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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 06:48    Post subject:  puppy2alpha available for testing  

See news for Feb 13:
http://www.puppylinux.com/news.htm
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 07:18    Post subject:  

not sure how to configure Grub for a frugal install

title = Puppy20
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 PMEDIA=idehd
initrd /initrd.gz

seems to work, and puts a pup_003.sfs on hda1, which is where i want it

xorg won't start

xvesa starts at 640x480 ... rox won't run ... xvesa wizard won't run
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 07:41    Post subject:  

Quote:
puts a pup_003.sfs on hda1

that's the "usr_cram.fs" file, not the "pup001" file, of course ... i thought it was the "pup001" equivalent, at first glance
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 17:06    Post subject: Re: puppy2alpha available for testing  

BarryK wrote:
See news for Feb 13:
http://www.puppylinux.com/news.htm
Put it in the other site please.(I don't have access thats sites.)
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 17:28    Post subject: Alpha2 Dog mirror  

puptrix mirror of Alpha Puppy2:
http://www.puptrix.org/alpha/puppy2alpha-seamonkey.iso
md5sum:

2cd84372b892fa230395413c1cca9ca7 puppy2alpha-seamonkey.iso
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 18:51    Post subject: Re: puppy2alpha available for testing  

I suggest you start a new Topic in the Advanced Topics sections
for comments on Puppy2. Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 18:52    Post subject: SaveDVD script 4P2  

Here is a mini-script for full saveback of DVD. It will saveback ALL files allows XORG to reappear, as well as changed background and ROX pin settings.
Code:
rm /initrd/pup_rw/etc/.XLOADED
rm /initrd/pup_rw/*.sfs
growisofs -M /dev/dvd -D -J -R -quiet -new-dir-mode 0755 -graft-points `date "+%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M"`=/initrd/pup_rw/

will work in new Alpha Puppy2 (faster download from puptrix)
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 19:07    Post subject:  

GuestToo wrote:
not sure how to configure Grub for a frugal install

title = Puppy20
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 PMEDIA=idehd
initrd /initrd.gz

seems to work, and puts a pup_003.sfs on hda1, which is where i want it

xorg won't start

xvesa starts at 640x480 ... rox won't run ... xvesa wizard won't run


G2, yes, pup_003.sfs is the Puppy filesystem approx equiv usr_cram.fs, initrd.gz the initial ramdisk.
The first time it is booted, should come up in PUPMODE 5, look
at /etc/rc.d/PUPMODE, running totally in ram. Remove any
pup_save.3fs created so far, boot the CD, go straight to Xvesa
-- does the Xvesa Wizard and Rox work then?
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 19:19    Post subject: Re: SaveDVD script 4P2  

Ted Dog wrote:
Here is a mini-script for full saveback of DVD. It will saveback ALL files allows XORG to reappear, as well as changed background and ROX pin settings.
Code:
rm /initrd/pup_rw/etc/.XLOADED
rm /initrd/pup_rw/*.sfs
growisofs -M /dev/dvd -D -J -R -quiet -new-dir-mode 0755 -graft-points `date "+%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M"`=/initrd/pup_rw/

will work in new Alpha Puppy2 (faster download from puptrix)
Ted


Ted Dog, thanksfor that, such a simple solution!
So, do you have the multisession puppy2alpha up and running ok?
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justauser

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2006, 23:45    Post subject: Booted from usb flash drive  

I opened the ISO and extracted the files needed, placed them on my flash drive, editied my syslinux.cfg and here I am, using Alpha 2 to enter this post! Still dislike the amount of title it takes to copy the sfs to memroy, but..
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2006, 00:07    Post subject:  

I can't get the Superfloppy mode to work from the Universal Installer. I tried it on a CF card plugged into a USB card reader as well as the same CF card plugged into a CF to IDE adaptor. Once the CF card is formated as ext3 it tries to copy the files off the CD to the card, but I get this error:
Code:

ABSOLUTE FINAL SANITY CHECK!
You are about to install Puppy to /dev/, with boot parameter
PMEDIA=. The files vmlinuz, initrd.gz, pup_xxx.sfs, extlinux.conf
will be written to /dev/ and Extlinux will be used to make it bootable.

Press ENTER key to continue, CTRL-C to abort:
mount: Mounting /dev on /mnt/data failed: Block device required
Making  bootable...
extlinux: cannot find device for path /mnt/data
Copying vmlinuz...
cp: cannot stat `/vmlinuz': No such file or directory
Creating extlinux.conf...
Copying initrd.gz...
cp: cannot stat `/initrd.gz': No such file or directory
Copying .sfs files...
umount: /mnt/data: Invalid argument
Finished, press ENTER key to continue:


When I go to /mnt/data the card is mounted and the files extlinux.conf and pup_003.sfs are there, but the others are not.
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Ted head-swimming Dig
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2006, 03:52    Post subject: Yes I am using the DVD mini script  

I have the mini script as my version of save to DVD with a barrowed CD with arrow icon from the earlier save to DVD. I have yet to hack the reboot script.
The CD version only works for one session then contines to spit out the CD-R ewfusing to continue. My head is swimming looking over CDRTOOLS source code and documentations. Boy is he hot to point the finger at the linux kernel developers for all the problems.
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2006, 04:21    Post subject: headgear . . .  

dvw86 wrote:

Code:

ABSOLUTE FINAL SANITY CHECK!
You are about to install Puppy to /dev/, with boot parameter
PMEDIA=. The files vmlinuz, initrd.gz, pup_xxx.sfs, extlinux.conf
will be written to /dev/ and Extlinux will be used to make it bootable.

Press ENTER key to continue, CTRL-C to abort:
mount: Mounting /dev on /mnt/data failed: Block device required
Making  bootable...
extlinux: cannot find device for path /mnt/data
Copying vmlinuz...
cp: cannot stat `/vmlinuz': No such file or directory
Creating extlinux.conf...
Copying initrd.gz...
cp: cannot stat `/initrd.gz': No such file or directory
Copying .sfs files...
umount: /mnt/data: Invalid argument
Finished, press ENTER key to continue:



Thanks for posting this I got the same message or similar when using the Universal Installer to install to USB keydrve

Another test session yesterday
I found Seamonkey very slow and sometimes it would refuse to go to a URL on the first attempt - no idea why

We need more testers.
I would limit the time you spend testing because Puppy2 is deceptive, the JWM is great looking - better somehow. Seamonkey is identical (practically - added tools) to Mozilla and so on - but this is an Alpha - not even Beta - so it is not yet ready for day to day use. I set up the email account In Mozilla - set up my favoor.com bookmarks and so on . . .

Testing only. One great success is someone reportedthat ALSA got their sound card working - good news.

Get out your testing caps - there will be competition soon for the best headgear . . .

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2006, 06:45    Post subject:  

The alpha release boots and runs about as expected here. No serious testing done as yet here. The "Contacts" icon appears broken (gaby is missing?).

MUT: Jesse's email address is in the comments at the top of /usr/lib/mut/mut.tcl

Mail client: I prefer Seamonkey's Mail/News client to Sylpheed, but that's a personal preference born more of familiarity than anything else. I'm running at 1024x768 here, not sure what the issues at 800x600 would be, or how fixable they are.

Mozilla: all the usual command line options (such as -mail) are broken when Mozilla is already open:
Code:
sh-3.00# mozilla -mail
Error: Failed to send command: 509 internal error
However, the remote command capability still works, so if you know enough to do
Code:
# /usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin -remote "xfeDoCommand(openInbox)"
all is well. Very strange. Is there a scripting bug somewhere causing this? The code in /usr/local/bin/mozilla looks a bit odd to me. The /usr/local/bin/mozmail script seems to just give up rather than do the right thing when a mozilla session is open, too. Why not make it work as the user would expect? Maybe more like this:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#Puppy does not want more than one instance of Moz running.

if /usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin -remote "ping()"
then
 exec /usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin -remote "xfeDoCommand(openInbox)"
else
 exec /usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin -mail $@
fi

A similar issue apparently exists in 1.0.7 also, but because Sylpheed exists there, I'd not noticed it. See http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html for a little documentation.

Jonathan
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2006, 06:53    Post subject:  

Argh, that'll teach me to use the Alpha for posting to the forums... the previous Guest was me. Just in case that wasn't already obvious!

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