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danneauxs

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2013, 10:52    Post subject: No idea how to make my own exe  

OK, I admit the directions were a bit to essoteric for me. Prob if I had half an idea what I was doing they would but clueless so I did my own cludge to load the puppy verision I wanted.

I add puppies to my linux machine simply by making a directory, copying the proper files into it and adding an entry to my grub.

Basically I did the same thing on my windows machine thanks to the windows installer. I simply installed one of the pre-compiled installers which did all the work (grub4dos) for me. I make a folder, copy the puppy files from the ISO I'm testing that day and add an entry to the menu.lst. Done and easy.

I'll prob ask for help making my own exe in a while so I can take my favorite pup to install on friends windows pc's.

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shinobar


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PostPosted: Sat 11 May 2013, 01:02    Post subject: Windows 8 support  

Hello.
How about supporting Windows 8?
I guess we need to use the 'compatible mode' on Windows 8.

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noryb009

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PostPosted: Sat 11 May 2013, 10:54    Post subject:  

I tried to add windows 8 support before, but there were a lot of glitches when running it in virtual box, so I decided to leave it. I tried it again today, and it seems to be working. I've made the changes but I've only tested it on 32-bit, without UEFI or secure boot. I'm pretty sure it will work fine with 64-bit, but I'm not sure about secure boot when it is enabled.

If someone can test it on 64-bit or with UEFI/secure boot, that would be appreciated! I've compiled an installer for pUPnGO (~7MB), or you can make your own installer from the code here.
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shinobar


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PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2013, 00:28    Post subject: Re: Windows 8 support  

Thanks noryb009 for the quick response on the Windows 8 support.

Unfortunately I have no Windows 8 yet.
But I tried merging your code with PIC-NLS with Japanese.nsh to support Windows 8.
One more thing, i add *.4fs at Uninstall in the main.nsi.

http://shino.pos.to/party/bridge.cgi?puppy/test/

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noryb009

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PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2013, 15:19    Post subject:  

Hopefully somebody who has windows 8 will find it and try it out.

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One more thing, i add *.4fs at Uninstall in the main.nsi.


Thanks, I've added this.

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But I tried merging your code with PIC-NLS with Japanese.nsh to support Windows 8.

I've added NLS support to the main code base, but have not yet added any translations. If you want to not have to merge future code to your fork and benefit the main code at the same time, you can make a translation file here, then send it to me.
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rodin.s

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PostPosted: Thu 16 May 2013, 15:00    Post subject: Russian translation  

I have made Russian translation.
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Thu 16 May 2013, 16:40    Post subject:  

Thank you, rodin.s!
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shinobar


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PostPosted: Thu 16 May 2013, 19:07    Post subject: Windows 8 and Japanese support  

shinobar wrote:
Thanks noryb009 for the quick response on the Windows 8 support.

Unfortunately I have no Windows 8 yet.
But I tried merging your code with PIC-NLS with Japanese.nsh to support Windows 8.
One more thing, i add *.4fs at Uninstall in the main.nsi.

http://shino.pos.to/party/bridge.cgi?puppy/test/

There is the Japanese translation: PIC-NLS-win8-2013-05-12.tar.gz

Made Puppy-Linux-549JP03.exe (test release).
http://shino.pos.to/party/bridge.cgi?puppy/precise/test/
I tested t on the Windows 8 enterprise both 32bit/64bit and works OK.

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noryb009

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PostPosted: Sat 18 May 2013, 15:51    Post subject:  

It's great that it works on 64-bit! Do you know if the computers you tried it on had UEFI or secure boot enabled?
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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2013, 03:39    Post subject: UEFI boot  

noryb009 wrote:
Do you know if the computers you tried it on had UEFI or secure boot enabled?

I tried on the VmPlayer with 'firmware="efi'. The installer maybe worked correctly (see the bcd entries below),
But it fails to boot up puppy. Crying or Very sad
I suppose the grub4dos is not compatible with UEFI.
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2013, 12:25    Post subject:  

Thanks for testing UEFI. I'll look into ways we can get it to work.
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noryb009

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PostPosted: Tue 21 May 2013, 20:51    Post subject:  

Precise Puppy Linux 560 has been uploaded, see the link in the first post.

It includes Windows 8 support when BIOS is enabled (not UEFI yet) and secure boot off.

I did not include the Russian translation, as I still need to do a bit more testing with it (I was going to include it, then found a mistake in the code, so I skipped it for now). It will probably be enabled in the next build.
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don570


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PostPosted: Wed 22 May 2013, 20:10    Post subject:  

All Macintosh computers using Intel chips use UEFI and many users
run Windows on their mac computer. So if you can get the installer to
work on a Mac computer running windows that would be quite an
achievement.

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noryb009

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PostPosted: Wed 22 May 2013, 22:23    Post subject:  

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't know if I could get that to work. If it works once UEFI support for windows is added, great. If it doesn't, I won't spend any time on it, as I don't have access to a mac.
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01micko


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PostPosted: Wed 22 May 2013, 22:56    Post subject:  

Sorry for OT noryb009, but to address don570's concern with mac computers:

My wife has a recent macbook air, purchased at the beginning of this year. I stumbled upon someone booting Fedora off a usb stick on their macbook air here. According to that articele, it boots no problem from a FAT usb stick holding down the "Option" key.

I decided to try this with a stick I had lying around that had PHATSlacko on it on and f2fs drive, using syslinux to boot from a FAT partition. It failed. But, I had another stick lying around that used grub4dos as the boot loader, all the puppy RO files on a FAT partition but the save file on f2fs and it booted and ran perfectly, all devices recognised. No reason I can think of that it wouldn't work on other pups or macs. (macbook pro, imac). F2fs would not be necessary, just FAT and booting with grub/grub4dos.


When I get more time I will go into this further (in another thread).

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