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Old 08-25-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy Puppy problems ! (...and I don't mean toilet training !)


Hi All,
I'm trying to load Puppy "Dingo" (as windows is so damn slow) onto my daughters IBM Thinkpad (Pentium 2 64Mb of Ram)& have followed several ways to try & install both from the cd & direct on the HDD - I can get Grub booting & as Puppy loads it stops after It can't find "usr_cram.fs" file & will go no further...Can I download this file & somehow mount it on the HDD so it will see it ???
...Please help as I am completely new to Linux & would also like to install a larger distro on my personal desktop but this is puting me off at the moment...

Thanks Tyrant_666
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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Puppy toilet training?

I have not used Puppy Linux, though have some ideas of things that you can try. Most Linux distros have a "failsafe" boot up capability, and you can try that. If you know where the file is supposed to go (what directory) then you can of course copy it onto the harddrive...if you can get the file from somewhere else. The Puppy website? http://www.puppylinux.org/

Many distros have Linux live-cds that you can boot your system up to see that it is hardware compatible with your system. If you try a few that others have had success with on your type of system, then you can install it onto the harddrive (most will have an installion cd as well). You can download most distros for free from their websites.

Many distros can run in 1GB with decent applications available. (since Puppy is a small distro). Puppy should also run from cd. You can also ask the Puppy user community in their forums: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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http://www.puppylinux.org/wiki/hardware/general/minreq
64 MB seem to be not enough memory for it - at least not for the recent version.
There are some links on that page which look like they discuss how to get it to run on less than that.
Puppy is fast because it is small (and because of this can be run entirely in RAM - which is the default mode) but that can likely be changed (swap ?) with the downside of slowing it down significantly.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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There are smaller versions of puppy that will run on less than 50 meg but you loose a lot of the ice cream.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 03:21 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jomen View Post
http://www.puppylinux.org/wiki/hardware/general/minreq
64 MB seem to be not enough memory for it - at least not for the recent version.
There are some links on that page which look like they discuss how to get it to run on less than that.
Puppy is fast because it is small (and because of this can be run entirely in RAM - which is the default mode) but that can likely be changed (swap ?) with the downside of slowing it down significantly.

I think you may be right about the 64 Mb RAM issue as it's very slow (almost as slow as Windows but not quite !) - I'm gonna buy 512Mb stick tomorrow & try that , hopefully that should improve things.

Thanks to all 3 of you for replying & also to the person that mentioned about "unetbootin" in another thread as that got puppy on there a treat !!!

Hope the upgrade will work oh & BTW - I've decided to take the plunge & download Ubuntu for my personal desktop ! (Can't wait to tinker with that !)

Thanks again
Tyrant_666

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