in the syslinux.cfg file.

I appreciate the effort penlinuxdrive people have put into their site and I hope that this bug report will help to make the experience better for other users.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Wells
Greece

PS. I posted this bug report here because the Pendrivelinux site's forum (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2006/08/29/old-forum/) has been unfortunately shut down permanently it seems due to insufficient traffic.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 01:47 AM   #12
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I am having a few issues with this as well.
I am trying to install pendrivelinux2008 onto a kingston 8gb sdhc card

when I extract the files from the .zip file I am given the choice to overwrite files made by the hp utility.
That's my first problem, I'm not sure which to use.
Also, when I run makeboot.bat I run into the biggest problem of all. when I tried on xp I got "Access Denied" and when I run on Vista I get "the system cannot find the file path specified."
do I need to edit the batch file?
 
Old 01-23-2009, 01:48 AM   #13
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Also, instructions I am using are at http://www.pendrivelinux.com/pendriv...dows/#more-342
sorry for the double post, the system wouldn't let me post a URL until my second post.
 
  


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