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Which puppy version
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kevint

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 10:39    Post subject:  Which puppy version  

There are so many builds of puppy, barebone, one bone, etc. I am not sure which one I need. I am looking for a stripped down version that I would like to put on a mini PC (256mb sd ) so space is a concern (would like to have at least half the card free). Is there a version that has no multimedia, no games, no office products, I really just need a web browser, mysql, python. Is there a build that is that stripped down? or a version designed for a mini pc?

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Kevin

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big_bass

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 11:08    Post subject: Re: Which puppy version  

kevint wrote:
I am looking for a stripped down version that I would like to put on a mini PC (256mb sd )Is there a version that has no multimedia, no games, no office products,


kevint mmmm .......yes Idea


Expect to install the browser of your choice with pet-get *the built in program installer . light and fast is the theme you decide what you want to add a lot or a little and when updated programs come out you don't need a full upgrade just use the new pets from the next version a more stable and logical way of doing things


It is easy to add programs to puppylinux you can use the built-in pet get manager or use dotpups----> http://www.dotpups.de/dotpups/

Note: no scripts have been changed added plus is no detective work needed for debugging non standard scripts

That's the idea behind fat-free-pup I removed only the "extra" programs and programs that always need updating



version 2.17
http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/custom/fat-free-pup-2.17-.iso

check the cd with the md5sum command to verify all went well with the download

http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/custom/fat-free-pup-2.17-.iso.md5.txt


version 3.00

http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/custom/fat-free-pup-3.00.iso
http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/custom/fat-free-pup-3.00.iso.txt


some info and download
please read what was removed no secrets all programs removed are listed for everyone to clearly see before using fat-free as a base system or your own personal project

http://www.ttuuxxx.com/fatfreepuppy/fatfree.html


P.S I started using puppy because I wanted a USB flash install ,that was very fast and very upgradable now I got it Very Happy

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kevint

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 12:54    Post subject: low fat puppy  

I tried your version, it burned to a CD and booted just fine, but when i tried to use the universal installer to put it on a usb drive the drive will not boot, I get an error "could not find boot image" and then a Boot; prompt. I tried a couple of usb drives all with the same results.

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big_bass

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 14:15    Post subject: Re: low fat puppy  

kevint wrote:
, but when i tried to use the universal installer to put it on a usb drive the drive will not boot, Kevin



1.)select "mbr.bin" from the installer when it asks you to choose
2._format USB vfat32 using qparted and set the boot flag

I've done it many times and it always works ...so you can too Cool



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kevint

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 15:12    Post subject: low fat puppy  

I tried that with the same results, if I use the usb drive on a laptop it boots fine but on the mini pc I get to the same prompt. If I use a usb drive with the full puppy release then it does work on the mini pc, so I am thinking there is a support file missing that is on the full pup version.



I do like your version though, it looks like what I need.

Thanks for all your Help

Kevin
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kevint

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 15:24    Post subject: low fat pup  

OK I think i got it! I formatted the usb drive to FAT 16 and now it works!


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big_bass

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2008, 22:07    Post subject: Re: low fat pup  

kevint wrote:
I formatted the usb drive to FAT 16 now it works!


If you can vfat32 is the best for larger memory USB flash

Which did you finally choose 2.17 or 3.00 ?

3.00 has more options because of slackware Wink

If you have other questions you can usually find me at
#puppylinux support chat using IRC or here in the forum


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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2008, 11:02    Post subject: low fat puppy  

I needed to get it on a usb drive to install it on a minipc. I chose the 3.0 version, i have everything i need installed and still have half the disk available! pretty cool

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