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Yet Another Portable Puppy
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BlackAdder


Joined: 22 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 00:42    Post subject:  Yet Another Portable Puppy  

For machines that will not or cannot boot from USB, people have been trying Barry's boot2pup.img or pakt's excellent wakepup. But even those are not always successful, with the drive not being seen by DOS, but still accessible once Puppy is running.

A possible alternative is to use the 1.0.4 live cd to boot and load up user_cram.fs, restricting the USB flash drive to holding the pupxxx file.

When booting 1.0.4, you can enter a boot string like this:

Code:
vmlinuz append root=/dev/ram0 initrd=image.gz PSLEEP=5 PFILE=pup100-none-100000000 PHOME=sda1


For those who get tired of doing this at each boot, or for us folks with dylsexic fnigers, it can be made into a boot option by re-mastering the live CD and adding a boot stanza when prompted to edit isolinux.cfg. Sample below:

Code:
label 6
 kernel vmlinuz
 append root=/dev/ram0 initrd=image.gz PFILE=pup100-none-100000000 PSLEEP=5 PHOME=sda1


The pupxxx file can occupy most of the USB flash drive.
If the live cd is one of the 185MB baby CD's, the combination of that and a USB flash drive is not too heavy to carry around.

There is a thread: http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=1360&highlight=ide
that includes discussion of speeding up the shutdown process when the pupxxx file in on a flash drive.

Perhaps we could call the combination Yet Another Portable Puppy (or YAPPY). That seem preferable to Port-a-Puppy, which is a crappy name.

Works for me, hope it helps others.
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 01:30    Post subject:  

Hey, blackadder, you're good. Why don't you help name this puppy over here,
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