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kattman

Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 84

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 18:09    Post subject:  

IBM Thinkpad R50e, I duel boot xp and puppy 4.3.1.1 every thinks works

Grubs boot loader disables the "ACCESS IBM", so recovering XP is not possable using the recovery partition. However adding this to Grubs Menu.lst makes it possale.

title IBM Rescue and Recovery
root (hd0,1)
parttype (hd0,1) 0x0b
unhide (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

found at : http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Rescue_and_Recovery#GRUB_in_the_MBR
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linbie

Joined: 09 Jan 2010
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 19:08    Post subject: Dell Latitude 2500  

Running Puppy 4.3.1 as a frugal dual boot with WIN XP

Dell Latitude 2500
Celeron 900MHz
128MB RAM
20GB HDD
CD/DVD Player
Netgear USB wireless adaptor
USB Mouse
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snowshaker

Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 23
Location: Midwesterner running Slacko Puppy 5.3

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 19:45    Post subject:  

I've run Puppy release 2 on a Compaq 1230, which only had 96 MB of RAM and it seemed to work fine as a browser with a LAN connection. Ran faster than windows 98SE anyway. I could never get the wireless card to run though, but Puppy found all the other drivers including the LAN card.

I am running release 4 on an HP dv6358 laptop with 2GB RAM. Everything works, except I am still trying to connect to my windows network to use its printers. I remastered a live CD and then I will run Puppy in ram in public wifi locations with less fear of picking up malware.
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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 4422
Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 20:45    Post subject:  

My 1st laptop: Inspiron 4000, p3, 800, 500mb ram. Mfg. yr. 2000?
This was a gift with many hardware problems; added harddrive,
ram, dvd rom, wireless card. Got parts from a couple old broken
macbooks. About 50 dollars invested.

It runs any puppy very well. There were 3 things that I wished it had.
1. A 1.6 processor and more video power in order to watch video
streams without jerkyness, and fullscreen.
2. Usb 2.0 ports for booting from flash without needing cd to boot.
3. Less weight; for hauling around in my backpack while bicycling.

Received exactly what I wanted for Christmas.
Inspiron 700m. Pent. M 1.6, 1gb ram, 12.1" widescreen. Mfg.yr. 2004?
Has 1280x800 native resolution but also does 1024x768
perfectly, which is easier on my old eyes.
Has dvd/cd rw, which doesn't come with the new (and much more
expensive) 12" latops.
Almost 2 pounds lighter than the old laptop.

Has 2 minor issues:
1. The intel 855gm graphics will only play video "files" with correct
color balance using xvesa on the latest kernels.
2. The intel ipw2200 wireless has wpa problems with latest kernel.

Insignificant peculiarities for me.
I'm crazy about this laptop!!

edit:
The wpa problem seems to be part of the "small" iso puppy I was trying. Other versions with new kernel connect okay.

The xorg video color problem doesn't seem to exist in the 4.3.1
barebones pup that jrb is putting together.

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Inspiron 700m, Pent.M 1.6Ghz, 1Gb ram.
Msi Wind U100, N270 1.6>2.0Ghz, 1.5Gb ram.
Eeepc 8g 701, 900Mhz, 1Gb ram.
Full installs


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davesurrey

Joined: 05 Aug 2008
Posts: 1201
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 21:17    Post subject:  

1. Advent 9315 (also known as Advent T5250). About 1 year old.
Intel Mobile Core 2 duo T5250 at 1500MHz.
2GB DDR2 ram
Sis mirage 3 graphics adapter
Realtek RTL8187B wifi adapter built-in.

Runs puppy 412, 421 and 431.1 with no problems except, despite lots of help from tempestuous, couldn't get wifi working in 412 nor 421. So only use 431.1 (ttuuxxx's version).

2. Systemax 7521T. ( think this was made by Mitac as model MTC 7521T.)
Intel celeron II 1GHz.
40GB HDD
128 MB ram.
No built in wifi so use Belkin F5D7010 pcmcia card.
Runs puppy 412 and 431. Works wonderfully. Despite its age my G/F loves it as it's so solidly built (just like me Smile ). Plays DVDs happily, the lot.

3. Asus eee 701 netbook.
upgraded to 2GB ram
4GB SSD
Tried everything but best was Puppy Dingo Plus .
Not used any more.

4. Asus eee 901

12GB SSD (4 + 8 GB)
Atom proc
2GB ram
Ran puppy off SSD and also SD card.
Used 431 and jemimah's puppeee-431.
Worked okay but just didn't feel right with any puppy. Can't explain.
Much happier with Crunchbang Linux 9.04
Also sad that 214X couldn't get wifi to work. For a netbook that's a killer..

HTH
Dave
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mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 8253

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 21:34    Post subject:  

Hey why don't we waste bandwidth and have photies of our lovable lappies with puppy on them Question

mike
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davesurrey

Joined: 05 Aug 2008
Posts: 1201
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 21:46    Post subject:  

Do you mean you show me yours if I show you mine???? Smile
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mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Posts: 8253

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 23:20    Post subject:  

Quote:
Do you mean you show me yours if I show you mine????

yes and covered in fingerprints...

I sense a rapid downward trend in the content of this thread....

mike
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gposil


Joined: 06 Apr 2009
Posts: 1305
Location: Stanthorpe (The Granite Belt), QLD, Australia

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 00:55    Post subject:  

HP/Compaq Presario C700




Compaq Presario C700 Specifications:

* 15.4″ WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView (glossy) Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
* Intel(R) Pentium(R) dual core processor T2370 (1.73 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
* 1GB DDR2 System Memory (2x 512MB)
* Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
* Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter
* Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ Ethernet
* Fujitsu MHY2120BH 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560A 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
* UVC Webcam
* AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint
* Multi-card Reader
* 6.4 lbs

Operating System
Version
Kernel Linux 2.6.30.5 (i686)Compiled#1 SMP Tue Sep 1 15:48:26 GMT-8 2009
C Library GNU C Library version 2.10.2 (stable)
Default C Compiler gcc 4.4.2
Distribution Puppy Linux 4.84 Dpup

Report:

On Dpup484beta3, everything works out of the box, including function keys, brightness control etc...
Webcam works fine, both wired and Wireless networks are picked up out of the box, in fact I can't find anything that doesn't work...yet

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CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1473
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 07:49    Post subject:  

Hi

Once again, i thank everyone who has contributed to this thread,
some excellent information being provided.

mikeb wrote:
Hey why don't we waste bandwidth and have photies of our lovable lappies with puppy on them Question

Hello mike, by all means please do. Rolling Eyes

CatDude
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chrissy

Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 18

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:33    Post subject:  

This laptop is an Acer aspire 9304 running 4.3.1 puppy using an external usb hd. This is dual core 1800mhz AMD
The wifi works as well as the ethernet(only Ethernet works on 4.2.1. because of the broadcom chipset issue.
The inbuilt web cam works on Skype but as yet I haven't got the microphone to work too.
Sound plays well .
You-tube played sound once I installed Java.
Still to try to get my dvb-t to work.

EDITED dvb-t now working well just needed to install the firmware that was sitting in the firmware folder all ready to go.


The other lappy that I have tried puppy on is an Acer extensa 6600 which will boot puppy from a usb mp3 player.
I ran teen puppy on that model and was able to play films and connect with Ethernet. I haven't tried the newer teen puppy on it yet. I think that has a 1600mhz intel processor .

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ravensrest


Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Posts: 321
Location: Hood Canal, WA

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:21    Post subject:  

I run frugal Puppy 4.3.1 on a Dell Inspiron 2650 in a triple boot with DSL and Windows XP on three different partitions. Have also run versions from 4.0 onward. Dell is 1.6 GHz, 512 Meg, touchpad or mouse. Makes a halfway decent book reader and juke box too. Runs flawlessly.

One of the reasons for keeping Windows is that this computer has a built-in analog modem that lets me use standard phone lines when necessary. Never got it to work under Puppy.
BS
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racepres


Joined: 16 Jan 2009
Posts: 531
Location: Central Michigan, US

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 12:00    Post subject:  

CatDude wrote:

Please keep them coming.
CatDude
.

Are You Sure you want all this?
These are the "Puppified", LapTops that have come thru, or live here. in all cases Puppy is running as desired for the user. I have not included failures. All installs are "Full" Installs, and include swap, unless Noted. I hope that I laid this out in an inteligible way.. But, I can always edit for clarity!
Much of these details are from memory, or lack of!! But can be Verified, and/or Tested if someone needs more info.

1]Toshiba 205cds; 75Mcpu, 40Mram, Dual Boot; Win98se/puppy v 1.0.8;
IBM[noteworthy]pcmcia NIC.
2]Toshiba 410; Same as above.
3]Toshiba Tecra 500 cd; 100M cpu,80Mram, Mean Pup 2.0.2; Orinoco
wavelan silver, or 3Com WLAN/Modem combo, pcmcia NIC.
4]Toshiba Tecra 780 cdt; 133M cpu, 128Mram,
Triple boot/win2k/puppy4.1.2/ DSL; Orinoco wavelan pcmcia NIC.
5]Compaq Armada 400; 400M cpu, 128Mram,
Dual boot; win2k/puppy retro 4.2; 3Com pcmcia Modem.
Has used Orinoco wavelan silver NIC.
6]Dell Inspiron 7500; 500M cpu, 256M ram,
Dual boot winxp/puppy 4.2 Retro; cisco 340 pcmcia NIC.
also has 2nd hdd,w/White Fang only;
7]Toshiba Tecra 8200; 700M cpu, 384M ram,
Triple Boot, Geexbox/winxp/puppy 4.1.2; built in LAN/WLAN,
and alltel [cellphone] pcmcia modem.
8]Dell Latitude 400; 1.?g cpu, 768M ram; Triple boot,
Geexbox/winxp/MacPup2; built in LAN/WLAN.
9]Compaq EvoN115; 1.?M cpu, 384M ram, Triple boot,
Geexbox/winxp/Puppy 4.1.2; cisco 350 pcmcia NIC.
10]HP DV1000; 1.7G cpu, 512M ram, Triple boot,
Geexbox/winxp/MacPup2; built in LAN/WLAN.
11]Dell Inspiron 1100; 2.?M cpu, 512M ram; Puppy 4.3 runs from DVD,
save to hdd on shutdown/reboot. hdd has win xp; built in LAN,
Proxim pcmcia NIC.
12]Compaq v6000; 1.7M cpu, 512M ram, Triple boot,
Geexbox/winxp/MacPup3; built in LAN/WLAN.
13]IBM ?? [gotta check] 2.? G cpu, 2G ram; Win7 on hdd, Puppy 4.3
runs from dvd, save to hdd on shutdown/reboot.
Internal LAN/WLAN, [Alltel tethered cellphone, Yet to work]

Again, More info can be had if neede, but, I am a POOR typer!
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abushcrafter


Joined: 30 Oct 2009
Posts: 1447
Location: England

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 15:31    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:

Has 2 minor issues:
1. The intel 855gm graphics will only play video "files" with correct
color balance using xvesa on the latest kernels.


Try a different video driver. So if you are using gxine, look at the advanced video options.
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racepres


Joined: 16 Jan 2009
Posts: 531
Location: Central Michigan, US

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 15:59    Post subject:  

ravensrest wrote:

One of the reasons for keeping Windows is that this computer has a built-in analog modem that lets me use standard phone lines when necessary. Never got it to work under Puppy.
BS

ravensrest: The modem may be one of those winmodem, software modems.. They aren't too good even w/ windoze..That is why I use the 3Com, pcmcia modems or better yet the LAN/modem combo card.. Puppy uses it no problem.
RP
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