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Big opportunity to promote puppy! Need advice.
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peterw

Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Posts: 279
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 16:56    Post subject: A good investigation  

Hi xalixo

Well done. You have carried out a good review of keypod. Reading the information on their web site I was disappointed at the lack of detail it gave and suspected that it would not be my first choice.

If you have good reliable contacts over in Africa then I would be tempted to send them some usb sticks and instructions on how to use them so that they can test them and see if it is something that they need and would find useful.
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xalixo

Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 22:38    Post subject:  

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Don't pay attention to anikin, he is constantly bad mouthing Puppy.


Thanks for letting me know dancytron. I should have guessed by his name that he is from the dark side Wink .

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Take a look at https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/.

It makes it easy to install a number of different systems simultaneously. You could have an older Puppy for older systems along with a modern Puppy or even Fatdog 64 for new machines, along with a live version of Debian or Ubuntu all on one USB key. You could do this with Grub4dos too, but I think YUMI makes it easier.


Yes I will be looking into YUMI more. I remember for some reason it wasn't as simple to set up as easy2boot, but the main problem with e2b is this strange defragging business which means it can only really be used with static read only ISOs, not for something like puppy where you can save stuff, unless you want to wait for 30 mins each time you boot that is.

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Hi xalixo

Well done. You have carried out a good review of keypod. Reading the information on their web site I was disappointed at the lack of detail it gave and suspected that it would not be my first choice.


Thank you peterw, I hope it can help people to start seeing these guys for what they really are, which would hopefully force them to start doing a better job. I really do hope they aren't anything worse than just misguided and not seeing things from the perspective of those they are supposed to be helping. Time will tell.

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If you have good reliable contacts over in Africa then I would be tempted to send them some usb sticks and instructions on how to use them so that they can test them and see if it is something that they need and would find useful.


I think we may do this, but for now it won't be such a priority. In order to get an acceptable setup it'll probably require a lot of testing and time, even if it is just to evaluate whether there is a need. I will still do some testing and research in my own free time though.
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anikin

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 12:48    Post subject:  

xalixo wrote:
Thanks for letting me know dancytron. I should have guessed by his name that he is from the dark side Wink .
So cheap of you, xalixo. You created a fake thread in a cheap effort to attract attention. If you were a smart person, you would have guessed that the name "dancingtron" has a meaning. You are a cheap technician, a fraud not a consultant.
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xalixo

Joined: 06 Dec 2016
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 13:17    Post subject:  

It was just a light hearted star wars joke anikin, it was not meant to offend you. This thread is not fake.
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rokytnji

Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 2287

PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 21:57    Post subject:  

If you decide to use Yumi or some other tool like Unetbootin.

Something I have a little experience using when I was on the Macpup team as a tester and team member.

Save files can be left on the internal hard drives and the Puppies will find them. Just be sure to leave instructions to have the end users give the save file a recognizable name.

Like puppy4.121st<name of person or pet>,
then for a 6 version bootup,
puppy6.051st<name of person or pet>.

Back when I was testing. I would overwrite something like yumi and or unetbootin with a grub4dos install on the usb drive. Reason was. There are more boot menu choices with grub4dos vs yumi or unetbootin.

One can add the puppy boot files in a grub 4 dos edit. Just a oldy oldy example of mine from a while ago.

Code:
# menu.lst produced by grub4dosconfig-v
color white/blue black/cyan white/black cyan/black
timeout 10
default 0

# Frugal installed Puppy

title Bruno pup-431 (sdb1/pup431)
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies /pup431/initrd.gz
  kernel /pup431/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=pup431 pfix=fsck
  initrd /pup431/initrd.gz

title Bruno pup-431 (sdb1/pup431) RAM mode\nBoot up Puppy withot pupsave
  kernel /pup431/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=pup431 pfix=ram,fsck
  initrd /pup431/initrd.gz

title Macpup-511 (sda1/puppy511harry)
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies /puppy511harry/initrd.gz
  kernel /puppy511harry/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy511harry pfix=fsck
  initrd /puppy511harry/initrd.gz

title NOP pup-431 (sdb2/puppy431)
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies /puppy431/initrd.gz
  kernel /puppy431/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy431 pfix=fsck
  initrd /puppy431/initrd.gz

# Full installed Linux

title antiX 11 test2 at hda7, kernel 2.6.32-1-mepis-smp
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-1-mepis-smp root=/dev/hda7 nomce quiet nosplash vga=normal
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-1-mepis-smp
boot

title      AntiX 11 test2 Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.37-0.dmz.5-liquorix-686
root      (hd0,6)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37-0.dmz.5-liquorix-686 root=UUID=215cde80-eeb6-451f-929f-5fb9493e7932 ro nosplash quiet vga=normal nomodeset
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.37-0.dmz.5-liquorix-686

title sdb5/boot/initrd.img-2.6.34-stevo,/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-stevo (sdb5/boot)
  root (hd1,4)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-stevo root=UUID=fc2d5f0c-f1f8-4976-a315-121c4ad2b977 ro nosplash quiet
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.34-stevo

title Puppy Linux 120 full install in sda8
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda8 pmedia=atahd nosmp

# Windows
# this entry searches Windows on the HDD and boot it up
title Windows\nBoot up Windows if installed
  errorcheck off
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd  /bootmgr
  chainloader /bootmgr
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd  /ntldr
  chainloader /ntldr
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd   /io.sys
  chainloader /io.sys
  errorcheck on

# additionals

title Find Grub2\nBoot up grub2 if installed
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /boot/grub/core.img
kernel /boot/grub/core.img

title Grub4Dos commandline\n(for experts only)
  commandline

title Reboot computer
  reboot

title Halt computer
  halt


Just in case it helps understanding what I posted.

Good luck with your endeavors from a GED scooter tramp that helps the uneducated elderly get online on the Mexican border.
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BlackBerryPuppyBook

Joined: 26 May 2017
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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017, 03:03    Post subject: Will Puppy work on my Playbook?  

Hello everybody on this thread I had a question for Xalixo specifically but thought i would throw it out to everyone seen as you are all so knowledgeable. If Quirky Puppy can be booted to harddrive from USB - can this be done with BBPB also?

Is it as simple as just drag and drop from cd to usb and plug in? please advise a noob.

Thank you.
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