Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 23 Nov 2014, 16:22
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Derivatives
libretto pup?
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 2 of 3 [37 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3 Next
Author Message
jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 757

PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr 2009, 23:29    Post subject:  

Now that I think about it--using the pcmcia slot for cf takes away the wireless card option. Hmmm. There used to be a cf/wireless combo card, but don't know if that would run in Puppy.

Jake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Libretto100ct

Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Ga, USA

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 00:07    Post subject:  

The CF adapter fits in your existing 2.5" HDD slot. You put the adapter in the slot and the CF inside the adapter.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 757

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 07:24    Post subject:  

Ah. I wasn't aware that was a possibility. Can you recommend a certain brandd/model number that you like?

Jake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Libretto100ct

Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Ga, USA

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 07:37    Post subject:  

This is an example. I just buy whatever generic ones that are the cheapest. You have to file or sand down the solder as the pins stick out some but it's not labor intensive to get it to fit in the Librettos. Just a little added extra work.


http://cgi.ebay.com/2-5-LAPTOP-CF-Compactflash-to-44-pin-HD-IDE-adapter_W0QQitemZ270372941894QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item270372941894&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50


If the link doesn't post properly, just go to eBay and put in something like "CF Laptop HDD adapter" and a couple thousand choices will pop up. they all work the same. Just pick the cheapest price and shipping. the one I listed is $3.65 with free shipping. I've ordered such things from Hong Kong many times now and they all work fine. The wait however is always around 3+ weeks or more to arrive. I'm patient though to save $$$.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Libretto100ct

Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Ga, USA

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 07:48    Post subject:  

Here's an example of one in a libretto 100 series:

http://www.librettoworld.com/libretto-models/libretto-110ct/solid-state-libretto/

The ones I have don't seem as wide as those shown in the pic, but online pics can be deceiving to their true demensions.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 757

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 09:39    Post subject:  

I need to spend more time on ebay. This is very cool. So you've done this? I can only assume that the battery life must be significantly improved. Did you go for a high-speed card?

Many thanks for the enlightenment,
Jake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Libretto100ct

Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Ga, USA

PostPosted: Thu 16 Apr 2009, 08:09    Post subject:  

I've done it on the 100 series, but not the 50/70 yet. Yes it really speeds things up. I haven't a high speed card. Batt time is double plus depending on what is running.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
nofus

Joined: 04 Jul 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul 2009, 16:20    Post subject:  

I'm thrilled to see that here are more libretto owners and lovers out there.

This topic seems veryusefull to me. I'll post it on my Toshiba Libretto dedicated website: http://www.librettoworld.com.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Libretto100ct

Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 68
Location: Ga, USA

PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 11:39    Post subject:  

OK, I'm VERY late in posting. I will have Libretto Puppy up in a few days. Weddings, Funerals, kids out of school, illness, work, buying a Blackberry & Aspire One D250, got me side tracked from finishing the Libretto project.

I've decided to put the Libretto 50/70 version up and going to skip the Libretto 100/110 because 4.0 - 4.1.2 Retro work best with minor setting up for video, sound and pcmcia which covers usb/wireless/ethernet use.

I'll detail below.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
biltho

Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri 24 Jul 2009, 20:45    Post subject: libretto pup  

hey, Any update on this? It would be great to dust off my 70ct Very Happy Thanks, biltho
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
lothos

Joined: 09 Sep 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep 2009, 02:35    Post subject: Keep coming back to this  

I've been researching this for days, and I keep coming back to this article. Would be a great time saver if you could post what you got so far.

16 mb libretto 50ct overclocked via pin lifting, with a bad hard disk.

My goal was to rebuild my dead libretto as an educational toy for my toddler. (and keep him off my laptop)

It's been in a box for years, but looks like both batteries still hold a decent charge.
I did the loosen the case screws trick and popped in a full height circa 1999 hard disk temporarily. Low and behold my scrap disk had red hat on it, which booted just fine. Went through my mental list of 10 year old root password, ran Xconfigurator, and startx. Again.. no issues. No sound, no network, but X was actually quite snappy. Plenty fast for what I was envisioning.

Turns out that making a libretto solid state is dirt cheap now.
Kingston 8gig CF $25
2.5in 44 pin IDE adapter $5.
Free shipping from Amazon. Not here yet.
From what I've gathered across the forums, this will give you 30-50% more battery life and about 3-10 times faster disk.
I'm also hoping that having my swap on solid state will partially make up for my 16mb ram problem.

Also dug up an old SMC wireless card too, but that probably won't be used beyond setup.

At this point the plan was to write my own simple flashcard app perhaps in perl/tk, but again.. found someone already did this for me open source, in python:
http://www.schoolsplay.org/

So... now I'm almost there. Your work on the libretto puplet would be a big step in the right direction.

Thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 757

PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep 2009, 07:34    Post subject:  

Hi, lothos,

I have a 70ct (no overclocking) and want to do exactly what you're doing. Could you keep us posted on your adventures? Had no idea the cf/adapter stuff was so cheap.

Good luck and can't wait to hear about it,
Jake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
lothos

Joined: 09 Sep 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2009, 20:52    Post subject:  

My CF adapter is bouncing around the country due to a postal error. It was 20 miles from my house at one point, now it's about 1000. I've ordered many things from Amazon. First time something screwy like this happened.

I'm still hoping that Libretto100ct comes back to this forum some time soon so I don't have to duplicate what sounded like a lot of work on his part.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mclien

Joined: 19 Jul 2005
Posts: 62
Location: germany

PostPosted: Mon 02 Nov 2009, 04:19    Post subject:  

Maybe it's just because I'm not a native english speaker, but I can't figure out the progress from Libretto 100's last post.
Is there a 50/70 Version up anywhere to test?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 757

PostPosted: Tue 03 Nov 2009, 07:42    Post subject:  

Libretto100ct--

From enforcecity (I buy a lot of cheap stuff from them), I just purchased a cf-hdd adapter.

Any news on a release of your 50ct-70ct Puppy ISO?

I'd love to try this out,
Jake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 2 of 3 [37 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Derivatives
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0701s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0046s) ][ GZIP on ]