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How to make Puppy run from a bootable NON-LIVE CD?
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salgak

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Dec 2019, 12:21    Post subject:  How to make Puppy run from a bootable NON-LIVE CD?
Subject description: USB boot, Woof environment
 

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My end-goal is a cut-down version of Puppy for use in a network maintenance environment: the use-case is diskless, CD-boot laptops.

As a first step, my plan was to install a full install of Puppy onto a USB drive, NOT the SFS-based images. Then download the full Woof-CE from Github, and start paring down unnecessary functionality (games, media players come to mind, as well as some of the security software, like TOR). Woof the packages, then re-package as a new LiveCD, and go from there.

Any suggestions or comments, as i cannot seem to install ANYTHING to a USB stick, other than the current LiveCD. . .
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jafadmin

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Dec 2019, 13:23    Post subject:  

I believe all puppies have the "Remaster Puppy LiveCD" utility on the "Setup" menu.

Install your preferred puppy as a frugal install, customize it to your liking, then run the remaster utility. It should create your custom bootable LiveCD ISO. Just burn that to a CD, and Robert is your mother's brother.

Easy peasy Cool
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Dec 2019, 18:22    Post subject:  

Ditto jafadmin. But install RemasterX, http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=780345#780345 into your frugal install. It will take a lot of the drudgery and guesswork out of remastering.

FYI, Setup>Remove Builtins will remove any. But, unless you know what everything does, stick to removing the obvious. A lot of what can be removed (a) takes up little room, and (b) is needed by other applications. Not so obvious: IIRC, Puppy package Manager expects geany to be present. Change the default text editor to leafpad if you intend to remove geany, then install anything. But geany is more fleshed out. So I recommend leaving it and removing Leafpad.

After-thought: Why do you want to first build a "Full Install" when you are going to end up with a Frugal Install? Puppy originated as an operating system you could run from a CD. On that CD would be one or more SFSes, initrd(gz), vmlinuz (the Linux "engine") and a bootloader. All a Frugal Install did/does was/is to enable placement of those files on some other medium --hard-drive, later USB-Stick-- rather than a CD/DVD. You do know that Frugal and Full are exactly the same operating system, just deployed differently?

Add that it may not be possible to do a "Full Install" to a USB-Key. Perhaps if you format the Key as Linux?

Have you considered just starting with some already 'cut-down' Puppy such as Precise-lite? http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1024458#1024458
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Pepineros

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jan 2020, 11:59    Post subject:  

jafadmin wrote:
Robert is your mother's brother.


Gonna use this in polite conversation going forward. Laughing Cool
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