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Old 01-26-2012, 03:50 AM   #1
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Question Linux Puppy on USB?


I've downloaded the latest version of Linux Puppy Slacko-5.3.1 SCSI-MAIN with the intention of installing it on a USB stick. I was told to burn the ISO to CD, which I have done ... now I need to know how to get the program from the disk to the USB stick ... How do I do that?

At present I am using Linux Mint 12 (Lisa).

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Old 01-26-2012, 04:00 AM   #2
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Hi there you might want this: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

Btw you just need the iso file.

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Old 01-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #3
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Hello.
UNetbootin can make bootable usb stick using your .iso image.
Also LiLi USB Creator(Windows only) worked fine with Puppy image.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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Unetbootin, Yumi and Linux Live can make a live usb for you... you only need to know the location of the iso (Puppy) on your hard drive... burning to cd is unnecessary.

I'd recommend Lili (Linux Live) because it is hyper intuitive and it didn't have an issue with my biometric flash drive like Unetbootin did. All three of the aforementioned live usb creators are very good and easy to use. The only difference is which type of Linux each supports or is supported by. If Lili is not suitable try one of the others. Z/Z
 
Old 01-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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Well, I took all your suggestions on board and burnt the ISO to the USB stick using Unetbootin. It worked fine, but when I rebooted, going through all the setup procedures, I was disappointed with the end result. Everything was jumpy and jerking, the mouse although setup as instructed was all over the place making the program very difficult to use.

But I am not one to give up that easily seeing that there are a multiplicity of other options, perhaps someone who has done this before could recommend another distro or two? As I see it, it's a matter of finding the right one to suite the user

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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Just boot from the puppy CD,
Once loaded, there is an option in puppy to install puppy on USB.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
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I am not Linux Savvy and have never tried Puppy. I have tried the standard Ubuntu, BT and Mint. In terms of friendliness Mint seems to trump BT and Ubuntu (Mint is Based on Ubuntu). BT doesn't have many issues but for a noob like me the lack of a managers (not enabled for security reasons I believe) made the transition from 7 pretty much impossible without assistance. Then I tried Ubuntu but it didn't feel right... I think that may be because Mint is kinda preconfigured for media junkies like me and the interface is idiot-proof. Is pretty sugared up as the name suggests but makes a nice "gateway" Linux distro. They feature rich version of Mint ("Lisa") requires a dvd or 4 gig flash (also comes in a cd size variety for Linux peeps more skilled with Linux than me).

If you are coming to Linux straight from Mac or Windows you might want to run Linux from a Oracle Virtual Box at first... it may make the transition a little smoother. The Oracle Virtual Box comes with wizards that make set up insanely easy.

Just post here and state what you intend to use Linux for and someone should be able to help you pick a distro (might wanna be careful about your wording if you want to use it for security testing applications). Z/Z
 
Old 01-27-2012, 04:05 AM   #8
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I am not Linux Savvy and have never tried Puppy. I have tried the standard Ubuntu, BT and Mint. In terms of friendliness Mint seems to trump BT and Ubuntu (Mint is Based on Ubuntu). BT doesn't have many issues but for a noob like me the lack of a managers (not enabled for security reasons I believe) made the transition from 7 pretty much impossible without assistance. Then I tried Ubuntu but it didn't feel right... I think that may be because Mint is kinda preconfigured for media junkies like me and the interface is idiot-proof. Is pretty sugared up as the name suggests but makes a nice "gateway" Linux distro. They feature rich version of Mint ("Lisa") requires a dvd or 4 gig flash (also comes in a cd size variety for Linux peeps more skilled with Linux than me).

If you are coming to Linux straight from Mac or Windows you might want to run Linux from a Oracle Virtual Box at first... it may make the transition a little smoother. The Oracle Virtual Box comes with wizards that make set up insanely easy.

Just post here and state what you intend to use Linux for and someone should be able to help you pick a distro (might wanna be careful about your wording if you want to use it for security testing applications). Z/Z
Just to clarify, I have been using Ubuntu for a couple of years although I am no expert or technical geek, I can however find my way around the GUI without too many problems. I didn't like the feel of Unity, so I went over to Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) with the Gnome 3 interface ... gave it a good run and now I quite like it. My original idea was to take Linux with me wherever I go on a USB stick, but having tried Puppy Linux I find that it's based on Slackware, not Unix. I would like to find a Unix system that I could run from USB, a system that I am familiar with without having to go through the confusing learning curve all over again. So, if anyone has any Unix recommendations that will run from USB I would be pleased to give them a try.

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:19 AM   #9
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Try debian live it still has gnome2 & will run from usb, I used unetbootin & found it easy to install to stick
 
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So, if anyone has any Unix recommendations that will run from USB I would be pleased to give them a try.
Did you boot from the puppy CD?
It has an option to install on usb.

Kind regards
 
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As repo says. Puppy has a simple tool to allow one to install it to a flash drive. It is the suggested way to perform that task.

After you boot to the cd. There is a menu at bottom left that calls up sub menues. On the top 3 choice I think there is a sub menu for installing it.

There should be an icon on the desktop also that says install.

In all linux installations, be sure you know what is what or have a good backup.

I generally install linux to usb drives by using virtual machines. It is pretty hard to mess up the host computer with a virtual machine and I get in a hurry sometimes.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #12
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but having tried Puppy Linux I find that it's based on Slackware, not Unix.
Eh? Slackware is one of the longest existing distributions of Linux. Linux is a re-write from scratch of Unix. Ergo, Puppy is as much a Unix as any other distribution of Linux.

If you want something more directly based on Unix, try Free BSD or (horror) OSX.

Personally I don't like Gnome (terrible waste of a wonderful widget set), but I think Debian Live uses it by default. Pop that on a USB stick, see how it flies.
 
Old 01-28-2012, 06:14 AM   #13
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Eh? Slackware is one of the longest existing distributions of Linux. Linux is a re-write from scratch of Unix. Ergo, Puppy is as much a Unix as any other distribution of Linux.

If you want something more directly based on Unix, try Free BSD or (horror) OSX.

Personally I don't like Gnome (terrible waste of a wonderful widget set), but I think Debian Live uses it by default. Pop that on a USB stick, see how it flies.
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread ... it's a learning curve
I've not tried Free BSD yet, but I have tried several other flavours of Ubuntu. Most of them boot from the USB stick, some of them don't. None of them will connect to my WiFi making the whole exercise pointless. It could be that my lack of expertise is the overall problem ... So, if anyone could point me in the right direction as to how I can connect Linux Puppy from a USB stick through a WiFi (Netgear DG834PN) I would be most grateful.

gael.
 
Old 01-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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So, if anyone could point me in the right direction as to how I can connect Linux Puppy from a USB stick through a WiFi (Netgear DG834PN) I would be most grateful.
Did you setup the wireless in puppy?
Errors?
Play with the diferent settings.

Kind regards
 
Old 01-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread ... it's a learning curve
I've not tried Free BSD yet, but I have tried several other flavours of Ubuntu. Most of them boot from the USB stick, some of them don't. None of them will connect to my WiFi making the whole exercise pointless. It could be that my lack of expertise is the overall problem ... So, if anyone could point me in the right direction as to how I can connect Linux Puppy from a USB stick through a WiFi (Netgear DG834PN) I would be most grateful.

gael.
Try Knoppix (as a live CD initially). If that works, Debian should pick up your wifi automatically (or you can install Knoppix). If not, you'll have to use NDISwrapper to try and use the Windows drivers 'cos some twerp hasn't released the driver details to the community.
 
  


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