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How to update QEMU-puppy 2.17 to 4.0?
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jan 2010, 09:18    Post_subject:  

also directions are located @ http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/qemupuppy/ Wink
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rberke

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 23:18    Post_subject: QEMU, Puppy 4.3.1, booting, disk img
Sub_title: Confused about mounts
 

I think I've been struggling on mostly the same path as this thread, but with a twist. I have a WinXP laptop, with low level disk encryption. Can't alter the boot sector to control a dual boot. I can boot from Puppy 4.3.1 CD okay, if I'm willing to end my Win session and suffer slow start up time. QEMU and hard drive seems a good solution for me.

I can launch QEMU 0.10, load up puppy 431 from ISO. I couldn't save to 'CD' from QEMU. Probably QEMU can't handle multisession writes as a real CD drive can. (Also tried 0.12.1, but that stops/exits immediately during attempts to run it.)

I was able to create a puppy4.img file using QEMU, then load up again from ISO and run Qparted, format for ext3, flag for bootable, and run Puppy's universal installer okay. All seems succesful so far. There's mention of GRUB, but I don't know what to do about it.

I exit my QEMU session. Start a fresh one aiming at the puppy4.img file, but MU doesn't proceed past the message 'Booting from hard drive'. I gave it 20 minutes.

I tried again from scratch. Tried to follow GRUB install instructions, but run into supposedly that /dev/sda1 is read-only. When I look at the mount table/display, it shows /dev/sda1 is mounted rw.

On my exit I told Puppy I wanted to save settings to file on hard drive. It did save them. I don't know where, but hope it's within the .img file somehow. I'm mystified how or when to use it. Upon reboot my settings were saved and reused.

Shouldn't my successful install cycle have made it so the .img would be bootable, and no longer use the .ISO file?

Sorry if this should be posted elsewhere. It seems to me to involve the same issues as with a flash USB drive about where to tell QEMU to pay attention.

Thanks to anyone who can clarify for me.

RichardB
Columbia, MD
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 09:35    Post_subject:  

grub4does would be an easy way to set up a frugal install. For booting you add one line to the boot.ini file ...no partitioning and boot flag moving and no touching the mbr and boot sector.
The one file is added and a menu made and the main files from the cd and you are done. Would run a whole lot better than emulation.

heres a cute description
http://www.ph-islands.net/pupinstall/winxp.php

mike
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CatDude


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Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb 2011, 07:50    Post_subject: Updated qemu-puppy  

Hi

After nearly 3 weeks of trial & error hacking away at init files (inside of the initrd.gz),
i have managed to get a working version of Puppy-4.00 (k2.6.21.7)

I do not profess to knowing exactly what i was doing Rolling Eyes , and therefore cannot vouch for my hacks being 100% correct.
So, if someone who understands this stuff better than i do could take a look at it and check it out,
that would be very much appreciated.

I have tested it in all 3 modes:
    Puppy in Puppy
    Puppy in Windows
    Running natively from the USB

In all 3 modes, i have been able to go online (ethernet),
download and install .pets,
make changes, for example: change desktop icons to the ones i downloaded,
and all changes are saved (if i choose to save them) to the pup_save.2fs

I have uploaded a copy of it here:


    I am offering this with ABSOLUTELY no warranty whatsoever
    ######### USE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK! #########


After downloading and unpacking the archive,
please read the CatDudes-readme.txt file.
The original readme.txt file is also in there.

The current pup_save.2fs
has been set up with the following:
    Keyboard = uk
    Timezone = London
    Video = Xvesa at 800x600x16


Hope someone finds it useful
CatDude
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Dngrsone

Joined: 28 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr 2012, 07:34    Post_subject: Works for me  

Thanks, CatDude, the updated Qemu-Puppy works for me in Ubuntu 10.04 and Win 7.

My biggest issue so far is the transparency settings on my Ubuntu terminal are too excessive, making it hard to see my Puppy console well, so I will have to fix that.

... and learning my way around Puppy-- it will take me a little time to explore the various programs and determine which ones I want to keep, & etc.

Out of curiosity, what version Qemu did you use?
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CatDude


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Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012, 03:20    Post_subject:  

Hello Dngrsone

Welcome to the kennels.

Dngrsone wrote:
Thanks, CatDude, the updated Qemu-Puppy works for me in Ubuntu 10.04 and Win 7.

Even though it has taken thirteen months for anyone to give it a test and say whether it worked or not,
that's very good to hear, i'm glad that someone eventually found it useful.

Dngrsone wrote:
Out of curiosity, what version Qemu did you use?

It is the exact same version as used in the original QEMU-puppy 2.17
which according to this page is version 0.9.0

CatDude
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Dngrsone

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 21:14    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the welcome.

I got to try it exactly twice-- I lost my thumbdrive this past week. Sad

... at least there was absolutely no personal data on that drive.

I need to get another drive, then see about customizing Qemu-Puppy (I despise white, and Puppy seems based on that color...) and maybe trying to get the Qemu virtual machine to run a bit faster on a newer machine without the KQemu driver (can't install on my work computer).
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Dngrsone

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2012, 23:18    Post_subject:  

Well... got a new thumbdrive; having problems getting Ubuntu 12.04 to run the puppy.sh file...
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Dngrsone

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 09:34    Post_subject:  

So, apparently 12.04 won't just let you run a .sh script; you have to open a terminal and type sh puppy.sh or summat like that... (I suppose I could make a launcher...)

My current issue is that in either version of Ubuntu, the virtual machine is transparent at something like 50%, so it's hard to see the Puppy desktop in certain areas, depending on my Ubuntu wallpaper at the time.

That, and the trackpad won't move the mouse in 12.04.
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