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Installing Puppy Linux on a separate, partitioned USB drive

Posted 02-09-2024 at 05:55 AM by beachboy2
Updated 02-11-2024 at 05:06 AM by beachboy2

NB Puppy Linux is not meant to be used as a primary OS installed on a hard disk drive:

It is designed to be used from a bootable USB drive.

Download FossaPup-9.5.iso from:

Burn the ISO image to a bootable USB drive:

(a) With a Windows computer, use Rufus:

(b) With a Linux computer,...
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Minimise Window problem-No indicator in bottom panel

Posted 02-09-2024 at 04:59 AM by beachboy2

Clicking on the Minimise button for a page window causes the whole page to disappear.

There is no Window indicator for that page in the bottom panel.

Solution on Linux Mint:
Right click on bottom panel > Add panel > Select Window List > Add > Close.
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A USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box” (for Debian-based Linux distros)

Posted 01-05-2024 at 02:40 PM by beachboy2

One of the most common complaints on LQ Forums and other Linux forums is about wifi cards or adapters not being recognised in Linux.

Here are some typical lamented cries:

But it works perfectly in Windows. Why doesn’t it work in Linux?
How do I get my Ralink, Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek, Edimax etc wifi card working in Ubuntu/Mint/Debian etc?
Can anybody recommend a wifi card that works "out-of-the-box in Linux”?
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Using FreeFileSync for Backups of personal data

Posted 11-03-2023 at 11:08 AM by beachboy2

There are many ways to backup your personal data to a second drive or elsewhere.

I currently use FreeFileSync (FFS).

Installing FreeFileSync (FFS)

First create a new folder in the backup drive called TARGET_Home, or similar.

Download FFS for Linux from:

(There are plenty of screenshots and tutorials available there also).

Right click on the FreeFileSync_13.1_Linux.tar.gz...
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Is my drive (HDD or SSD) about to fail?

Posted 10-26-2023 at 06:31 AM by beachboy2
Updated 10-26-2023 at 06:39 AM by beachboy2

If you have any doubts about the condition of your HDD or SSD, then first make sure that all your personal data is backed up to an external drive or elsewhere.

Next, install gsmartcontrol:

sudo apt install gsmartcontrol
If you have multiple drives, then identify the correct drive letter using:

I recommend running the Long SMART test. This should take about 2 hours, but it may take longer depending on the size of the...
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