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Is Puppy your favorite distro?
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Woof Woof Brysche

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 00:03    Post subject:  Is Puppy your favorite distro?  

It's probably mine. I like Gentoo, Slackware, SLAX, the new Dreamlinux, and of course, Puppy!
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 01:01    Post subject:  

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Is Puppy your favorite distro?


Yes
Yesterday tried Elive 2
got as far as trying to load x
and then would not
Puppy preferred - just removed SuperOS (a better Ubuntu)
and Mint (a better Ubuntu) and Ubuntu (a better situation once removed)

Gonna move from distro to Puplet hopping . . .

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 01:21    Post subject:  

Yes, I have been using a version of Puppy for SCSI that was removed from the list because of some problems which I am sad to say that I also was involved in.
It was pup-431-scsi-intel_modems.iso.
It had the 2.6.30.5 kernel too.
I have been using it as my main OS for over a year.

I also have about 12 different puppy versions on my PC along with Vista.
The fun part is Vista sets on a 260gig partition and takes up over 180gigs of that partition.
All my puppy versions set on a 40gig partition on a second drive with their respective pupsave files.
I also made a directory on another partition on the second hard drive that holds all my iso files and another that holds all the PET files.

Does that make me a Puppy lover??
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KF6SNJ

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 02:16    Post subject:  

Yes, Puppy is my primary Linux choice. I have been using Puppy since either 0.7 or 0.8. I do have PCLinuxOS, but that is just as a back up and compiling environment. If I could get either Sim99 or TI4Linux to compile on Puppy, I wouldn't even bother with PCLinuxOS. However, looks like I now need to learn C/C++ if I want to get that TI emulator to work. Hopefully it shall to a new Puplet, unless one of you guys beats me to it, which is fine. I can't compete with you who are true programmers.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 04:34    Post subject:  

My primairy distro is Mandriva but Puppy is a good second. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 04:43    Post subject:  

willie, you must be a lucky person. I tried out Mandriva One 2010 live/installable version yesterday and thought it was like any other linux. To boot between 7 seconds to at most 3 minutes.

It took more than one whole hour and then 30 minutes and more because that was too late in the night and I had to go to bed so I gave up on it. Okay I used a computer I bought new year 2003 winter so a bit old and not much memory in it either but puppy works great on it so I am a puppy lover and not a Mandriva lover at all. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 07:49    Post subject:  

yes, yes, yes

occasionally i think i might give slackware another shot, and then i sit and watch it boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 08:05    Post subject:  

I want to test Sidux Linux and simply Mepis but I still have not found a way to do the menu.lst for them.

I tried this on sidux in a subdir but it did not boot.
It goes a long way and then fail.
Quote:


title sidux Live

kernel (hd0,0)/sidux/boot/vmlinuz0.686 boot=fll noeject vga=791 fromiso=/sidux/sidux-2009-04-moros-kde-full-i386-amd64-200912310312
initrd (hd0,0)/sidux/boot/initrd0.686



could it be this part boot=fll that needs to be changed to boot=sda1 or something or to boot=satahd or whatever

this part is odd looking too.

fromiso=/sidux/sidux-2009-04-moros-kde-full-i386-amd64-200912310312

maybe it should be fromiso=/sidux/sidux-2009-04-moros-kde-full-i386-amd64-200912310312.iso instead.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 12:49    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
willie, you must be a lucky person. I tried out Mandriva One 2010 live/installable version yesterday and thought it was like any other linux. To boot between 7 seconds to at most 3 minutes.
I use Mandriva for almost 8 years now, even on a IBM R31 which is almost 10 years old and it works great Very Happy
I came to puppy because the SSD of my daughters Aspireone110 gone to heaven and acer won't repair it because he's out of warranty a new SSD was 150 euro, so i downloaded Puppy got me a 4gb micro usb-stick (13 euro) installed Puppy and run it from ram. Works great.
The only thing i'm not like about puppy is that you run it as root, i'm not used to that Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 13:02    Post subject:  

Yes. Over the last few months Puppy 4 thirty one and uPup have become my favorite dual boot. I have another laptop with Ubuntu 8.10 that I like alot. The Ubuntu just worked right out of the box. Both Puppys did as well but the Pups also challenge me to learn more and I like that.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 14:54    Post subject:  

Thanks Willie,

Do you have any clue on what Mandriva was doing for 90minutes when al lI asked it was to boot the DVD and not install anything. Did it do a defrag of teh hdd or something. what else can take that long time?

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 16:14    Post subject:  

Yes, Puppy is my primary Linux choice
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 17:01    Post subject:  

Yes!
Had ubuntu, too bloated [slow]
Have Mandriva, just for fun.. [see above].
Have slackware, see above, except not bloated.
Use Debian on Mac... till PowerPup "fixes" me up!
I really like the "runs as root" thing... far easier, and if some malicious type can't figure out to type "sudo" then he won't be "hacking" any linux, anytime soon!!
I have put Puppy on lots, and lots of machines... only took it off of one....
My story!
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 18:02    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
Thanks Willie,

Do you have any clue on what Mandriva was doing for 90minutes when al lI asked it was to boot the DVD and not install anything. Did it do a defrag of teh hdd or something. what else can take that long time?
No i don't have a clue, normaly it takes 30 minutes to install Mandriva, except for my daughters aspireone (8 hours to install).
Defrag isn't a linux thing, try 2008.1 for a older machine with less memory, you can try MCNLive. It's a live cd which you can install build by MCNL

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 20:12    Post subject:  

Oh yeah. I recently got rid of Windows all together and have only dpup on the lappie. Still have Windows on the desktop but I spend more time with Puppy Photo Artists Workstation than Windows.
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