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Puppy without a harddrive
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Apr 2011, 11:10    Post subject: Re: boot and run Puppy without any drive! If you want as wel  

PupGeek wrote:
gcmartin wrote:
you should look at this.
I looked at that and followed its instructions trying to boot Puppy Studio (based on Lupu 5.2) but the PDEV1=rootfs parameter does not help. ...
Please post on that thread. Someone will help you there.

As I understand, its workings, using it you do 3 things:
  1. nistall the PET
  2. start the mknetboot.sh script in a terminal
  3. Finally click Menu>Network>Netboot server
When this is done, you can go to any PC on your LAN which you've told to check the LAN first (in its boot order) and that PC will boot from your server. And you can have many PCs on your LAN start and run simultaneously from this server.

There is a document posted in that thread which is a "Howto" written so that anyone can follow.

Post there for any issues that arise for help or understanding.
Hope this helps

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AleSeg

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 12:48    Post subject: Compact Flash to ATA/IDE Adapter  

Ok, this is my first post... so be nice with me Smile
I decided to install puppy in an no so old intel 478 computer with cheap MOBO and 0.5 GB RAM, using an Compact Flash to ATA/IDE Adapter directly plugged into the 40 pin port IDE-1.
My reasons to do it are that this machine will have some on and cycles a day, and this will destroy traditional HHDD.
Functions for this computer are only communication, social nets, etc.
Can you advice me the best settings to minimize flash writings ?

Thanxs
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 13:09    Post subject:  

IIRC, when you run the Puppy Universal Installer from the Setup menu, your configuration is one of the choices.
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technosaurus


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 16:47    Post subject:  

it is only possible to completely remove hard disk support if you remove the modules, but then you would not be able to access your sfs files.
the way around this is to use a huge initramfs and skip the switch root.

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mahaju


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr 2011, 02:29    Post subject:  

yim wrote:
thought I'd chime in here found a little utility that helps pc's with no usb boot option to boot from usb, it works very well.


http://www.plop.at/


sorry to disturb this discussion, but what exactly is this?

--- EDIT ---
ok just found it's Introduction page
http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
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mahaju


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr 2011, 02:38    Post subject:  

but it seems this needs to be running somehow to allow it to boot off USB in a computer with no support for such from the BIOS

Hence in this case, as the laptops hard drive is already removed, this program should first be running from the CD if the laptop does not natively support USB booting

But instead of doing that, booting puppy off the CD would be much easier

I suppose this option is useful when we don't have puppy burned to a cd
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rhadon


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr 2011, 08:10    Post subject:  

If one can't boot from usb, it could be worth to try Superfloppy mode from Puppy Universal Installer.

That's the only way for me on my Gericom laptop to boot from usb. In my BIOS boot menu usual usb devices are not detected. A stick with installed Puppy in Superfloppy mode will be detected and boots fine. Tried several times with several sticks. I never tested with usbhd but I think it could also work.

HTH

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