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puppy as win98 replacement?
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jh


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 16:58    Post subject:  puppy as win98 replacement?  

My first post. Downloaded Puppy 1.0.4 lastnight and am amazed at this distro running on my 2.5 GHz, 768Meg, PC. Wow!

However ... I'm investigating Puppy because I'm looking for a distro that win98 users could switch to -- and ditch their virus, spyware, pop-ups, and upgrade blues -- without having to buy new hardware.

The typical win98 pc was sold with only 64 Meg of RAM. I'd like to be able to show Puppy to prospective switchers without doing surgery on their PCs to install more RAM and without partitioning their harddrive.

Is it possible to get Puppy to run from their win98 partition, and possibily even use a swap file on that partition? And cut down the RAM needs to under 64 Meg? (Typical win98 boxes also stole system RAM for video chores.)

Is this possible -- or am I barking up the wrong tree?
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rarsa


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 17:18    Post subject:  

What you are trying to do is absolutelly possible.

You should read this thread

and this page

The instructions are for Puppy 1.0.1 but I don't see why they wouldn't work with 1.0.4
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Bancobusto


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 17:21    Post subject:  

damn, you beat me to it, rarsa! Laughing
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rarsa


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 17:38    Post subject:  

Sorry Bancobusto, but you have to be on top of it if you don't want too loose to the competition!

Actually I'm sorry that I gave jh the fish. I should have taught jh to fish by suggesting to do a search on 'boot from Win98' in the forum.
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jh


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 17:53    Post subject:  

Thanks for the link, guys!

(I'd actually been there before, but missed the part about making a swap file on the win98 partition.)

Any issues about using 1.0.4 instead of 1.0.1 to do this?
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 11:47    Post subject:  

I laughe at the title of your thread.

puppy as win98 replacement?

I was thinking win98 as a Puppy replacement? Never!
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klhrevolutionist


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 16:17    Post subject: for anyeverybody  

I think and know if I was raised using puppy instead of windows I would stay
it is interesting instead of cleaning my registry and other everyday task
now I'm trying help and create things for puppy!!!
a long ride it's been for me in the computer world

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jh


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 09:21    Post subject:  

Another thread with similar goals -- to allow puppy to run on obsolete PCs. Thanks, Bruce!

http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=1737
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