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Old 11-20-2006, 11:53 AM   #16
alred
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btw , a little update ...

this is my latest ::

/puppy
gimp-scribus_211.sfs
gimp-scribus-tvtime_212.sfs
open-office_211.sfs
open-office_212.sfs
print-tex-lyx-libspell_211.sfs
print-tex-lyx-libspell_212.sfs
pup_200.sfs
pup_211-BARE-CD-ISO.sfs
pup_211.sfs
pup_212-BARE-CD-ISO.sfs
pup_212.sfs
tools-enscript-ecasound-gentoo-jasspa-dilloRC_211.sfs
tools-enscript-ecasound-gentoo-jasspa-dilloRC_212.sfs

after running puppy 212 , found out that i can also watching tv with tvtime ... great ...

all of the xxxxxxxxx_212.sfs are symlinks except for one of them ...

so far so good(at least initially i believe) running an old computer with my puppy ...


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Old 11-29-2006, 11:04 PM   #17
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ok , found a way to create more than 8(sort of) union layers ... after reading(actually guessing) at slax's script though ...

i created 0 - 255 loop devices in that initrd.gz "/dev" directory and for my grub.conf i added the parameter of "max_loop=255" ...

also add/edit that initrd.gz "/sbin/init" script at around line 1130 on my editor ::
Code:
...

  mount >>/var/log/redstone.log

  for ONESFS in `ls -1 *_${PUPPYVERSION}.sfs | grep -v '^z' | grep -v "^pup" | tr "\n" " "`
  do
   mkdir /pup_ro${CNTLOOP} 2>/dev/null
   losetup /dev/loop${CNTLOOP} $EXTRASFS/$ONESFS
   mount -r -t squashfs -o noatime /dev/loop${CNTLOOP} /pup_ro${CNTLOOP}
   [ $? -eq 0 ] && UMNTRO="${UMNTRO}:/pup_ro${CNTLOOP}=ro"
echo "/dev/loop${CNTLOOP} $EXTRASFS/$ONESFS" >>/var/log/redstone.log
echo "${UMNTRO}:/pup_ro${CNTLOOP}=ro" >>/var/log/redstone.log
echo "......" >>/var/log/redstone.log
   CNTLOOP=`expr $CNTLOOP + 1`
   [ $CNTLOOP -eq 254 ] && break 
  done
 fi
 cd /

...
this is the directory ::

/000
/puppy
gimp-scribus_211.sfs
gimp-scribus_212.sfs
java_211.sfs
java_212.sfs
open-office_211.sfs
open-office_212.sfs
print-tex-lyx-libspell_211.sfs
print-tex-lyx-libspell_212.sfs
pup_200.sfs
pup_211-BARE-CD-ISO.sfs
pup_211.sfs
pup_212-BARE-CD-ISO.sfs
tools-enscript-ecasound-gentoo-jasspa-dilloRC_211.sfs
tools-enscript-ecasound-gentoo-jasspa-dilloRC_212.sfs
tvtime_211.sfs
tvtime_212.sfs


probably a bit ugly , "hard-coded" and with some mistakes but it works ok and only with my puppy 212 ... squashing fat directories is a drag on old computers ...


[EDIT::]corrected the location of "init" script and i'm not too sure about that 254 count ... anyway , have just included the capabalilty of an encryted saved session ... those puppy guys are great ...


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Last edited by alred; 11-30-2006 at 09:53 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 10:55 PM   #18
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About using 2.10 for HD install.
Yes 2.10 is the only version I could currently make work for a HD install. But I'm pretty sure that once it is installed, you can slide in the latest version and upgrade to puppy 2.xx without problem.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 07:24 AM   #19
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hard to say , it depends ...

i actually downloaded 2.10 , 2.11 and 2.12 and the most recent one i worked on 2.12 only ... heck !! now we also have 2.13 , i really donno what to do ...

anyway , you may squash your own basic 212 sfs by including the neccessary shared files/libraries and with some kind of default bootup into a wm after you settle down with your most commonly used applications ... probably we dont actually need a saved 3fs everytime(??) ...

i guess these these could probably be done on your usb and your cd too ... there might be some odd problems but no harm giving it a try ...

but the size of everything will be bigger(sometime a lot) though ...


//forgot to mention :: puppy really makes everything easy and simple for everybody , like playing with a appliance deck with "dumb" forward , rewind , skip , stop , play , record etc etc controls ... probably not soft-touch ones , but ... anyway , a very nice distro ...


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Last edited by alred; 12-06-2006 at 07:30 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 10:46 PM   #20
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Thanks for info people! This guys thread helps.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:42 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by alred
//forgot to mention :: puppy really makes everything easy and simple for everybody , like playing with a appliance deck with "dumb" forward , rewind , skip , stop , play , record etc etc controls ... probably not soft-touch ones , but ... anyway , a very nice distro ...
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Yes, it is very simple to use, without being designed for the simple-minded. I appreciated the "dual-bootability" implemented as I am currently testing out multiple compact, live-CD distros. So far, puppy is one of my favorites & I also plan to install to my HD.
 
  


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