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installing slacko on USB
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Project_Paatt

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 17:38    Post subject:  installing slacko on USB
Subject description: inconsistant drive names, wont shutdown affter saving, other smal lquestions
 

i have an 8gb flash drive. i planned to split it into two partitions with a 2gb in front (ext2 so other OSes cant touch it) for puppy with the rest for storage. so i used unetbootin to put a live version on another flashdrive so i could install without wasting a disc. ANYWAYS, that all worked, installed fine and everything.
Slacko5.3.3, ext2, 2gb

Ive noticed a few times that on my installed puppy, every once in a while it doesn't read sda as the flashdrive but as my installed HDD on the computer and sometimes switches back (not really a problem... just curious if it could cause a problem)

the bad part is it doesn't shutdown correctly. when i tell it to shutdown, X shuts off and im left on a console, when i type in "poweroff" it saves session, and goes back to console again. However, reboot seems to work.
All this only happens when i save session, if i choose to not save session during the first shutdown, it shuts down perfectly every time (as long as i continue to choose to not save session)
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 18:53    Post subject:  

Boot up Slacko with your your USB and then use the puppy utilities to create an install on your 8 GB USB drive. I do a manual install rather than unetbootin. I don't have any experience with unetbootin for Puppy. Go to the puppylinuxworld channel on youtube and there is a tutorial to install Slacko onto a USB. I think there is a series on the channel, "let's use Slacko".

Plug in the 8 gb drive after booting Slacko. Open Gparted. Partition into 2GB (ext2 if that's what you want)) and the remaining 6 GB you can format FAT32. On Gparted, right click the first partition, select manage flags and then tick the boot box. Copy 3 puppy files into your 1st partition (initrd.gz, vmlinuz, and the Slacko sfs file). Then run Grub4Dos.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 00:00    Post subject:  

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Ive noticed a few times that on my installed puppy, every once in a while it doesn't read sda as the flashdrive but as my installed HDD on the computer and sometimes switches back (not really a problem... just curious if it could cause a problem)

On a computer with one internal hard drive :
sda - should always identify the internal hard drive.
sdb - should always identify the USB external flash drive.

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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 03:57    Post subject:  

A handy video on the topic of...
How To Do A USB Install Of Puppy Linux Slacko 5.3.2.4 FAST!
I assume the method would be the same on all Puppies.
I did this on Slacko-5.3.3.1-SCSI.

The above is by Icyos at Youtube.
Here are all of his Slacko videos if you are interested.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 04:44    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
On a computer with one internal hard drive :
sda - should always identify the internal hard drive.
sdb - should always identify the USB external flash drive.

If the computer has an internal card reader, or is attached to a printer with a card reader, the flash drive might move to a different device.

That's why it's a good idea to boot the flash drive using its UUID. Grub4dos sets this up.
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 14:11    Post subject:  

Good point rcrsn51 Smile
Always need to consider hardware setup of computer.
Always hard to advise without knowing exact setup of computer! Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 14:15    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Always hard to advise without knowing exact setup of computer! Shocked

I could never figure out why my flash drive became sdc1 whenever I had a test Canon printer plugged in. I finally discovered that it had a card reader that I never knew about!
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 14:22    Post subject:  

A wise man said.
You must be smarter than the equipment you are operating. Shocked Wink

Project_Paatt,
About the shutdown issues. Long shot, but you could try this:
Try boot option

acpi=off
or
acpi=force

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