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Puppy multi-boot live usb images
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icake

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jan 2016, 08:56    Post subject:  Puppy multi-boot live usb images
Subject description: vivid 6.5 noPAE and unicorn 6.0
 

link to Simplified Chinese version 连接到简体中文版: http://www.minilinux.net/node/3383
link to Traditional Chinese version 連接到繁體中文版: http://www.minilinux.net/node/3385

Welcome to the world of Puppy Linux.

For new comers, I offer you a challenge: try Puppy Linux and I am confident you will love it. To try, just follow these steps:

1. download a Puppy-Multiboot-live-usb image file below

2. put the image file onto a new usb (minimum size 500 mb), using the method described below for Windows, Mac or Linux platform.

3. a Puppy-Multiboot-live-usb is ready to boot up BIOS-pc, EFI-pc, UEFI-pc or intel-Mac-pc

For experienced Puppy Linux users, I offer you a new tool: a Puppy-Multiboot-live-usb platform that can boot BIOS-pc, EFI-pc, UEFI-pc or intel-Mac-pc. The current limitation is it cannot boot secured boot pcs - that is the next challenge.

I have put together 6 multiboot live usb images. Each image is 500 mb and contains 2 live Puppy Linux systems - vivid-6.5 no PAI and unicorn-6.0, Chinese Input Method Platform, with English, Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese desktop.

Details contents are as follows:


refreshed links as at Sep 27, 2016:
https://goo.gl/MaFSKS
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1hsa49vA

Dowload addresses:
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1bnKnblX; or
http://1drv.ms/1OEA6ei

To use:

1. download 1 of the 6 images

2. write the image onto an empty usb drive with a minimum size of 500 mb. Please see detail procedures below:

a. for Windows users -- 2A

b. for Linux users -- 2B

c. for mac users -- 2C

************* Section 2A *****************************

2A. For Windows pc users:

a. make sure that your pc has secured boot option turned off or disabled

b. download and install "Win32DiskImager-0.9.5-install.exe" from:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

c. start Win32DiskImager

d. select image file to use, e.g. ub_fx_sc_01.img

e. insert new usb

f. select usb device to use

g. double check all settings

h. click write to begin process

jump to section 3 below

******** Section 2B ************************************

2B. For Linux users:

Two methods are described here, the GNU and command line approach

a. GNU approach
this is more user friendly and a lot safer for beginners but requires the installation of a new program

i. download dd Utility - Ubuntu/Debian: ddutility 1.4.deb (173.1 KB) from:
https://www.thefanclub.co.za/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=https://www.thefanclub.co.za/sites/default/files/public/downloads/ddutility_1.4_all.deb&nid=178

ii. double click on DEB file, open and install with the Ubuntu Software Center, or from the command line:
sudo dpkg -i ddutility_1.4_all.deb

iii. select dd Utility from Dash or Applications menu to start

iv. select the img file to write to usb, e.g. ub_fx_sc_01.img

v. select the usb device to write to

vi. very, very carefully check the settings

vii. click Start to begin the writing process

for more information, please see:
https://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/dd-utility-write-and-backup-operating-system-img-and-iso-files-memory-card-or-disk

b. command line approach
this is simpler to use for experienced linux users but potentially much more dangerous because a mistake can cause you to lost the data on the whole disk or partition

i. insert new usb

ii. identify the name of the usb (e.g. /dev/sdb)

iii. unmount the usb
(e.g. sudo umount /dev/sdb)

iv. write image to usb

be extremely careful in this step because an error might cause you all the data on a disk or partition. If you do not want to continue, please use the method described above. To continue:

in Terminal:
dd bs=1M if=/path/to/usb_image_filename.img of=/dev/sdx && sync

e.g. dd bs=4M if=/mnt/sda3/ub_fx_en_01.img of=/dev/sdb && sync

jump to section 3 below

******** Section 2C **********************************

2C. For Mac users:

i. download and install dd Utility - Mac OS X: ddutility 1.6.dmg (2.34 MB) from :
https://www.thefanclub.co.za/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=https://www.thefanclub.co.za/sites/default/files/public/downloads/ddutility-1.6.dmg&nid=178

ii. start dd Utility from Applications Folder

iii. enter administrator password to start process

iv. select Restore

v. select image file to use,e.g.
ub_fx_sc_01.img

vi. select usb device to write

vii. very, very carefully check and confirm settings

viii. click start to begin the process

for more information, please see:
https://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/dd-utility-write-and-backup-operating-system-img-and-iso-files-memory-card-or-disk

************** Section 3 *******************************

3. usb is now ready to boot into live Puppy:

a. poweroff pc

b. insert usb

c. turn on power of pc while press the machine specific key for select booting from the usb, either ESC, F2, F10, F12 or Alt

d. select to boot from the USB

4. additional tips for new users:

a. to mount a hard disk partition in Puppy Linux: double click on a desktop partition icon

b. to start Chinese Input Method (fcitx 4.2.7 or SCIM 1.4.14):

i. open an application with user input window (e.g. geany, gnome spreadsheet or web browser)

ii. put cursor on user input window

iii. Press Ctrl+Space

iv. the Chinese input method panel will appear

v. select the preferred Chinese input method and start using it

Last edited by icake on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 01:40; edited 2 times in total
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jan 2016, 12:03    Post subject:  

Wow! Great! My in-laws D&L Moy are going to love this. Thanks - Eric
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2016, 05:57    Post subject: Multiboot USB pendrive.  

This idea of ready multiboot usb is a nice one.
Bravo. Bookmarked

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Ghost Dog


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan 2016, 10:26    Post subject:  

Thanks for this.

I followed your instructions and dd'ed the image to a usb stick. However, neither the included Vivid or Unicorn finished loading, they both froze at "loading modules".

On my other laptop it isn't recognized as a boot device at all.

Any ideas?

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icake

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan 2016, 21:09    Post subject: Puppy multi-boot live usb image
Subject description: frozen at loading modules
 

Thanks for reporting the problem of both vivid and unicorn were frozen during boot and stopped at loading the module stage. From your report, my observations are:

1. the initial booting process was successful
2. the Puppy systems were unable to finish booting and frozen at loading module stage

During my other tests for running Puppy on other computers, system frozen at loading module stage is one of the major causes for failure to run Puppy. I have not found a solution to overcome this type of failures and my established reaction when facing such a situation is try using other Puppy systems for the machine.

Therefore may I suggest to try replacing both vivid and unicorn with other Puppy systems to boot your machine. You can try Precise, Slacko, fatdog64, simplicity etc. If your machine have a cd rom, try booting Puppy using a live Puppy cd to see whether your machine can run Puppy.

To replace Puppy from the bootable usb, just replace the files inside the folders "vivid-6.5_noPAE" or "unicorn-6.0" with similar files from other Puppy systems. You can find more information about this from my earlier message (under section II 2 b) here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=102158

Please also keep us informed about your findings.

Ref: you 2nd question:
Quote:
On my other laptop it isn't recognized as a boot device at all.

1. what is the make and model of the laptop?
2. have you check md5sum?
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jan 2016, 01:44    Post subject:  

Macs are usually hang because of some driver issue. Video driver most commonly.
From the About this Mac >System info, find your video driver card and blacklist it in the kernel command line adding "modprobe.blacklist=<driver>". Usually the "nouveau" driver is the big offender so if you have an nVidia card definitely try "modprobe.blacklist=nouveau"

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jan 2016, 05:28    Post subject:  

Hi,

As a test, I downloaded Quirky Unicorn and burned it to a cd. It booted on both computers, no problem.

I checked the md5sum on the file (ub_fx_en_01.img) and it matches.

So, can anyone verify that this package actually works with efi boot?

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Mar 2016, 01:03    Post subject:  

good. marked.
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icake

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2016, 08:52    Post subject: Puppy linux multiboot usb
Subject description: New linkage
 

Pls see below for new linkage (old ones no longer work)
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107937
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Steedezz

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep 2016, 23:10    Post subject: flash_player install  

Thanks icake!
ub_sm_sc_01.img
vivid
Flash_player install
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gePGDft
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep 2016, 11:57    Post subject:
Subject description: Size
 

Hi, good idea and nice work - but, the size is not enough for adding more distributions as there are only 73.8MB free after burning the .img to the usb stick.

I were looking at adding FatDog64 702 to it and ran into the space problem, then tried using gparted to expand(32GB USB stick), but Gparted crashes when trying on this stick - work fine with anything else. Anyone else had this?

So I figured I could just copy the files to another 32GB Fat32 formatted USB stick with boot flag, and add the FatDog64 files. Will that work?

Well FatDog64 don't use initrd.gz only initrd and vmlinuz. Should I just rename the initrd to initrd.gz or leave out the .gz from grub.cfg?

I added bootia32.efi to the EFI/BOOT folder - the bootia32.efi is from ubuntu 16.04 LTS - could that be a problem?


Hope to hear from you soon:)

JBJ
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icake

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Sep 2016, 01:53    Post subject: Puppy linux multiboot usb
Subject description: adding more systems
 

I belief if you want to enlarge the space on the multiboot usb to add more puppy systems, you need to use gpart or equivalent. Just copying files might not work.

Fatdog has its own bootable system and procedures. You may want to start from it and adding more puppy systems to the Fatdog usb instead.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 15:21    Post subject:  

Thanks icake!

ub_sm_sc_01.img
vivid


1 Flash_player NEW libflashplayer.so
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gePGDft
Code:
cp /mnt/.../libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/


2 Wine1.3.13 (SketchUp6 runs ok)
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1gfofIOb
Code:
wine /mnt/.../su6/SketchUp.exe
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep 2017, 03:02    Post subject:  

Thanks icake. i just got it installed and it seems to be working great!
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