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m1r0

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb 2007, 00:19    Post subject:  

hi m8 Smile

gaim surely works with msn account u made, but for others i dont know Sad

puppy instaled on usb flash disk booting on 3 pc's all ok. one of them instaled on hdd from usb and working just fine with xp on 1st partition Wink

rgds
m1r0

p.s.

wonderfull feeling of succses Razz
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sunburnt


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb 2007, 01:43    Post subject:  

1) PupServer is booting off a USB, & on HD second part. with XP on the first?

2) 3 LanPuppy PCs booted from the PupServer on the USB?
3) Does the HD PupServer boot the LanPuppy clients also?

PupServer has to have network setup just like any other Puppy distro.

4) Any trouble with PupServer fitting into the network?
5) Other PCs (XP, etc.) still work with no problems?
6) LanPuppy client PCs have Firefox web access as soon as they boot? (no setup)

If all of this is YES, then it truly is an astounding success!
CONGRADULATIONS!!!

7) Add/Remove "Users" & "Hosts" works with PupServer's "LanPuppy Admin."?
It's a PupServer desktop icon at the lower left above the Start button.

Cool If a PupServer PC has a floppy drive, try making a PXE boot floppy.
Put the floppy in a cilent PC with a floppy drive & Test boot it... LET ME KNOW.


Update: I've got most of the sfsManager working, it's pretty complicated.
There's still alot of parts to it & it'll take awhile till it's ready for testing.

Sounds great! Terry
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m1r0

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb 2007, 11:40    Post subject:  

hi sunburnt,

sorry , i meant on normal puppy :/

today i will try to figure out hot to start pupserver.

rgds
m1r0
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb 2007, 14:33    Post subject:  

PupServer IS a normal Puppy distro, just like ANY OTHER Puppy-1 version.
It's a frugal install type, so just copy PupServer's 4 files to the HD & set to boot.

LanPuppy's are modified & ONLY PXE LAN boot, so they need a server to work.
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m1r0

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb 2007, 15:04    Post subject:  

hi sunburnt,

i have copyed all files from pupserv to root of my usb stick and now i get:

KERNEL PANIC: no init found, try passing init= option to kernel.

now trying to figure out what files i need to run it Sad

rgds
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Feb 2007, 15:46    Post subject:  

There are 4 files: /usr_cram.fs /pupSRV /pupserv/vmlinuz /pupserv/image.gz

The other files in /pupserv are for DOS booting.

The kernel panic is classic for PUppy on a USB drive... it can't find itself.
Even though it just booted from the USB, it can't find it again while booting.
I modified the boot code & got another Puppy version booting that way.
Barry's USB code works fine, but it doesn't always get run... so it fails.

I can't help you much here, if you have a HD part. to use, FAT32 it!
A HD just like a USB drive, they both boot easily when they're FAT32 formated.
May folks report ext2, ext3, & NTFS won't boot on a USB drive or flash cards.
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m1r0

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Feb 2007, 19:45    Post subject:  

hey sunburnt, guys

i had little problems with my ISP bills. they cut our line down for few days.
i will contact u next week as i b ready to continue testing, this time with biger result i hope , as my firm is now closed officaly and i am also unemployed Smile sorry for testing delay Sad

rgds

m1r0
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Feb 2007, 22:10    Post subject:  

Regrets... Seems to be more the way of things, unemployment & homelessness.
Don't get me started... I'm furious about direction the U.S. gov. has lead the world.

Update:

I'm working on a self-extracting file to install the next software release.
It should make installing LanPuppy & PupServer packages a snap... hopefully.

I'm making it so you can choose the drive & partition for each of these dirs.:

/pupserv, /lanpup, /homes, /tftpboot, /docs, /public

sfsManager is coming along, it's to be the cornerstone of LanPuppy...
Dougal, amish, WhoDo, & a few others are talking about a base Puppy distro.,
just one browser (Firefox, or Opera, etc.) & media apps. (Mplayer & XMMS).
For all other apps., it swaps SFS files in & out, and LanPuppy can too!
The SFS files. would group common apps.: Office, Graphics, Games, Media, etc.

That's about it... Hang in there! Terry B.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2007, 19:16    Post subject:  

If anyone wants to offer a suggestion here, please do:
http://www.puppyos.net/forum/azbb.php?1173087234
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m1r0

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2007, 09:41    Post subject:  

Hi Terry , guys

tnx for support Terry , i apriciate it very much Wink

great news on update m8 Smile sry i didnt reply for few days but still i didnt setup pc's for testing in my friends apartment. i hope i fix it this week somwhere where i have dsl line so i can start testing :/ again sry for delay, hard times on my work atm Sad

i think idea of basic puppy distro is great , keep it small, basic and simple Smile

in this last few days i was looking for the missing part for terminals.
(coin acceptor: http://www.alca-coin.com/eng/index25dc0.html?p=pro&n1=menu ).

the firm that selling them is just 100km away from my place. guys producing it since 1996 i think. i been there yesterday and bought one device for testing, guys were very friendly and gave me plenty of info on it.

also i got one friend that work with iron and he will do TERMINAL BOX prototype for us to test in next week or two.

Terry, if it is posible ,contact me on my new mail, : h15m1r0@gmail.com.

regards,

m1r0
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netjess


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2007, 16:43    Post subject:  LANpuppy HOWTO
Subject description: PXE, BOOTP, Network Install, LANpuppy
 

I really like Puppy, I work in a Windows world so I have a puppy looking out of the window. Cool

I use PXE at my work to load GHOST images. It is pretty easy using tftpd32 http://tftpd32.jounin.net/tftpd32.html and with the demo of emBoot Network Tools http://www.emboot.com/products_NetworkBootTools.htm you can set up a PXE with a menu that will allow you to choose what boot image you want to load. I haven't figured out how to do this on Linux yet. I also need to get a boot image for Linux working. I currently use it to load a DOS boot disk (Bart's Boot Disk) http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/network . I thought about modifying Wakepup floppy boot image but that seemed a real "Round Robin" way of getting where I am going.
I was going to see if I could modify a syslinux image but then I decided to search the Puppy forums a bit more and found this discussion on LANpuppy.
One thing I don't see is links to the files for LANpup.
The thing I think would work best is to load a basic os and mount a network share and get the rest. Is this what LANpuppy does?
I have lots of ideas for manipulating the deployment once I have it set up. such as loading the different pup001 file per user or per machineand storing it back to the network.
I am just not as familiar with manipulating the boot image for linux as I am for DOS.
Can someone post links to LANpuppy images?
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2007, 17:46    Post subject:    

Found it.

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/LanPuppy

In case I am missing it, is this the latest version posted?
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2007, 22:09    Post subject:  

Hi netjess; The original LanPuppy install files are all that's available right now.
A newer alpha version was on MU's site, but in the Host changeover it was lost.
The old version works well, but if you can, turn off the DHCP of any router.

I'm moving to release another alpha, but I haven't integrated all that I've done.
The PupServer is still the same: Samba & DHCP-PXE boot server packages.
LanPuppy's changed the most: Login to user HOME spaces, & Admin. GUI.

It won't release quickly as there's still alot to do, & I'm trying to fix Puppy-2.
Ultimately I want the LanPuppy clients to be Puppy-2, but changes are in order.

Just watch this Suggestions forum a post of the alpha release announcement.
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