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Mr Doolie

Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 143

PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2005, 01:34    Post_subject:  Oldest system used?  

I'm curious. Puppy is so flexible and small. What's the oldest most retarded lamest most limited crappy system somebody has gotten Puppy to run on? Run usably I mean not just barely boot up and sit there not able to do anything. I was thnking that you really don't even need a CDROM if you could plug the target's HDD into another system and do a "Type-2" install.

Question 2:
What's the phyically smallest system anybody has used? I mean like a itty-bitty dedicated custom job or a handheld or something?
Wasn't Wallyworld selling a small lame confuser that already came with Linux for about $300?

Barry? Any plans for a handheld version of Puppy or Puppy on a cellphone or Puppy On A Chip? Hey! A dedicated puppy-on-a-chip system that fits in your pocket, used RAM for the "HDD", has a built-in WIFI and a built-in LCD screen. Hardware Hackers, are you reading this?

I get 10% of the profits if you use the idea! <grin>

P.S. NintendoDS has WIFI and a screen!
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BlackAdder


Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 382

PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2005, 18:35    Post_subject:  

There is a parallel thread here that addresses part of your question.
A number of people are running Puppy on thin client machines, but none that I know of have attempted the move to handhelds, although there is a Linux version for the Compaq/HP IPAQ.
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Corsequoy


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
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Location: Sanday - Orkney

PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan 2006, 16:01    Post_subject: Puppy on a PC with no CDROM  

I have Puppy running on a PC with no CD-ROM.

I put a basic Windows 95 on it using floppies. I then split the three necessary Pup files up into floppy size chunks, using another machine, and put them back together on the C drive of 95.

There are no drivers or programs on the Win95 set up because I don't use it but Puppy runs great booting from a Puppy Wake-up disk.

The machine is a Compaq Deskpro / Pentium MMX 233 / 156 M ram / 2111 MB hard drive,
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norsiwel

Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Posts: 45
Location: the coast of Arkansas

PostPosted: Sun 15 Jan 2006, 22:49    Post_subject: libretto 100ct  

I have 1.07 running quite well on a Toshiba Libretto 100CT, it has 32 megs of ram, I'm using an 80 mb swap, that I had to format with before I could use the wakepup floppy and a USB CD-RW to install it from, since the Libretto uses an 800X480 screen I had to manually edit the xorg.conf file to make the screen fit and I still have problems with dialog boxes and programs going off the screen, but other than that it works great, it even does wireless internet with my orinoco gold pcmcia card.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2006, 17:42    Post_subject:  

How about an HP Omnibook 2101, 32megs, 2 Gig HD. Partition1 is FAT16 runs MS-Dos 6.22, 256 MB. dev/hda2 has Puppy 1.07 w/ FireFox 1.5. Works great for run of the mill browsing with a Belkin 54g PCMCIA card. Very Happy
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