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Cannot install Puppy on USB
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virginia123

Joined: 09 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2015, 17:03    Post subject:  Cannot install Puppy on USB  

Hello,

I have downloaded puppy iso (http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/april-7.0.3/) and wanted to create bootable USB but I cannot do that in any of mentioned methods.

1. Method A
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/april-7.0/install-quirky.htm
This method says "*.usfs.xz, sha1sums.txt, 4install-quirky-to-drive.gz" but in the download site (distro.ibiblio.org) there are no files like *.gz.

2. With SysLinux
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=54566
The first command fails when it is mounted (it's sdb according to sudo fdisk -l)
syslinux: invalid media signature (not an FAT/NTFS volume?)
And when it is not mounted
syslinux: /dev/sdb: No such file or directory

3. With UnetBootin
http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/03/how-to-create-bootable-linux-usb-drive.html
It looks like Unetbootin does not work correctly on Fedora Linux.
Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
Its GUI has only closing [X] button and nothing more when I run it.

4. With DD
sudo dd bs=512M if=file.iso of=/dev/sdb
I can write iso to pendrive with this method but it is not bootable. (I have used this pendrive with bootable Fedora and Linux Mint and it worked well for both so pendrive is OK, this method also worked for my Fedora)
But Puppy is not bootable

5. From Puppy Linux
I've tried Puppy Linux about month or two ago and wanted to run it on VirtualBox (on Ubuntu that I had earlier) but it didn't work correctly.
The other method of creating bootable usb with Puppy Linux is to use utility available on Puppy Linux. But I cannot burn it to DVD (incorrectly working dvd) or run correctly in virtualised environment so it won't help.

What should I do to create bootable Puppy Linux?

Thanks!
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jul 2015, 03:36    Post subject:  

use something less quirky.... tahr or slacko or anything else.

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jul 2015, 10:27    Post subject: 4install-quirky-to-partition.gz  

Hi virginia123,

Ditto what mikeb said. And read in particular what charbaby66 wrote, following the links from his post. http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=854898#854898

But if you must persist, you'll find 4install-quirky-to-drive.gz in the april-7.0 folder. http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/april-7.0/4install-quirky-to-partition.gz

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jul 2015, 12:12    Post subject: Re: Cannot install Puppy on USB  

virginia123 wrote:
What should I do to create bootable Puppy Linux?

Quirky is not Puppy. (... and GNU is not UNIX)

Anyhow here is how to install Quirky7.0.3 (Later on you can upgrade to 7.0.4..1)

virginia123 wrote:
I have downloaded puppy iso (http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/april-7.0.3/) and wanted to create bootable USB but I cannot do that in any of mentioned methods.
It is much easier now:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/april-7.0.3/install-readme.htm wrote:
Installing Quirky 7.0.3
There is a new experimental installer application, named 'installquirky.amd64'

Download 'installquirky.amd64', and right-click on it to change its permissions to "executable", or do it in a terminal. Then, either click on it to execute it, or do it from a terminal:

# chmod 755 installquirky.amd64
# ./installquirky.amd64

Actually, given the experimental nature of the Quirky Installer, I recommend running from a terminal, so as to see any error message that might come onto the console.

You don't have to download anything else. The Installer will offer installation choices, and download the appropriate file, and install it.

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jul 2015, 01:58    Post subject:  

I am curious about 'experimental' installers when the techniques for installing Linux have been tried and tested and around for years....

mike
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jul 2015, 23:42    Post subject:  

That is what Quirky is all about.

Barry trying new ways to do things.

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 02:43    Post subject:  

virginia123:

Post your hardware specs mate...yes I see AMD in your post.

Lucid still rocks my boat but this is nice.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=99969

As he says...
" Please watch this video series as it will help you set the puppy up
properly and help you get the most out of the distro. "

""""""""""
Try a different port..different computer etc...different usb.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=847315#847315

" I still can't get these 2 Pups on this particular usb to complete booting
on a Dell laptop and a 2.5 dual core Gigabyte desktop.

Both Puppies refuse to see the sfs files.

Just tested a 2014 Super Lupu on the dual core..it boots.
no problems from the same usb...."

Chris.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 04:16    Post subject:  

Quote:
That is what Quirky is all about.

Barry trying new ways to do things.

which makes it an ALPHA release and therefore should be avoided by new users....hence my suggestion.

Would save us a lot of forum space...

mike
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WB7ODYFred


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 21:16    Post subject: Rufus usb installer and puppy linux.
Subject description: Testing Tahrpup 6.0.2 on your Windows PC computer.
 

I wrote a comment at this website that I repost here below.

http://linux.ittoolbox.com/groups/technical-functional/linuxadminl/introducing-more-people-to-linux-5763790#M5766276

dandarwin asked 5 days ago | Replies (12) seem to only know of a world of Windows-based computing, how do you introduce Linux to someone at least in a recreational way? I'm asking as someone who works a lot on Linux and use it both professionally and personally but have seen the interest of those around me (children, friends, and so on). What are potential ways to introduce Linux to those who haven't really used it in the past?


Net_in_a_Flash replied 3 days ago
"how do you introduce Linux to someone at least in a recreational way?"
Use a USB Flash Drive for testing out your Recreational Linux of Choice or a BSD variant.

10 minutes and two downloads and you are running Linux. Be sure to change the BIOS Settings, "Drive Boot Order" to select boot order of USB first, CD or DVD removable optical media second, and Hard Drive third. This change will allow you to boot from USB or CD,DVD media on your windows computer. Most new computers BIOS will automatically try to boot from a USB Flash drive.

1.) A.) Download RUFUS USB installer http://rufus.akeo.ie a single .EXE file
B.) Download PuppyLinux or LinuxMint
http://puppylinux.org or http://www.linuxmint.com
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php/download.php


2.) Insert USB Flash Drive into USB Slot. Execute RUFUS.exe file. Select proper USB drive for the newly inserted USB Flash drive. Select the Linux .ISO file you just downloaded Now execute and burn/program the .ISO file into the USB flash drive.

Leave the USB Flash Drive inserted into the USB Slot. Shutdown / Reboot your Windows computer to boot up from the USB Flash Drive. ( During the BIOS, you might need to hit F12 or F10 Key to select boot drive).



Other Tools: Linux LIve USB installer application. Will FTP download 1 of 350 Linux Distributions .ISO file and then burn/program into a USB Flash Drive.
http://www.linuxliveusb.com http://www.linuxliveusb.com/features/features


Checkout a BSD variant Operating System PCBSD 10.1.2 (Based on FreeBSD 10) Soon moving to version 11
http://www.pcbsd.org This is very stable and works well on Dual Core PC's


Why PuppyLinux? Because it is small <200Megabytes and fast (loads completely into DRAM minimum of 256 Megabytes) You said Recreational and puppylinux has many small tools that work well. Plays videos and MP3 music files.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=2 PuppyLinux Beginners Forum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqj6JJjC1yw Britec Youtube video using unetbootin tool

Linux Mint 17.2 version, based on Ubuntu. Has all the codecs and just works great. Read up on the forum. http://www.linuxmint.com/index.php/index.php

Tool/Utility ISOrecorder to burn .ISO files to CD or DVD for MS Windows.
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/W7.htm for Windows 7
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm for other Windows versions.


Hope this answers your question to install puppy linux or mint Linux to a bootable usb flash drive. Use Tahrpup 6.0.2 or slacko or LuPu puppylinux first before moving to experimental Quirky puppylinux.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul 2015, 02:03    Post subject: Previewing and testing a comment gone wrong.
Subject description: an ending space at URL, will make whole comment disappear.
 

Deleted duplicate test post.
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