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gychang


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar 2019, 09:10    Post subject:  

have been on Bionicpup64 for 2 weeks and Quirky Beaver64, both pups not a true separate OS...

Both on HD install, only quirk!! on Beaver64 is I was only able to install on a whole HD (120G SSD), would have preferred to install to 20G partition but could not do this. Trying to install Bionpicpup64 on the same HD on a separate partition with Grub4Dos bootloader failed to boot....

anyone have a suggestion on how to install both in one HD?

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Mar 2019, 14:06    Post subject:  

Hi gychang,

I've had a similar problem with Puppy not recognising my save files when I booted it up. What I did was reserve the first partition of my hard drive for Puppy and then do a frugal install, with whatever save files you make going in that partition. Each Puppy live disk will recognise its own save file and boot that one, ignoring the others on the same partition.

(I've only used IDE and SCSI hard drives so far; I assume it's the same for SSDs.)

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Apr 2019, 09:29    Post subject:  

I've just installed the latest version of Pardus, 17.5 (deepin edition). This is the first distro I've used with deepin as the desktop manager and so far I'm impressed; it looks a lot like Gnome but uses fewer system resources to run, and Pardus itself is a stable and competent distro with little to criticise apart from perhaps the rather dark colour theme (though you get used to that).
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wiak

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2019, 09:58    Post subject:  

I'm just trying Slitaz64 and TinyCore64 again (following my own install instructions given elsewhere on this thread). However, I'm disappointed neither of them has kernel using overlayfs or aufs; there is so much I could do with Slitaz in particular if it did come with one of those. Of course could use specially compiled kernel etc, but I'm not interested in so much effort for a rolling release. I'm not surprised tinycore doesn't have either but thought Slitaz maybe used one or the other, but apparently not - was going to add persistence with it rather than currently having to continually remaster rootfs.gz in Slitaz... Maybe I can find an alternative but I had a plan if only it had worked with overlayfs... oh well.

I know about TazPup and TazDog for that matter, of course, but I wanted to modify pristine Slitaz directly rather than piggyback load them with alternative system/kernel.

EDIT: Having checked out Slitaz site, now seems to me that loram build will include either aufs or overlayfs module inclusion. I will check further.

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wiak

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Apr 2019, 19:31    Post subject:  

I'm giving up on Slitaz now - just doesn't seem to be getting developed much and so-called rolling version comes with ancient kernel and components. Slitaz Next seems to have problems and so on... Lo-ram versions do come with aufs I think, but I have no great interest until and unless its developement accelerates from its current apparent standstill. Continuing with Void Linux along with Xenial or Bionic Dog as my main installs - intending making my own live Void version for frugal install/persistence and sfs handling, but don't know when or if I'd publish that. Void is very good as a full install though aside from the fact its grub2 erased my previous windoze boot loader etc... but I'm glad now since erasing windoze has freed up much needed dev space on my machine and I'm finally getting used to grub2 instead of grub4dos (proving easy to translate from my old menu.lst into grub2 formats thankfully... and no more wee bootloader errors to worry about is good too...).

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 15:16    Post subject:  

I've just installed the latest version of Connie Sieh's Scientific Linux series 6, version 6.10 (series 7 doesn't work on my machine). It's quite retro as you'd expect from a CentOS-based distro (version 4 of LibreOffice, for example), but it works well with no problems and seems very stable.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 May 2019, 16:05    Post subject:  

I had a couple of missteps with Zenwalk 8 and Fedora 30, which might have been bad burns to DVD so I'm reluctant to blame the distros themselves.

It's been a bank holiday weekend in the UK, so I had plenty of time to install two new distros which are both working well; Mageia 6.1 and Rosa R11 (LXQt). Mageia though has the longest install of any distro I've ever seen, well over two hours long including the compilation of the video driver.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2019, 18:46    Post subject:  

Running away from systemd, I've been trying MIYO-Compiz... pure perfection.

Based upon Devuan Beowulf/Ceres. Amazingly, it's pretty stable.

I know only one distro that's even closer to perfection than that... and it's my system: Dpup Stretch 7.5 RC-2; otherwise, I'd make the switch, eyes wide shut.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2019, 14:31    Post subject:  

I've just installed the latest alpha of AntiX, 19a1 (64-bit). Alhough it's an alpha I can't so far see any issues with it at all (though I have to admit I prefer the old wallpaper and splash screen, of a train station in the evening rain - but others may of course disagree).
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PostPosted: Thu 23 May 2019, 17:11    Post subject:  

Another good one for fans of Mint; Feren OS 2019.04, which is built on Mint Cinnamon and features a colourful desktop balloon as its standard wallpaper, and pastel shaded menus.

https://ferenos.weebly.com/news/a-new-snapshot-is-now-here-for-feren-os-64-bit-and-32-bit-cinnamon

It comes with Vivaldi as its default browser though so you would need to install Firefox and Thunderbird if like me you want those.

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