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Old 01-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #16
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Live cd/dvd's are great as well as using virtual machines such as virtualbox, vmplayer or even virtualpc. You don't have to install to traditional devices unless you want to. Virtual machines are free and easy ways to run many OS's on supported machines.
Old 01-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by gael33 View Post
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).


I personally already installed Puppy 2 times on usb
a) start the puppy CD and click the install menu inside the live puppy CD
b) install another distro (TinyCoreLinux from the CD Multicore with ext2 format); then extend the extlinux.conf file and install manually all puppy versions (warry/slacko/puppy) as multiboot menu (by extracting all files from the puppy...iso with isomaster and putting them manually on the USB)
So, if you need few help for b), ask again. But a) should be enough.
But: why do you want puppy? is there any reason? only because you want an usb for a netbook and you think puppy is the best distro for it? if I remember, the best feeling (in term of quick sucess; not performance) I had with live distro on usb was with partedmagic, archbang, knoppix, puppy. In term of performance, I use TinyCoreLinux.
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Everything was jumpy and jerking, the mouse although setup as instructed was all over the place making the program very difficult to use.
Sounds to me like an X configuration problem, and probably easily fixed. (Perhaps you have both evdev and mouse trying to run at the same time?)
You could google (eg) jumpy mouse in puppy linux;
or start a new thread here, or in the Puppy forums.
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Originally Posted by gael33 View Post
... I didn't like the feel of Unity, so I went over to Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) with the Gnome 3 interface ...
You know with Linux it is possible to have more than one DE(Desktop Envinroment) or WM(Window Manager)
Actualy you can have as many as you want as far there is room in your drive.
There are two nice distros that goes on USB sticks:
Those are very lightweight and fast.



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