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Instux, a project I can never do alone
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Wolfen


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2007, 12:02    Post subject:  Instux, a project I can never do alone  

Hey everyone, I've got an idea.
Why is it hard to sell computers with Linux pre-installed? Well, there are hundreds of Linux distros, and what if one person who buy a PC, don't want that distro? It'd be quite hard to make everyone satisfied.
My idea is to make a distro that is based on some Barebones version of Puppy, or a stripped Wolvix Cub (though Puppy seems to fit better), that contains some scripts for downloading and maybe installing different distros. For example Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Puppy (the normal version), whatever Linux version we choose.
But I've got no time for this, and I don't have the skills. So I wanted to know if anyone was willing to help me/lead the project. Of course, if there is no interest, then I'll just discard this project.

PS: Sorry that I've been gone for so long, but as I said; too much to do, too little time..

-Stig

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2007, 03:32    Post subject:  

Well, since nobody seems interessed, I'll just forget this idea..
See you later sometime.

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2007, 04:06    Post subject:  

people don't post to threads for various reaons, so you shouldn't be discouraged that nobody's interested. you've probably expressed why most people haven't responded:

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But I've got no time for this, and I don't have the skills.


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too much to do, too little time..


we're all in the same boat!
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2007, 11:55    Post subject:  

Well, thank you, Muggins. I'll maybe try to do it on my own, but the scripts will most surely be some crap.. Anyways, time to start VMWare, run Puppy and try to remaster. Oh, what's the name of the current BareBones Puppy? (I've been away for so long..)
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2007, 18:05    Post subject: fat-free  

It's fat-free: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=22650

It's 3.00 upgraded with 3.01 patches.

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 11:21    Post subject:  

Thanks, Raffy. I'll download it now.
Wow, Puppy advances fast in version numbers. To think I joined when it was at 1.8.0r2.. It makes me feel outdated xD

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 13:29    Post subject: version  

Barry ticks the numbering up for every major upgrade of the basic system. so 2+ came into being in 2006 and 3+ this October 2007.

I guess you mean 1.08r2, as the 1+ versions ended at 1.09CE. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 14:24    Post subject:  

Wolfen wrote:
Thanks, Raffy. I'll download it now.
Wow, Puppy advances fast in version numbers. To think I joined when it was at 1.8.0r2.. It makes me feel outdated xD


I haven't been away (started ~ 2.12) & can't keep up with pup developments. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 15:30    Post subject:  

Yeah, I was meaning 1.08r2, sorry Smile
I've downloaded the Fat-free and booted it in VMware, which works great (for now, at least). I've even made some progress at the first script, which is for downloading Puppy 3.01 (normal version) from ibiblio.org (what's up with the "retro" iso, by the way?). The script I attach here is a bit like an outcast, so it's a bit messy, but it works more or less. If you find something that should be done another way, I'd love it if you just post the code, or the modified script.


Note: This script has not been tested under any Puppy version, only under Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter, where it seems to run great. But since there may be other/better solutions for Puppy, I'd appreaciate some testing. This is, as mentioned, supposed to run under Fat-free Puppy.

EDIT: Some further testing led to after downloading the iso, by some wierd reason, wget hung up on my Wolvix machine. But I can't find the fault, can it be the empty lines in the echo command?
puppydown.sh.tar
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Filename  puppydown.sh.tar 
Filesize  10 KB 
Downloaded  483 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2007, 15:48    Post subject:  

Wolfen wrote:
what's up with the "retro" iso, by the way?


Some incompatibility issue come up with older gear (think) so if the one vers acts up, idea is try the retro..

http://www.puppylinux.com/download/release-3.01.htm
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct 2007, 13:39    Post subject:  

OK, now it by some means works again.. This script is wierd. Shocked
I'm still working on it, and I've started writing on the script to burn the iso too. I might put those two scripts together later though.
Oh, and I don't really feel like uploading it again, it's just minor changes made, maybe later.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct 2007, 19:28    Post subject:  

Ran across some info in regards to the kernel thing..
http://www.puppylinux.com/news/comments.php?y=07&m=10&entry=entry071009-050044
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov 2007, 03:31    Post subject:  

OK, I'll post some updates.
Here is both the download script and the burn script. Please, post some feedback. I really need it.
puppyinst.tar
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Filename  puppyinst.tar 
Filesize  20 KB 
Downloaded  475 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Nov 2007, 05:09    Post subject:  

Noes! The burning script got erased even before I packed it! Sad
Well, until I make it again, here's the Ubuntu 7.10 download script. Please, give some feedback, guys. It's not that hard.
ubuntudown.sh.tar
Description  Download script for Ubuntu 7.10
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Filename  ubuntudown.sh.tar 
Filesize  10 KB 
Downloaded  477 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov 2007, 13:59    Post subject:  

Come on. I can see the scripts have been downloaded some times, why don't anyone post? It really is not that hard to write if it even worked on the computer it ran on.
Anyways, here's the Gentoo script. Since I still don't know how these work, they will all look the same, until I get some feedback.
gentoodown.sh.tar
Description  Gentoo 2007.0-r1 for x86 download script
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Filename  gentoodown.sh.tar 
Filesize  10 KB 
Downloaded  593 Time(s) 

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