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90q

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2012, 13:51    Post subject:  My puppy Project
Subject description: Call me odd, but its fun!
 

I've used Puppy linux breifly a while back on an IBM thinkpad and by far was it ever a dream, everything ran exactly the way I wanted it to, eventually was replaced but for the time I used it it was great.
Fast forward a year later and on my lap lands a Toshiba 220CDS
16MB Ram
Pentium 133 Mhz Processor
Windows 98SE ( Oh yea! )

I have an IBM ProPrinter from my IBM XT, now I was aware it worked on windows 9x operating systems at one point and as well had some downloads for CUPS. But here comes the fun part!

I would like to use this laptop to be hooked up to the printer and have the printer shared on my network.

Would you guys think my little project is possible utilizing the puppy linux? I would be sure to update everything I do so if anybody wanted to follow suit with something in later years they could maybe use my information haha.
Thanks and have a great day Smile

quick edit:
I came across Samba looking into things but was curious to know if this as well is in the right direction.
http://www.samba.org/samba/what_is_samba.html
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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2012, 14:35    Post subject:  

Hi 90q,

Welcome to the kennels Cool

samba might work, you need a stripped down puppy, check-

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/barebones

and
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=51478

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90q

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2012, 20:58    Post subject:  

I've done Barebones 5.01 & pupngo. Neither loaded clean and both hang at the starting of the Kernel. I believe this is going to be a troublesome computer for me I just have a feeling.
Quite a shame because puppy ran so nice for that thinkpad and other machines I have used it on. First time issues, its bound to happen.
I will keep searching for information, it may be the processor itself thats giving problems.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2012, 10:49    Post subject:  

Bump. I wouldlike to add that the warm welcome is much appreciated its very helpful to have those links. Obviously a live CD is not the way to go due to the ram issue however I am almost sure I could get these running, they don't need to be running 100% seconds flat even. all it needs to do is take and execute print jobs Razz
Should i be sticking with command line is the next question....
Your help has been so much appreciated!
I truly wish I could up the ram on this device.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2012, 16:32    Post subject:  

you may need a Puppy Version with an older kernel

Puppy 5.28 Lucid uses kernel 2.6.33.2, so I'm assuming barebones 501 does as well. Not sure which kernel pupngo uses?

I found some more threads which may be of use-

Install basic Puppy on a computer with 16 Mb RAM
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48214

50Mb Puppies to use as business card Rescue CD
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76562

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