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Legacy OS 2.1 LTS released
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john biles


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Mar 2014, 17:56    Post_subject:  Legacy OS 2.1 LTS released  

Hello Everybody,
Today sees the release of Legacy OS 2.1 LTS (Long Term Release) the final Series 2 release ever! While there won't be any new releases for the 2 Series you can still expect new applications will be added to the repository over time. In this release you'll find some new applications and a few that have been update like the Opera Web Browser. Those who are currently using Legacy OS 2 will notice an improvement in Usability / Look and Feel. A number of configuring applications that once looked more like scripts now look like normal applications. With over 200 menu choices for users to choose from Legacy OS 2.1 LTS brings together a collection of extremely useful applications that could make a Pentium III PC far more useful then a user could imagine. Install once and use for years to come.

Grab it Here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/legacyoslinux/files/Legacy%20OS%202.1%20LTS.iso/download
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cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Mar 2014, 18:22    Post_subject:  

Big John.

Downloading now but won't be able to test until tomorrow....
Wednesday in OZ.

Cheers mate.....Chris.
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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 00:32    Post_subject:  

Happened to be on my Xubuntu box and Legacy OS 2.1 boots live.

Code:
Summary
  Computer
  Processor  Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
  Memory  2067MB (148MB used)
  Operating System  Puppy Linux 0.21
  User Name  root (root)
  Date/Time  Mon 24 Mar 2014 11:39:27 PM PUP
  Display
  Resolution  1024x768 pixels
  OpenGL Renderer  Mesa GLX Indirect
  X11 Vendor  (null)
  Multimedia
  Audio Adapter  ICH4 - Intel ICH5


Code:
sh-3.00# free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:      2067952       987864      1080088            0        66836
 Swap:      2150392            0      2150392
Total:      4218344       987864      3230480
sh-3.00#


Going to try on an old P3 with 256 mb of ram in a few.
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James C


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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 01:14    Post_subject:  

Second test....old P3...733 mhz with 256 mb ram. It boots.

Code:
Summary
  Computer
  Processor  Pentium III (Coppermine)
  Memory  255MB (147MB used)
  Operating System  Puppy Linux 0.21
  User Name  root (root)
  Date/Time  Mon 24 Mar 2014 11:22:15 PM PUP
  Display
  Resolution  1024x768 pixels
  OpenGL Renderer  Mesa GLX Indirect
  X11 Vendor  (null)
  Multimedia
  Audio Adapter  ICH - Intel 82801AA-ICH


Code:
sh-3.00# free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:       255060       249024         6036            0        21300
 Swap:      1020088       653956       366132
Total:      1275148       902980       372168
sh-3.00#



Now to try an install.
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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 01:59    Post_subject:  

Successful full install on the old P3...... no problems. Pretty snappy even on this old box.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 03:18    Post_subject:  

I've not installed it yet but I have made the following notes based on its running as a live disk;

1 / Konqueror is really not fit for purpose now as a web browser (though it's probably still a decent file manager). It crashed twice even on what was a fairly undemanding site.

2 / Flash doesn't work with Opera 12.02, although it will with Opera 11.64 (which is easy to install instead).

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Ray MK


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 05:54    Post_subject:  

Hi John
Just downloaded to external usb storage using my 701SD netbook.
Must get a usb CD/DVD burner for it.
However, the older Acer and even older IBM laptops both have CD’s, so will use one or both of them to test.
Really good to see you are still improving Legacy OS.
You make users of older kit very happy by offering an outstanding alternative to (well you know what I mean).
Now to find those CDR disc’s.
Thanks for all you do - very best regards - Ray.

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 10:23    Post_subject:  

This should probably be in a more general thread, but does anyone know how to start a 4 or 5 series Pup which has been installed to the hard drive (full install), once you've installed a 2 series one to the same drive?

This has never worked out for me, either when I've used Grub4Dos from within a 2 series Puppy or when I've used the Legacy Grub installation from within the same.

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john biles


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 17:39    Post_subject:  

Hello Colonel Panic,
When I run both Legacy OS 2 and Legacy OS 4 Mini on the same computer I need to modify the grub menu.Ist file Depending on which version of Legacy your using you will need to experiment with root=/dev/sda or root=/dev/hda to get both to boot on the same computer (see image)
When it comes to Grub2 I have no idea.
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john biles


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 17:58    Post_subject:  

Hello Colonel Panic,

Quote:
1 / Konqueror is really not fit for purpose now as a web browser (though it's probably still a decent file manager). It crashed twice even on what was a fairly undemanding site.

Konqueror is used more in Legacy for displaying files then surfing the net. General when it crashes on web pages it doesn't actually close it just pops up a message.

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2 / Flash doesn't work with Opera 12.02, although it will with Opera 11.64 (which is easy to install instead).

Flash works perfectly for me running live or installed in 12.02 I've been using this version for months with no problems? Early versions of Opera 11 would crash when closing when 12 doesn't.

Legacy OS 2.1 LTS uses Flashplayer 10.3 which is the last version of Flash that works in Legacy OS 2.1 LTS.

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Legacy OS 4 Released! Install to newer legacy hardware / early EeePC's Very Happy
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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 18:17    Post_subject:  

Here's part of my menu.lst from this old P3....full installs of 2 series, 4 series and 5 series.And Vector. Smile

Legacy Grub though Grub4dos will use the same.

Code:
title Windows 2K/XP/2003 (hda1)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

title Puppy Linux 528.005 full install in sda5
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5 pmedia=atahd nosmp acpi=force

title Puppy Linux 214x Top 10 full install in hda6
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 pmedia=idehd acpi=force

title Puppy Linux Wary 5.5 full install in sda8
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda8 pmedia=atahd acpi=force

title Legacy OS 2.1 full install in hda9
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 pmedia=idehd acpi=force

title Puppy Lucid Retro (2.6.30.5) full install in sda12
root (hd0,11)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda12 pmedia=idehd nosmp acpi=force

title Legacy OS4 Mini (2.6.25.16) full install in sda13
root (hd0,12)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda13 pmedia=idehd nosmp acpi=force

title Vector Linux 7 full install in sda14
root (hd0,13)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda14 ro
initrd /boot/initrd


The obvious difference is that the older kernels in the 2 series use "hda" while 4 and 5 series use "sda".
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 19:24    Post_subject:  

Hello James C,
Thanks for sharing your setup I'm sure it will help. Very Happy

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Colonel Panic


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 20:51    Post_subject:  

James C wrote:
Here's part of my menu.lst from this old P3....full installs of 2 series, 4 series and 5 series.And Vector. Smile

Legacy Grub though Grub4dos will use the same.

Code:
title Windows 2K/XP/2003 (hda1)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

title Puppy Linux 528.005 full install in sda5
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5 pmedia=atahd nosmp acpi=force

title Puppy Linux 214x Top 10 full install in hda6
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 pmedia=idehd acpi=force

title Puppy Linux Wary 5.5 full install in sda8
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda8 pmedia=atahd acpi=force

title Legacy OS 2.1 full install in hda9
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 pmedia=idehd acpi=force

title Puppy Lucid Retro (2.6.30.5) full install in sda12
root (hd0,11)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda12 pmedia=idehd nosmp acpi=force

title Legacy OS4 Mini (2.6.25.16) full install in sda13
root (hd0,12)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda13 pmedia=idehd nosmp acpi=force

title Vector Linux 7 full install in sda14
root (hd0,13)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda14 ro
initrd /boot/initrd


The obvious difference is that the older kernels in the 2 series use "hda" while 4 and 5 series use "sda".


Thanks for this one James! I'll look into it.

Cheers,

CP .

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 20:55    Post_subject:  

john biles wrote:
Hello Colonel Panic,

Quote:
1 / Konqueror is really not fit for purpose now as a web browser (though it's probably still a decent file manager). It crashed twice even on what was a fairly undemanding site.

Konqueror is used more in Legacy for displaying files then surfing the net. General when it crashes on web pages it doesn't actually close it just pops up a message.

Quote:
2 / Flash doesn't work with Opera 12.02, although it will with Opera 11.64 (which is easy to install instead).

Flash works perfectly for me running live or installed in 12.02 I've been using this version for months with no problems? Early versions of Opera 11 would crash when closing when 12 doesn't.

Legacy OS 2.1 LTS uses Flashplayer 10.3 which is the last version of Flash that works in Legacy OS 2.1 LTS.


Thanks fior the info John (and concerning the grub entries too). I don't know why I'm unable to run Flash in Opera 12 but it's very consistent in Legacy and Opera 11.64 doesn't have the same problem - I've no idea why this is.

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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Mar 2014, 10:35    Post_subject:  

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