Originally Posted by meridius10
Really simple question but how do you default to root?
Puppy runs as root by default, You have to do nothing. Your home folder in puppy is called root.
There is another user called spot which is used for runnung the webserver (Hiawatha) in puppy.
[QUOTE Do you need any further installs for a C and C++ compiler in Puppy?[/QUOTE]
Yes you only require the devx.sfs file that provides the compilers and Python.
In puppy its easy to install either using the boot manager or the sfs loader depending on which version of puppy you are using. Just ask a friend to download the devx for the version of puppy you are using from http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/
If you decide to go down this route just ask for links and instructions on how to install .sfs files if you get stuck.