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Trying to make barebones puppy with wireless
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Dave K

PostPosted: Thu 27 Oct 2005, 13:33    Post_subject:  Trying to make barebones puppy with wireless  

I would like to make a very small, compact version of puppy that contains only the bash and enough modules to load up my wireless card. Basically i want to make a wifi repeater, which to my understanding should only require "iwconfig". I tried using puppy unleashed to make a tiny live cd. Mine turned out to be about 2.5 MB( which is wat i want, very small OS tat provides very limited functionality) however..when i tried to boot up from it i got a kernel error ( sorry, cant remember the specifics). Any suggestions on the minimal packages that are required for a puppy CD? My guess is that i missed an important one.
Thanks ... Dave
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Oct 2005, 04:38    Post_subject:  

I think to do what you want to do you need more than iwconfig.

Maybe this might be the go
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Oct 2005, 08:06    Post_subject:  

I presume you want command line.

For a quick and dirty cutdown Puppy, just repack usr_cram.fs with only the files you need. You can get rid of all the X stuff. In your case, you might not even need usr_cram at all. 40Mb gone with no effort, and it should still boot.

Of course, this is also the single dumbest and most dangerous way to remaster. Emergency use only.
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Dave K

PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2005, 10:37    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the suggestions. I got curious and completely removed usr_cram.fs and it does exactly what I wanted, however, the boot sequence stops several times informing me that it cant find usr_crams... is there any way i can remove these prompts? for a smooth boot into command line? Also, if i want to add the module for my wireless card ( acx100 i think) where do i put that on the cd?... I assume it has to go somewhere in the filesystem image...
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