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keilor

Joined: 26 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2007, 06:16    Post subject:  

I've noticed that a lot of the links in the first post are broken - pointing to the old www.murga.org site.

Any chance of getting them updated?
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2007, 00:03    Post subject:  

Okay, I just did a find-replace on the domain names, so they should work now.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2007, 13:28    Post subject:  

Pizzasgood wrote:
Okay, I just did a find-replace on the domain names, so they should work now.


It is a great idea that had to take a ton of time! Sure appreciate the effort.

Just a heads-up ...
The frugal install link goes to a hopelessly out-dated Wiki page.

We are preparing to move and I cannot find my notes and wanted to be certain
that I followed the latest and greatest steps for backup and a frugal install of 2.16.

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willhunt


Joined: 05 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun 2007, 15:55    Post subject:  

I found these links to be very helpful and here are some I thought worthy of
consideration
bash tutorial from Daniel Robbins), President and CEO, Gentoo Technologies, Inc
and
this Fine DOS cheat sheet for us older dogs Razz
http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/unix_for_dos_users.html

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AMF


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2007, 21:18    Post subject:  Thanks for the list!  

This should be the first post people read after the welcome message. A very nice collection of useful links.
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setecio

Joined: 01 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2007, 08:56    Post subject:  

This is a great list of very useful resources, however I think it is more a list of resources, rather than 'for beginners'.

I suppose it depends on how you define 'beginner', but I would suggest it be changed slightly to get 'absolute beginners' who just want to get up and running in Puppy, off to a good quick start.

Idea
My suggestion would be to change the red 'First' to 'Second', and add a new red 'First' with simply this link to point 'extreme' and 'absolute' beginners to the basics that they need to get up and running with Puppy, otherwise they could suffer from info overload before they get anywhere.

http://www.puppy-linux.info/en/manual/main.html

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katahdin

Joined: 30 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2008, 22:04    Post subject:  

setecio wrote:
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Idea
My suggestion would be to change the red 'First' to 'Second', and add a new red 'First' with simply this link to point 'extreme' and 'absolute' beginners to the basics that they need to get up and running with Puppy, otherwise they could suffer from info overload before they get anywhere.

http://www.puppy-linux.info/en/manual/main.html

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I agree - and was excited that I found the newbie step by step link !!
Unfortunately the link you give above is broken!!

Which sites should a real newbie - looking for step by step instructions - use ? puppylinux.com -- puppylinux.org ...... puppy..etal TIA
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puppyluv


Joined: 21 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Mar 2008, 13:08    Post subject:  

katahdin, the search on this forum is a great start as well as PuppyLinux Wiki. Both of these have saved me tons of time finding things spread all over the internet.

The wiki
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/

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Dingo


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Mar 2008, 15:49    Post subject:  

few months ago I have started also my Puppy packages wiki and mirroring ISO project:

http://puppylover.netsons.org/dokupuppy

what dou think about?

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jonyo

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PostPosted: Fri 16 May 2008, 15:06    Post subject:  

I doeth thinketh ..waay cool! Smile
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carolus

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jul 2008, 17:48    Post subject:  

In addition to the web resources, you might mention a few books such as Kernighan and Pike, The Unix Programming Environment; and Bruce Blinn, Portable Shell Programming.
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DC


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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Location: Maidenhead, England

PostPosted: Mon 11 May 2009, 19:00    Post subject:  

regarding the problem of putting this post at the front of the beginners help forum.

In the "Additional Software" section there is a separate panel for two sub subjects (eye candy and games).

So can it not be done here as well. Moving the sticky posts in to their own panel at the top of the beginners help forum.

You just need to "discuss" which posts should be there Smile

DC

p.s.
http://puppylover.netsons.org/dokupuppy
is great for finding all the versions of .pets
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Mon 11 May 2009, 23:03    Post subject:  

No, not possible. Subsections can get a separate panel, and announcements can get a sort of separation within the main panel. Stickies just get to be sticky.
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yorkiesnorkie


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Aug 2009, 21:46    Post subject: Dual Boot XP and Linux, XP installed first
Subject description: More Aimed at Ubuntu but interesting
 

Step by step with pictures:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed_first.htm

Edit: This is primarily aimed at Ubuntu but it is interesting reading nonetheless.

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yorkiesnorkie


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Sep 2009, 09:21    Post subject: Important Information on Resizing NTFS Partitions Vista/XP  

Hi,

This might help you. I've been digging around and here's some info for you by authors that are far more experienced than I am:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29356

http://www.gposil.com/pupinst.htm


Quote:
All hard drives that have Windows installed contain a standard block of code in their MBR. If this code gets altered,
Windows may refuse to boot even though its actual files are OK. This can be a frightening situation, but is easy to
repair. Do some research on the WinXP Recovery Console and its "fixmbr" command.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1691645923&t=16950 Also look here for the "fixmbr"
download. Vista users should read http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ here.

This is a crucial issue because Puppy uses its own bootloader, GRUB. You have to pick one or the other as the
primary bootloader for your computer.

Now for the decision. Do you want to continue using Windows as the primary bootloader? If so, you will need to
modify Windows so it presents a startup menu that includes Puppy as one of the options. The Puppy Universal
Installer (PUI) cannot set this up because you need to make the changes from inside Windows. There is an on-line
tutorial called the Lin'N'Win Project that will do the job.
Find it here http://www.icpug.org.uk/national/linnwin/step00-linnwin.htm

Or do you want Puppy to be the primary bootloader? This will involve installing GRUB, which Puppy can do
automatically. Windows will now run as an option from the GRUB boot menu. However, because GRUB is a Linux
product, this will only work if you have installed Puppy into its own partition. And the partition must be formatted
using a Linux-compatible filesystem such as ext2.

The PUI will refuse to install GRUB in a FAT or NTFS partition, because it assumes that the partition contains
Windows. Watch for the cryptic error message "This partition is not Linux".


All the best,

Yorkiesnorkie
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