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Old 06-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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How can I get Puppy 5 to read 4.3.1' s pupsave? (Solved)


I have Puppy 4.3.1 on frugal install on a pendrive. I would like to upgrade to Puppy 5 but Puppy 5 doesn't read my 4.3.1's pupsave.2fs. Is there any way around this? My apologies if this is a stupid question.

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Old 06-06-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Not stupid, at all.

But the answer is: No, it can't be done.

Despite having a seemingly continuous numbering system, most Puppies are pretty independent developments and do not continue a previous version. So upgrades are not possible, in most cases.

You could upgrade from Puppy 5.0 to 5.0.1, but not from 431 to 501.

Puppy is not Ubuntu and doesn't have a centralized development center and the structure that comes with it. Puppy is pretty much a conglomerate of individual and independent developments.

Best way around is, to keep all pets, scripts, instructions and notes for setting up a Puppy to your liking in a separate folder somewhere on your PC.
When a new Puppy comes along, take your collection of setup tools and start a new pupsave file. At least this is how I do it and it seldom takes more than half an hour.
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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Many thanks for the info. I love Puppy, so I guess I'll just have to stick to 4.3.1.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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Normally you can actually update, although you couldn't from 1.x to 2.x
Sometimes the save file naming changes - I haven't tried lupu (the Puppy 5 version I suspect you're wanting to use), but I think they have changed it to lupusave.2fs
In this case you can probably upgrade if you first copy your save file (because you should probably have a backup anyway) and rename the copy as lupusave.2fs

Let us know how it goes if you do try.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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disciplepup,

Thanks for the reply. I did try what you suggested, i.e. renaming pupsave as lupusave. It didn't work. I also tried loading pupsave as an sfs file, but that didn't work either. I had almost abandoned all hope of upgrading, but your message has got me thinking.

I now plan to backup my pupsave file, do the upgrade and then copy the contents of the backup pupsave into the new lupusave. I doubt if it will work, but it's worth a try. I am quite tied up now with non-computer related matters but I'll get to it as soon as I can.

Once I have tried it I'll post the outcome here.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:54 AM   #6
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Nope, it didn't work. Couldn't even retrieve the contents of pupsave. Looks like I am sticking to 4.3.1. All the same, thanks for the suggestions.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 01:39 PM   #7
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From lucide version 5.01 all I had to do was clicking on the puppsave.2fs file from the filemanager. Mine ain't encrypted. Could it be in your case?
 
Old 07-04-2010, 06:47 PM   #8
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Uten, thanks for the reply. I have not installed 5.01 yet. I will try out what you suggested.
 
  


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