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canbyte


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 02:22    Post subject:  

Jump below line to where I edited to (skip botched trials).

I just tried to load the original beta version as per instructions on first page (including Mesa driver for my ati card) into Slacko 533. No luck - no reaction at all when click on menu item or 'cog' file.

I'm now trying to install on Lucid puppy (Lupu 528.005 version) with xorg-high driver. DS started up but stopped and shutdown after informing me it's not licensed/ activated (or something like that) sooooo.... what to do??

I went to Asterisk's page and clicked on the beta version (V1R2) recommended for Lucid 528. it put it in a temporary ??? folder ... i guess I screwed up in selecting the proper place (root?). Anyway i went there and clicked on the draftsight.bin gear icon and it started and this time, asked me to fill in my email to activate. however the menu is still pointing to the older obsolete version so how does one remove the older version and get this thing installed? Hope you can follow what I'm stuck on.

OMG, i get confused/ discouraged - decide to close everything. Under all the other windows was...... Draftsight!!! . Now it's open.... Go figure. Glad nobody got hung up trying to figure out what was going on. But if you could help me unbotch this installation, i'd be very appreciative.

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edit Oct1, Just gonna bite the bullet and start fresh. This time when I clicked on the file it saved to root. I clicked on the sfs file and it mounted/ opened / unpacked.

What to do with sfs file? I've tried to go into the mounted file and click on the draftsight bin file (gear icon) but this seems to mount into a temporary folder??? with crazy name. It will start if you fill out your email but I figure this is starting fresh every time or something. Not sure but seems not right. I try boot manager instead

The boot manager wants it moved to '/' directory so I put a copy there. The boot manager sees it but wouldn't shift it to the active column and help says it must be named _528.sfs so I renamed it, shifted it and rebooted. Then I got a message that says it is wrong version for Linux kernel. Kernel requires squashfs, ver4. It says there is a sfs version converter so I try that. Wait. I see the sfs file is 0 bytes!! Huh, how did that happen. Going back to reboot.

I'm also trying out puppy multisession DVD which takes soooo long to load!?? And it seemed to forget i already installed the browser. Can i save to flash? (edit: the DVD r/w drive broke!}

Day 3 The adventure continues. It seems the multisession or something killed the optical drive which undoubtedly caused errors. Continuing now with a second drive but afraid of the multisession thing so I've tried downloading the v1r1.4 for slacko. Having same trouble since boot sfs loader won't deign to 'see' the file, renamed or not.

SFS issue resolved - described here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=656055#656055



So finally, I have it installed. I think.

PS. Does anyone know if one can draw a line a certain distance at a certain angle instead of having to calculate the co-ordinates? Autocad used the notation 111<11 to draw a line 111 units at 11 degrees. Thanks again.

edit Oct1: Just found out that the format for this is @111<11 or to draw a line 111 units over and 11 units up - @111,11

pps - I wish someone would change the font in this forum so commas looked different than a period, which to my old eyes look the same! That's a comma not a decimal point.

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1. Dell Dimension E521, AMD Athln 64, 2 GHz 1.93GB ram,
Puppy 533 on CD, accesses flash drive only,
FFox Nightly12.0
2. Compaq P3 733Hz 375RAM
Printer: Oki C3400 > LAN


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 19:13    Post subject:  

Ok, so now DS is installed (added to menu) but I keep getting the error message about it being 'not licensed or expired'. I did enter the email, sector and country info. It errored the first time but went through the second. I got an email from them and clicked the link provided. It opened a web page but still will not let the program go past the error message.

SOLUTION: After reading that site for a bit, I found that the version MUST be Beta 2. (v1r2.x) So I went back to Asterisk's page and found that yes, instead of using his first link, my eye had caught 'SLACKO' in cap on the third link and incorrectly downloaded v1r1.4 Once i downloaded his first sfs, renamed it to _528.sfs and added it to the boot configurator and rebooted, DS was found in the menu and booted correctly and without having to input my email again.

All's well that ends well. I hope these notes will help others avoid all the mistakes i made. LOL.

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Puppy 533 on CD, accesses flash drive only,
FFox Nightly12.0
2. Compaq P3 733Hz 375RAM
Printer: Oki C3400 > LAN

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