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steve_s


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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug 2010, 21:41    Post subject:  

noryb009 wrote:
I got it working! I'll upload the installer maker package in a bit.


Hey, way to go! We await the results...

Oh, I'll change the initial post to reflect your upload...
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Aug 2010, 09:16    Post subject:  

I have tested it, and you might be able to do these instructions in wine, but they give different checksums.

Instructions (most of these can be done in puppy, and Geany even has syntax highlighting):
1) download the attachment
2) unzip it to C:\ (or "/root/.wine/c_drive" if your in puppy)
3) go into the folder it created
4) open up HOW TO MAKE AN INSTALLER.txt. It will tell you how to make an installer.

You will have to install NSIS to compile it: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Download.
Puppy Linux Installer Creator V0.3.zip
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Aug 2010, 11:12    Post subject:  

Shocked Oops...thought this was my thread...it's not.

Ok, I changed the initial post on my thread here to show your new development, norbyb009. Good job! Cool
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Aug 2010, 12:45    Post subject:  

Thanks!
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ICPUG

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 07:19    Post subject:  

Thanks from me as well.

I have yet to investigate what you have done but if you have got it working it sounds very promising.

The problem with Vista/Windows 7 is that boot.ini does not exist and a whole new method of hooking into the Windows boot is required - (most people use EasyBCD for this). As I say I have not looked at your technique yet but I suspect some tweeks will be needed for the latest Windows.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 08:10    Post subject:  

Quote:
As I say I have not looked at your technique yet but I suspect some tweeks will be needed for the latest Windows.


Yes, it will. Right now, I have it set as:
if grub.exe/grub exists, add that puppy version to the menu.lst, set timeout=10
if grub.exe/grub does not exist, install grub4dos, add to boot.ini, make menu.lst (timeout=0) with the puppy entry.

Would I have to change "does not exist" to:

install grub4dos, if(not vista/win7)add to boot.ini(else)BCDEdit.exe(end if) make menu.lst (timeout=0) with the puppy entry

Is that correct?

Do you have a vista/win7 system? I just want to ask a few questions.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 08:41    Post subject:  

noryb009

Your logic is right even if it is not exactly functionally correct.

I see you are deviating from Lin'N'Win quite a bit - not sure if that is because of NSIS.

Lin'N'Win DOES NOT INSTALL grub4DOS! It uses the files from it but does not install it in case it messes the MBR/Windows boot process. I know some think I am too worried but better safe than sorry.

Consequently it uses grub.exe on Win 9x and grldr on WinXP. Right now EasyBCD for Linux dual boot on a Vista / 7 system uses a version of grldr as well.

I do have a Windows 7 system but it is sitting in a box while I get the courage (and a holiday from work) to set it up - it has been there a few months!
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 09:00    Post subject:  

Thank you for pointing that out. I will have to change the installer process for 9x, I guess. (amazingly, I still have a windows 95 I can work on!)

Ya, it would of been better to phrase it as "unzipped grub4dos"
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 10:27    Post subject:  

noryb009 does this once unzipped on a Windows system (don't have one so have to ask)
automatically install (by downloading)
Lucid 5.1

Then when you boot you can boot to Windows or Lucid?

Is that right? Smile

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noryb009

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 12:09    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
noryb009 does this once unzipped on a Windows system (don't have one so have to ask)
automatically install (by downloading)
Lucid 5.1

Then when you boot you can boot to Windows or Lucid?

Is that right? Smile


Not exactly... The file I uploaded is a creator for a windows installer to duel-boot.
Also, the files are in the installer, you don't have to download them.

If someone tells me where to upload it, and once I edit it for the windows 9x, vista and 7 boot loaders, then I can compile it and upload it.
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 13:20    Post subject:  

I updated the post above to V 0.2. This release:
-backs up boot.ini (if you are on windows nt/xp/server 2003)
-adds kindof tested support for 9x/ME
-adds untested support for vista/7
-is only in english (I might add other languages after testing, but I don't know what boot.ini would be like in chinese Laughing )

I have a test installer (about 6 MB, it installs pUPnGO). I will upload it in a bit.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Aug 2010, 08:44    Post subject:  

I uploaded it, any testers will be welcome! You can download it here.

It will say "Debug: (your windows version)". If this is NOT your version, please post what it said, and end the process (Ctrl+Alt+Del)

Do not use this installer with vista/windows 7.

md5sum:
6e446ac419552b993e87734f1efd5d89 pUPnGO 412 beta.exe
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug 2010, 08:26    Post subject:  

Did it work on everybody's computer?
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Oct 2010, 10:14    Post subject:  

worked OK on my P4/2.4ghz/1mb ram intel chipset
showed WinXP as expected
didn't realise pup'n'go was so CLI oriented Embarassed
also uninstalled cleanly, including grub Very Happy

Aitch Smile
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Oct 2010, 21:07    Post subject:  

Hmmm
Just tried win32exe/431std
network setup Ok, but using xchat
A] couldn't change my nick
B] no help, or F1

Don't know if this is peculiar to 431std, xchat or win32exe?

someone suggested irssi, but I'm a mouser not CLIer

lazy, I know...just out of my comfortzone

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