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Puppy Linux UEFI boot EASY
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Limbomusic


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 20:54    Post subject:  Puppy Linux UEFI boot EASY
Subject description: how to make any puppy ISO boot from a pc with UEFI bios
 

Edit: I made a webpage explaining this as clearly as possible:
http://helledussen.com/linux/files/UEFI_boot/make_uefi-bootable_usb.html
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I thaught I would share something. I AM a teensy bit drunk on wine but I'm taking a chance on posting cause I found out something (cool for me anyway) yesterday.

Maybe all of u "real" puppy experts in here already know this - but I had a bit of a hard time finding out how to boot a puppy ISO (usb) from a PC with UEFI bios instead of legacy.

So I found THIS post: http://blog.puppylinux.com/?viewDetailed=00009

Read it ! Its great Smile
I have 2 remastered puppies (slacko and tahr) - with my settings/programs installed which I make available on http://pissekult.com/linux/kjartans_puppy (for my norwegian geeky friends)

Anyway - to make any (to my knowledge) puppy ISO bootable with a PC with a UEFI bios - you just use a windows PC... and download the puppy ISO of choice - then just doubleclick the ISO - and copy the four files:

* vmlinuz
* initrd.gz
* puppy_slacko/tahr_whatever.sfs
* zdrv_slacko/tahr_whatever.sfs

to the root of a freshly formatted (fat32) USB flash drive. Then just make a folder called "EFI" and a "boot" folder inside that. (EFI/boot) and then just put this file:
http://helledussen.com/linux/files/bootx64.efi inside it.
Make a file called "grub.cfg" in the root of the flashdrive with this text:

menuentry "Start whateverYOuwant" {

linux /vmlinuz

initrd /initrd.gz

}


Now u can boot the usb drive as a recognizable uefi boot device, no prob! Smile

I read a lot of stuff online/in forums about puppy linux not being able to boot on uefi PC s but thats bollox Smile

(moderators are welcome to delete this drunken message if nesecary)

CHEERS u lot Wink

Kind regards
Kjartan

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Limbomusic


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:05    Post subject: bang
Subject description: hooker
 


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:10    Post subject:  

Uuppss, seems you got another glass of Wine meanwhile? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:12    Post subject: wine
Subject description: yes
 

You are right. I am now on glass nr 5-9 (i dont know buts its pretty awesome)

huhey man yeah ! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:24    Post subject: be good tanyas
Subject description: song
 

sleepy.

http://helledussen.com/mp3/2013/januar/The_be_good_tanyas-in_my_time_of_dying.mp3

good night.
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:33    Post subject:  

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Kjartans

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Limbomusic


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:38    Post subject: oh
Subject description: and
 

Just thaught of another thing.

With the above mentioned option/method - there is no need for a ISO file at all - I HAVE tried it already - u can just make a .zip file of the beforementioned four customized (or not) files. (with (EFI/boot and the bootx64 file) - and just copy everything to a blank usb flash drive - works like a charm. (WHEN i,VE TRIED IT ANYWAY) OOH caps lock.. off. heheh.

hooppsydaisy

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 21:41    Post subject: ally
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?? I,m actually mirrored somewhere?
Didnt know that. What an honor !
Thank you Ally !

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Mar 2017, 15:06    Post subject: Drunk again but
Subject description: the uefi thing is a breeze
 

To make any puppy bootable on a UEFI pc:
Use a pc with windows 8 or 10.

Format a USB flash drive with default settings (fat32).

Download the preferred ISO puppy linux file.

Doubleclick on it - and copy the files:
* vmlinuz
* initrd.gz
* puppy_slacko/tahr_whatever.sfs
* zdrv_slacko/tahr_whatever.sfs

to the USB flash drive.

On the USB drive, make a folder called "EFI" and a folder INSIDE called "boot". (EFI/boot)

Download the files "bootx64.efi", and "grub.cfg".
They can be downloaded here:
http://helledussen.com/linux/files/UEFI_boot/

Copy the file "bootx64.efi" to the USB drive's "EFI/boot" folder.
Copy the file "grub.cfg" to the root of the USB flash drive.

Boot the PC from USB flash drive.

If u dont know what what key to press check
http://helledussen.com/linux/docs/boot_common_keys_and_uefi.html
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Apr 2017, 03:37    Post subject:  

But why the need to use a Windows PC? I don't see any steps there that look impossible on Linux. Did you try it from Linux?
Let me know when u sober up Smile
cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Apr 2017, 06:19    Post subject:  

Well it might be to get into the machine in the first place if it is UEFI based.!!
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 05:32    Post subject: yes
Subject description: u can
 

I finally sobered up Smile Yes, you can of course do it from a linux machine Smile Same procedure -to just copy the four files from the ISO to the flash-drive.

You can also have your own splash-image and fancy colors on the text in the grub2-menu - u can check out my grub.cfg file at
http://helledussen.com/linux/files/UEFI_boot/
As long as you use a .png image u can even use a full color one (like the one I use in my grub.cfg file (check out yeah.png in the "my_grub_cfg_file" folder) It just needs to be RGB instead of indexed (I dont know much about that but its easily done in mtPaint)

Oh and another thing - - For the most part this is not a concern but I have come across that windows sometimes shortens and converts the file-names from the ISO to capital letters - if this happens u need to rename them to their appropriate filenames, and if its hard to figure out the names - u can use rufus to create normal MBR bootable usb flash drive from the downloaded ISO, and just copy the 4 files from there)

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 05:48    Post subject: oh and
Subject description: funny
 

Oh and a funny story:
Apparently I,m a bit slow on the uptake. I,ve been using puppy linux for a couple of years now and to get into my shared computers on the network - I have always used YASSM-search. But lo and behold - all this time there was a happy little folder called "network" in HOME.... with a little application called "scan network" - wow - lol - and it asks username/passwords for the shares -boom badabing - and hey! - Theyre automatically mounted when I boot the PC (as long as u have a save-file of course) ! Apparently I missed that marvelous feature for all this time. Wink

I just love Puppy Linux and may The Buddha bless the developers with hugs and kisses.
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 08:47    Post subject:  

Quote:
For the most part this is not a concern but I have come across that windows sometimes shortens and converts the file-names from the ISO to capital letters

That was a feature of older Windows before long file name support - and even then it only affected files WRITTEN by Windows and those displayed by a system that did not have long file name support turned on.
Windows has always, by default, displayed names in upper case. This is a hangover from the days when teletypes and such only had upper case characters because of the lack of space on golf balls for two sets.
Also print chains needed to be as short as possible before parallel printers were developed, and even then the size of each print posiition had to be minimised.

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 09:01    Post subject: hey man
Subject description: burn IT
 

hey and cheers Smile Thanx for the explanation Burn It Smile Yeah I dont know much about that - it just suddenly happened one day, and I had to rename everything. - Can I ask u a question? Have u tried the 64 bits versions of slacko and /or tahr? - I have and - on tahr - I got a weird hangup/freeze when saving images from browser (it hangs, like, takes a long time - and then - everythings fine) - but this never happens on a 32 bit puppy.

altho - upon further thinking. - well, it happens all the time on a lenovo ideapad (wifi-fairly new one) so I cant really run a 64 bit puppy on that one but this does NOT happen on a 5 year old cheap gaming pc (eth). any thoughts ?

EDIT 7 aug 2017:
All these problems fixed by updating kernel from the VERY buggy and unstable 4.1.11 to 4.9.x (13 or 30 - both awesome)

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