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Old 04-01-2014, 03:29 AM   #1
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Puppy to usb


I am trying to download linux puppy slacko to a usb flash drive using pendrive installer when i download the iso the only option i get is burn cd using power 2 go the usb drive is not highlighted in the installer box i saved the file and it still opens in cd burner Click image for larger version

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All advice welcome.
I am using Win 7

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Old 04-01-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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I am no expert on this. However, I did figure out the other night that once you create the live CD, you can then create a live USB, off of the CD. Create the live CD and then boot into the live CD Puppy OS. There is an option to create a live USB on the desktop (I am at work now and can't remember what the icon is).

The only problem I ran up against is that my laptop will not boot from the USB when I turn it on. My computer has Windows XP on it, and I regularly use the Puppy live CD. When I take out the Puppy live CD, and boot the computer with the live USB in the USB port, the computer immediately goes into the Windows XP OS. I have not figured out how to boot the Puppy live USB yet.

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Old 04-01-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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most computers have a F8 or F10 or F12 option at boot. or you can go into bios with the usb plugged in and see if there is an option to boot the usb device then cdrom or floppy etc. on older equipment it may be impossible. you will need to boot from cdrom to load the usb drivers.


another way is to do a frugal install and put grub loader on it and then you will have a choice at boot up for windows or puppy. always make a . repair boot disk from your xp. that way if you want to go back to the original. you just do a fdisk mbr. put your repair boot disk in and put the windows loader back on.


I did that for many XP users. with pup I re-sized the hard drive and make xp 8 gigs smaller then create a 6 gig ext4 and a 2 gig swap partition. then do a frugal install on the 6 gig. create a folder named boot on your 6 gig partition. then install grub to the 6 gig and the loader to mbr on your sda. remember to copy the config puppy gives you to your /boot/grub/menu.lst


then reboot and you have a choice puppy or windows. you can then install puppy to any usb and use it on other computers that can boot from usb.

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Old 04-03-2014, 05:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input i have done it now all i had to do was save file and then ignore the option to burn CD and find the file on my PC.

Must say i am over the moon with Puppy as a live OS even works on a old PC i had in the spare room that was well past it's sell by date i would recommend it to old folk like me who dont know to much about PC engines it's a very simple solution to move on from XP.
 
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Puppy Linux is no Joke it is extremely powerful system. It is a hobbyist Operating system As Barry Kauler the founder of it says. There are pups the are heavily modified.

Good friend of mine Works as a anesthesiologist and uses puppy on a usb. And when going to a certain hospital when logging in net work security has a fit.LOL.

I my self have used puppy to fix other operating systems that have become in operable. I keep a frugal install on all my systems.
but you should learn how to set up a root password login. plus learn how to use fido for multiple accounts. And you should change your password for puppy because we all know it.
run the command passwd and put yours in. Then it is saved.
 
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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Jock0,

I made my own guydog 128MB SD bootable flash card using unetbootin in Linux.
Not sure about doing it in Windows though as I never use Windows much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqj6JJjC1yw
 
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I think either you are searching the file wrong or some problem with the app you have. It should never open the cd burner app if you simply select a file.

Puppy forums and web pages have a few ways to create live usb installs.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 05:44 AM   #8
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I think either you are searching the file wrong or some problem with the app you have. It should never open the cd burner app if you simply select a file.

Puppy forums and web pages have a few ways to create live usb installs.
As i said in my previous post i managed to put it on a usb using my laptop running win 7 and then put it on PC which i had by mistake managed to wipe the previous OS (WIN XP) of it.
Puppy has got it going again and i will try and learn a bit more about linux as i go as recommended by Drakeo i will have to resize the HD using gparted as at the moment its just one drive without a OS so i will have to make room to put other stuff on there .
The mistake i made was on the old PC i tried to do a full install using Linux mint 13 getting rid of Win XP i didnt know anything about making room on the HD so when i put the Mint 13 cd in the drive it wiped out Win and then kept freezing on the install i could only get so far in other words no mint so taking advice from forums i put puppy on there so i could look at the HD using gparted and this is what i got .Sorry about the image taken with my phone i believe the linux swap is to small 1022mb what do you think?
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:20 AM   #9
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well swap file up to about 4 gigs is about how much ram you have. after 4 gigs it really a over kill. And actually can cause your system to slow down.
if your going to run a swap partition on the same drive as the one you have your system installed really 4 gigs for 32 gigs of ram is plenty.
for one gig of ram the swap should be no smaller than 1024 but would go 2048 mb. you see the more ram you have.
here is a nice article on swaps the KISS method . http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lx-partition.html

you see with slow machine with little ram the swap area will be used more. so you could write a book on this. The double the ram is not true never will be for the home user. Second actually putting a swap partition on a separate drive will speed things up. Why do to the bus and seek time. the os is using the same drive and the swap is too. so things can slow down and will. since the 2.6 kernel you can just have a swap file also.

you have a slow machine 750 mb of ram you could use up to 2 gigs but not less than the amount of ram.
I am sure people will chime in on this. But come on for the home user.
Your not a server running 800 processes with 64 gigs of ram. I mean 32 gigs of swap for small processes for small processes.

Little hint when you ran puppy linux from windows with out a swap partition it created a swap file on the fly.
 
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