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Howto add network module to a puppy distro?
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JonasTh

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 10:46    Post subject:  Howto add network module to a puppy distro?
Subject description: Need to fork? RTL8187 driver from MacPup525 into PuppyArcade 10
 

I have an old Compac deskpro pentium II 400 mhz with 128 Mhz and CDROM reader.

I have tried virtually every ligh distro out there and most refuse to even boot halfway, and others like SlitaZ shows up with a fontsize just not readable on my HDMI monitor.

All the puppy seem to work real well but MacPup525 seemed a bit slow, and i will mostly use it to emulate old computers (Atari, AMIGA). So puppy arcade 10 420 was real fast and responsive.

But i lack the WG111/realted8187 driver in Puppy Arcade 10
Where is the driver modules, in the SFS or in the INITRD with kernel?
If in drivermodule the INITRD can i just replace and rename the MacPup525.SFS with the PupArcade420.SFS?
(If i first use SFS converter)

If driver module in the SFS how can i fork a new driver into PupArcade420.SFS, and how can i extract it from the MacPup525.SFS?
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 12:49    Post subject:  

Ok the driver will be in the main sfs not the initrd.

It would have to match kernels if taking from another puppy
uname -a will show you the kernel version.

the driver will be in /lib/modules/(version)/kernel/drivers/net most likely.

If you add then run depmod -a to get it recognised.

If no other puppy can supply you it ask nicely on the forum or gram devx/kernel source and the sources and build it...hmm don't think you will like that one.

Perhaps ask the maker of arcadepup

mike
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JonasTh

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 15:39    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
Ok the driver will be in the main sfs not the initrd.

It would have to match kernels if taking from another puppy
uname -a will show you the kernel version.

the driver will be in /lib/modules/(version)/kernel/drivers/net most likely.

If you add then run depmod -a to get it recognised.

If no other puppy can supply you it ask nicely on the forum or gram devx/kernel source and the sources and build it...hmm don't think you will like that one.

Perhaps ask the maker of arcadepup

mike

How do i get the SFS to mount in RW, when i double click and mount an SFS it always mounted to RO regardless if part of the system?
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 15:53    Post subject:  

Ah thats because sfs squashfs is a read only archive. To add a new driver would mean unpacking and repacking the sfs or add it to a running puppy and remaster.

hope that clarifies

Mike
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