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Recommend a Puppy iso under 100Mb to fit on credit card CD?
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov 2011, 05:35    Post subject:  Recommend a Puppy iso under 100Mb to fit on credit card CD?  

I want to burn a Puppy distro to a "credit card" CD with a limit of 100MB, and intend to use this as a rescue CD and also (if possible) for Youtube browsing.

EDIT - I realised later that distros under 100MB will fit on an 8cm CD, but not on a credit card CD, which only holds around 50MB. However, if you are specifically looking for a distro around 100MB I highly recommend o1micko's "ThinSlacko" (99MB). It's awesome. Get it here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=78228

Anyway, back to the rest of the original post:

I plan to use this on a range of hardware from older PII gear through to relatively modern PCs, so reliable general performance is a requirement.

Which Puppy versions would anyone recommend?

If I can find one with Abiword included that would be great, although the ability to browse (and save) Youtube files is more important to me in this particular application.

Easy handling of drive mounting, and easy use of USB sticks is a must.

cheers

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov 2011, 07:42    Post subject:  

Barebones Lucid
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=492100#492100

Versions
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyVersion

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2011, 13:50    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
Barebones Lucid
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=492100#492100


Thanks lobster, that Barebones works well. Ideal for what I'm after.

I realise now the youtube thing is an unnecessary and unrealistic addition in this particular application. It would just add bloat.

That forum you suggested also contained a link to Wary Tiny, an 81mb iso that also seems really ideal for this purpose.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=528640#528640

Both of these isos can be burnt to a "credit card CD" and carried in the wallet as a rescue CD.
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2011, 14:44    Post subject:  

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Oops, silly me. I just realised that the credit card CDs are only 50mb, not 100.

Back to the drawing board.

(What was it mum always used to say: "Think before speaking, Think before speaking...").
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb 2012, 18:29    Post subject:  

I keep coming back to this project as something I want to achieve - partly because a tiny "rescue cd" is handy to have in my wallet, but also because learning what is or is not needed in a distro is an interesting topic.

Anyway, I will be spending some time getting to grips with the PupnGo project as it looks like a building block for me to structure my rescue cd on. I've decided I don't really want internet access - just the ability to copy files over from a dying hard drive or crippled O.S to a usb stick or CD.

PupnGo is here:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=51478
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 05:41    Post subject:  

Actually, I think I have found exactly what I need - an earlier version of Barebones - version 2.01r2

Mentioned in this forum entry:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=75428

Seems to be about 47mb and has a reasonable mounting utility to allow easy access to HDDs and USB sticks.
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 13:33    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
I've decided I don't really want internet access - just the ability to copy files over from a dying hard drive or crippled O.S to a usb stick or CD.


Acronis rescue CD is about 60Mb, (IIRC there used to be a limited free version).
Its a Linux based rescue disk, which can save files in compressed and encrypted formats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronis_Rescue_Media
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 16:09    Post subject:  

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Thanks Barkin. The thing is , I've realised now that the little credit card / business card CDRs only hold about 52mb so it's going to be tight.

I've heard that "overburning" boosts that a little bit so I will find out what is possible when I take delivery of the special CDRs soon.

(I have been carrying a "Damn Small Linux" version of this around in my wallet but it's not that nice to use. I have become quite familiar with puppy so that's what I am hoping to use if I can..)
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 17:54    Post subject:  

Hi, greengeek.

Just a thought: if you think "shirt pocket" instead of "wallet", you could use a mini-DVD (1.5 Gb), and then you can choose and use any and all Puppies for your purpose. Plus you can save your sessions on a DVD.

As I said, just a thought.

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 20:56    Post subject:  





careful you don't accidentally spend it.
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 21:30    Post subject:  

this key-sized USB memory stick is a possible solution ...


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 21:32    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 23:02    Post subject:  



Here is Puppy Lucid 5.1 running from a credit card Smile
- sorry dark and enhanced pics
. . . probably taken at night without flash Confused
http://tmxxine.com/card/

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2012, 02:35    Post subject:  

Thanks, the mini-DVD idea is tempting but I'd have to go with a mini-CD as some of the machines I maintain still only have CD players.

The USB sticks are nice too - but only for machines that can boot usb. Most of my machines can't unfortunately Sad

I think I will have to stick with the business card CD method for now.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2012, 12:58    Post subject:  

For the record, found 750 Mb business card-size DVDs and 125 Mb business card-size CDs here:
http://www.minicdwizard.com/custom_shaped_cd.html

A bit pricey and not widely available, though...

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