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Is Macpup for Mac and does it work like Puppy Linux?
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mikehende

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 15:34    Post subject:  Is Macpup for Mac and does it work like Puppy Linux?  

Hey guys, I have been using a puppy linux bootable cd on windows machines for a while now to read/copy off the windows machine damaged internal HDD. I am now looking to do the same on Mac machines.

Searching the net for a Mac version of Puppy Linux I came across Macpup, I am trying to go the Macpup forum but seems the web page is not working so I am inquiring here please.

Can anyone confirm if the Macpup is the same Puppy Linux software, if it is indeed for use on macs and if it works in the same was as windows where I can create a bootable disc with Macpup to boot outside of a Mac's HDD and be able to read/copy off a Mac's damaged HDD please? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 15:41    Post subject: Re: Is Macpup for Mac and does it work like Puppy Linux?  

mikehende wrote:
Hey guys, I have been using a puppy linux bootable cd on windows machines for a while now to read/copy off the windows machine damaged internal HDD. I am now looking to do the same on Mac machines.

Searching the net for a Mac version of Puppy Linux I came across Macpup, I am trying to go the Macpup forum but seems the web page is not working so I am inquiring here please.

Can anyone confirm if the Macpup is the same Puppy Linux software, if it is indeed for use on macs and if it works in the same was as windows where I can create a bootable disc with Macpup to boot outside of a Mac's HDD and be able to read/copy off a Mac's damaged HDD please? Thanks.


As far as I know it is just a normal puppy with some eye-candy making it look like a mac. I may be wrong though.
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mikehende

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 15:46    Post subject:  

Ohh, I think you are correct. I had thought it would be a mac version of Puppy, thanks for the response.
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 15:56    Post subject:  

Have you checked if the normal Puppy is able to read a mac filesystem (that feature may be enabled in newer puppys). Boot the puppy live cd and check if it can access the mac filesystem.
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ally


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 15:56    Post subject:  

mac like:

http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_PuppyOsx

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mikehende

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 17:06    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
Have you checked if the normal Puppy is able to read a mac filesystem (that feature may be enabled in newer puppys). Boot the puppy live cd and check if it can access the mac filesystem.


Doesn't work.
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 19:48    Post subject:  

Hi mikehende,

You may want to take a look at these threads:
Live USB Puppy on iMac: test results, http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=879421#879421 and

No-format install for UEFI based machines Win8 & MacTel, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=818727#818727

I'm not sure how the No-format install would translate to a CD/DVD-boot, but icakes post should help. He booted a couple Puppies from a CD. Additionally, Billtoo reported success with xenialpup64-7.0.8.5-uefi.iso, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=967102#967102. You can download that ISO from here: http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/test/xenialpup/

Note the "uefi" designation in the name. Puppies bearing it have been created to work on PC's having the boot-mechanism Mac's refer to as just "efi". There are other Puppies which have it, but I don't know of any posts reporting their successful booting from Macs.

I really hope we can solve your problem and convert you to being a Puppy fan. Mike Walsh and I have this secret plan to get all the Mikes we can on the Forum. Laughing

mikesLr
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Sep 2017, 20:03    Post subject:  

This may be of interest: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76176
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mikehende

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Sep 2017, 07:08    Post subject:  

I appreciate all of the help guys but so far think my best bet is to try another linux combo I have found on the net but don't want to post here because I don;t know if it will break any rules.
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