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d4p


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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013, 23:28    Post subject:  

@nooby

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 00:47    Post subject:  

d4p wrote:
@nooby

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Here is one link to rcrsn51 IsoBooter

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=517250

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 11:46    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
Linux Bear is it a x86 compatible machine?

And if it is that new does it maybe have win 8 with UEFI
and that makes it a bit harder to put puppy on it.

But I know nothing. I have postponed buying new machines
for some year now due to the UEFI thing on all the new cheap ones here locally. None of our local cheap machines allow UEFI to be easily turned off AFAIK


BTW Secure boot which is what really messes up the new machines actually means "thou shalt install no other operating system than Microsoft"

I bought a new machine with Win 8 and UEFI/Secure-boot and after trying to get consistent functionality as well as speed while running legacy bios, I took the thing back to the store and got my money back. I bought another machine. It is a refurbished machine. Refurbished means that the machine is two years old, (therefore no UEFI or secure boot) but has been certified as "like new" by Hewlitt Packard and as such has a factory warranty. This machine is a dual processor machine with each processor having dual cores which makes it a quad-core machine. So far, Ubuntu 10.04 Ultimate Edition (with Ubuntu Studio apps and desktop) installed and found all the correct drivers. Precise 5.28-005 does not work, but Fatdog 64 and Precise 5.6.1 run very well!
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 17:32    Post subject:  

linuxbear Cool that you manage to get something that easily worked.

I have postponed buying the UEFI machines until
enough people can confirm that even people like me
are able to install things easily

fortunately the FatDog team are working on it from their perspective
and hopefully others too so we get as much info as possible
how one can get things going. Thanks for sharing

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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 01:31    Post subject:  

Sparkylinux Mate. Debian Testing.
http://sparkylinux.org/

Code:
live@live:~$ uname -r
3.10-3-486
live@live:~$
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 15:25    Post subject:  

Quote:
so tell us more about menu.lst or other ways to do a frugal install of it?

Hope it will help you, how to use grub4dos, see the link below.

rcrsn51 IsoBooter
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=517250

Grub4DosConfig
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=733531&sid=2a39e44a596a7bb4ffbf5041de03e757#733531

Easy2Boot
http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/72---easyboot---a-grubdos-multiboot-drive-that-is-easy-to-maintain

GRUB4DOS GUIDE
http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/grub4dos
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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 23:45    Post subject:  

Vsido Raptor. Debian Sid w/ Fluxbox.

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vsido@vsido:~$ uname -a
Linux vsido 3.11-1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.11.5-1 (2013-10-17) i686 GNU/Linux
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 02:13    Post subject:  

openSUSE 12.3 KDE.
http://www.opensuse.org/

Pretty easy install until it decided to trash my MBR.I chainload from good old Legacy Grub to each distros bootloader in each individual partition. Instructed the installer to put the bootloader at / of sda7 (not touching the MBR or the primary Grub) went to reboot and nothing but a prompt.Slacko live cd,reinstall grub,copy the original menu.lst and back in business.
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 02:01    Post subject: Other Distros  

I installed Salix64 Ratpoison 14.0.1 to a Gateway desktop pc.

Operating System
Version
Kernel Linux 3.2.45 (x86_64)
Compiled #2 SMP Fri May 31 20:14:55 CDT 2013
C Library Unknown
Default C Compiler GNU C Compiler version 4.7.1 (GCC)
Distribution Slackware 14.0

The Ratpoison window manager is new to me and getting used to it will
definately take some time.
It uses the gslapt package manager which works well.

EDIT:
The Gateway pc that I installed Salix64 Ratpoison on is a quad core
and I wondered how well Salix64 would run on an older pc so I
installed it on a 8 year old HP desktop.
It works great,no problems at all so far.
I am learning more about using Ratpoison wm and it's working well too.
All of the applications that come with Salix64 don't require a mouse but
I've added more with gslapt, vlc,firefox,kdegames,geany,and more.
The menu doesn't update automatically so I downloaded and compiled
grun to use as an application launcher and edited the menu to include
a grun entry.
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nitehawk


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 18:57    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
Vsido Raptor. Debian Sid w/ Fluxbox.

Code:
vsido@vsido:~$ uname -a
Linux vsido 3.11-1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.11.5-1 (2013-10-17) i686 GNU/Linux


That really looks interesting! However,..it kind of reminds me of CrunchBang without the Conky.
I liked CrunchBang,...but it seemed a bit "limited" to me. Puppy is crammed full of more apps than CrunchBang. I'll look into this Vsido Raptor, though. I'm stuck on Slackware as my main OS, though (and various Puppies). But this looks worth the look.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Nov 2013, 01:58    Post subject:  

Frugal install of Porteus 2.1 LXDE. Only 135 Mb download. Firefox,Geany, MTPaint and Gnome Mplayer.
http://www.porteus.org/

Download one of the default versions or build your own.....
http://build.porteus.org/

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root@porteus:/home/guest# uname -r
3.9.11-porteus
root@porteus:/home/guest# uname -a
Linux porteus 3.9.11-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jul 22 23:09:06 UTC 2013 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Nov 2013, 15:56    Post subject:  

Installed Slackware 14.0 again. Replaced slackpkg with slapt-get and Gslapt. Installed Steam with instructions from alienBOB. I can't launch Garry's Mod or Half-Life 2, but i can launch Half-Life. All 3 games use OpenGL for rendering graphics. I don't know the cause for the error.
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2013, 03:37    Post subject: Other Distros  

I'm still using Salix Ratpoison, I installed the 32 bit version to my
eeepc 701SD.
It fit on the 4gb ssd with room to spare, approx 1.5gb free space.

Computer
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 900MHz
Memory 493MB (112MB used)
Operating System Slackware 14.0
User Name bill (Unknown)
Date/Time Wed 06 Nov 2013 01:49:21 AM EST
Display
Resolution 800x480 pixels
OpenGL Renderer Mesa DRI Intel(R) 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2
X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation
Multimedia
Audio Adapter HDA-Intel - HDA Intel

EDIT:
After adding several applications with gslapt and using Salix on this netbook it's working great.
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov 2013, 20:16    Post subject:  

I've just installed the latest version of Frugalware, 1.9. It's not perfect (for example Seamonkey doesn't seem to work for some reason) but IMO it's an improvement on 1.7 (the last version of Frugalware I used) - Gnome works in it, for one thing, which it didn't in 1.7.

It's like a cross between Arch (it even uses the Pacman package manager) and Slackware.

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov 2013, 09:17    Post subject:  

Slackware 14.1 came out yesterday. I will be downloading it later.
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