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Old 12-22-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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puppy linux

Hi all.

I was wondering if there a 'Linux for Complete Idiots' as thats what I feel I need. Puppy is installed on my HD and power supply was cut by me in frustration that it would not reboot and the same red message ' previous improper shutdown sorry can only do f.s. check of ext 2/3/4 now continue to load.

A friend installed it to my HD from disk image.It froze after I had opened two windows and was navigating the second.

Many thanks

Old 12-22-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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Boot up your puppy to grub menu and use

boot option.

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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There's nothing wrong with you: Puppy can be a bit temperamental. If you have any more problems, it might be a good idea to change (unless you like solving problems, of course).

From the fact that you chose Puppy to start with, I assume you have a small computer. If that's the case (or if it isn't), try
AntiX for 128MB
WattOS for 256MB
SalineOS for 512MB
Mint for 1GB
All are simple and well-behaved.
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Puppy is just fine.

The older 4 versions were pretty sensitive to hard shutdowns. Normally typing "xwin" at the # prompt would get the desktop back or rerun xorgwizard. The newer versions are tougher.

Remember, Puppy is best run from ram with settings saved back to the cd or, better yet, remastered. This may not be possible with an old machine with little ram but you do not specify what you have.

Have fun!


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