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PostPosted: Tue 13 Sep 2011, 19:23    Post subject: Thanks :)  

Thanks to you for your videos, They have been a great help to a new pup like me. Keep up the good work Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2011, 00:27    Post subject:  

nrama wrote:
This seems to be an appropriate place to add my appreciation too! And also my tinkering with 528.

Five weeks into the Puppy experience I blinked and almost missed the 528.I must say the developers are as frisky as frolicking puppies! On 19 Aug I downloaded 528 and burnt to disk and created USB boot. All accomplished easily.At this stage I felt confident enough to install the OS to an HD sans any other on the disk.No problems. As there was no boot menu one was attempted through Menu -> bootloader config as suggested by the OS installer. That went through the process but for some reason would not populate the menu list. Grub4Dos bootloader config created the necessary.That worked as it should. Commenting out the unnecessary entries was simple enough.

BTW the installation was carried out with the second HD disconnected which set system up as sda1.
Two entries in the menu list as follows are mentioned for a reason:

# Full installed Linux
title Lucid 528 (sdb1/boot)
uuid c2781c61-284c-43f3-acd3-d998d4a4077c
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1 ro

# Boot from Partition Boot Sector

title Lucid 528 (sdb1:PBS)
uuid c2781c61-284c-43f3-acd3-d998d4a4077c
chainloader +1

Booting from the first works fine. The second however produces an error 13:Invalid or unsupported executable format.. Now commenting out that and attempting to boot from the “good” one also returns error 13.! This is inexplicable. At least to me.

A sharp eye would have noted that the above menu entry refers to sdb1 rather than sda1. It is an edit following the reconnection of the second HD.

Experimenting further the nvidia driver was installed but the command nvidia-xconfig returns command not found.

At this stage boot to 528 was accomplished through bios and selecting the appropriate HD. Having read of difficulties elsewhere of booting from grub2 an attempt was made to use grub2 in Ubuntu installed on the second HD. From that OS an update of grub2 found the above two menu entries as two identical entries :

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (on /dev/sdb1)
Either one can be booted from. This is mystifying to me!

VLC had problems with playing an mkv file with garbled video but satisfactory sound. A check of the file under Ubuntu’s VLC confirmed the file’s integrity and rendered perfectly.

Speaking of speed I must say the the OS boots to a working environment in 14 seconds on my system, half the time it takes to boot into Ubuntu.

Once again my congratulations to the developers who have provided me at least a pride of place OS that is the defacto.

THANK YOU to all the developers and contributors. The puppy linux environment and indeed the linux world has undoubtedly put to rest a claim by a senior person of another operating system that because no ones ass is on the line no good work can come out it. I guess it would be difficult for mercenaries to realise “goodness is its own reward. I hope an oldie can be forgiven for philosophising thus. To me the international free cooperative spirit fostered by the linux community and so freely expressed in the above posts is by far more important than any super OS Very Happy


Hi great post similar story with me really I messed with Ubuntu and Fedora thinking Puppy was just a toy, but when i finally treated like a full blown o/s it took me by the neck and blew me away, how dam refreshing.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2011, 00:28    Post subject: Re: Thanks :)  

scutters wrote:
Thanks to you for your videos, They have been a great help to a new pup like me. Keep up the good work Smile


Thanks you are all so kind I have a ton of stuff lined up for the winter months hope you all enjoy.

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