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YaPI (yet another Puppy Installer) install any Puppy iso
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul 2016, 07:56    Post subject:  YaPI (yet another Puppy Installer) install any Puppy iso
Subject description: Works in all Puppies series 5 or newer
 

FULL credit for this code goes to (Developer/coder L18L)
Well, I bugged him to do it. Laughing

The problem with the Puppy Universal Installer.
It will only install the Puppy version you are running the installer in.
It will not do an install from any other Puppy version.iso file.

Puppy Linux needs a program, running in Puppy, that will do an install using any Puppy version.iso file.

YAPI solves this problem.

This is what should be possible with YAPI

Which Puppy to install
3 options.
1.This actual running Puppy
2. Any other Puppy iso from all storage locations (choose from a list of iso's found on any storage devices attached to computer)
3. Navigate to an iso. Right click and choose "open with... YAPI"

Type of installs on different storage devices.

USB flash drive
( Can have Fat 32 or NTFS Windows format or any Linux format).
Frugal install
Grub4dos bootloader on drive.
SuperFloppy install (Careful it uses all of the drive) Limited to 16GB or less drive size. Does not need a boot loader

External USB hard drive
(Can have Fat 32 or NTFS Windows format or any Linux format).
Frugal install
Grub4dos bootloader on drive.

Internal hard drive or any other type internal drive
(Can have Fat 32 or NTFS Windows format or any Linux format).
Frugal install
Full install (must use a Linux format)
Grub4dos bootloader on drive.

Note:
YAPI does use Grub4dos as the bootloader.
However, this does allow the install of several Puppies to the same location and a way to boot each one, separately.
Example:
You can have one or many Puppies on one USB flash drive.

YAPI seems to work OK when run on the newest Puppy versions, made with Woof-CE.
Other Puppy versions may not offer all options.
Frugal and full installs should work.


Made pet package in Precise 5.7.1
It seems to be able to install in any Puppy series 5 or newer.
So, should work in a lot of Puppy versions.

Some older Puppies will not offer SuperFloppy install option or have the refresh button in the iso list.
They have too old a xdialog and not the proper SuperFloppy support files.
Frugal and full installs should work.

The pet will put YAPI menu entry in Setup.
The menu entry may not work in very old Puppy series 5 versions. However, run yapi from the console should work.
yapi file is in /usr/sbin

Note about SuperFloppy installs:
SuperFloppy installs will put the USB flash drive in a non-normal partition/format condition.
If you wish to no longer use the USB flash drive this way.
To get the USB flash drive back to a normal partition/format condition do the following things.

To do this the USB flash drive can not be in use. Only accessed. Not booted from. Not being used to run Puppy.
In a console type this code and hit enter.
Important
(The code of=/dev/sdb sdb is the flash drive, yours could be sdc, sdd, etc.... adjust to match yours)
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=1

This will remove all partitions, format, and data from USB flash drive.

Use Gparted to get back to normal setup.
1. Make a partition table:
GParted > Device > Create Partition Table > MS-DOS default.
2. Partition and format as you like.
yapi.pet
Description  YAPI 2016-03-25 final release
pet

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Filename  yapi.pet 
Filesize  12.18 KB 
Downloaded  25 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul 2016, 08:19    Post subject:  

Just some added information.

Should not have this problem with the yapi.pet.
If you do, this will work.

L18L wrote:
Tried to install yapi.pet on puppy precise 5.7.2 (not WOOF-CE built).

Is not possible

But this is possible.

convert it to tgz
unpack it -> folder yapi.
dir2pet yapi creates yapi.pet which is installable on this version.

Should work for other puppies too.

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