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Old 05-18-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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running puppy from a thumb drive


Hi

I'm a newb for sure! Have run Ubuntu, Puppy am presently running mint 17.3 I believe! Mozilla 53.0.2

Slow and draggy it is! Ran Chromium which seemed to solve the slow and draggy. But started getting really scary stuff on my screen right away! Uninstalled but for a few minutes it was really crisp and fast! It's not my Cox it seems to be Mozilla!

So i'm thinking either run something that doesn't take as much horsepower as mint or find another browser. What do you guys think of Opera?

Can I run puppy from a thumbdrive. It's a virgin 3.0 32GB from Samsung

Found this link http://www.prime-expert.com/flashboo...t-portable.zip

I'm afraid I need to say ya gotta talk like I'm really green!

Thanks "Troll"
 
Old 05-19-2017, 12:31 AM   #2
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"install netsurf dillo links2 elinks lynx w3m w3m-img netrik"
then, test all.
Opera is a fast browser with good graphic abilities.
Chrome and firefox are a bit slower according speed tests you can find in the WWW.
 
Old 05-19-2017, 12:41 AM   #3
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Even fast USB flash drives are quite slow compared to HDDs. You can test the speed with hdparm. They're faster than a CDROM, but that's not saying much. So, the problem is probably that the CPU is waiting for the drive to keep up. That can take five to ten minutes for the CPU waits to build up, and then the system slows to a kludge.
 
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:42 AM   #4
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What sort of computer are we talking about? Mint is not usually thought of as slow, although the Cinnamon version will be slower than the Mate if your graphics is not too good. If your computer is an old one, then something like MX or AntiX (or Puppy) would be a better bet. If it's a new one, what graphics chip is it using? Installing a proprietary driver might help.

You can run Puppy off usb: that's how it was intended to be used, loading into the memory and running from there.
http://puppylinux.com/install.html
 
Old 05-19-2017, 07:32 PM   #5
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Simply make it bootable with an app of which there are many. Easier than writing your question


I left Ubu some time ago, but still feel for Puppy (same people). Makes an excellent backup.

Enjoy.
 
Old 05-20-2017, 07:09 AM   #6
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Puppy will behave differently depending on what type of flash drive it is.
If the drive emulates a hard drive it will treat it as such and try to write stuff back immediately, thus trashing the drive. If the drive emulates a floppy drive it will try to keep the writes to a minimum and work in memory.
Obvious these are default settings based on the type of drive and can easily be changed with a run time parameter. Usuall the one you want is PFIX=RAM or PMEDIA=FLASH??

Last edited by dave@burn-it.co.uk; 05-20-2017 at 07:12 AM.
 
Old 05-20-2017, 06:08 PM   #7
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Puppy will behave differently depending on what type of flash drive it is.
If the drive emulates a hard drive it will treat it as such and try to write stuff back immediately, thus trashing the drive. If the drive emulates a floppy drive it will try to keep the writes to a minimum and work in memory.
Obvious these are default settings based on the type of drive and can easily be changed with a run time parameter. Usuall the one you want is PFIX=RAM or PMEDIA=FLASH??
No worries!. You will be prompted for whether you would like to save to the USB or nor. Press n.
 
Old 05-21-2017, 06:34 AM   #8
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You miss the point. You will NOT be asked if it emulates a hard drive and it will do it every so often and not just at the end of your session.
 
  


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