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USB Installer not compatible with Win XP?
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Norbert Dentressangle

Joined: 16 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2014, 10:54    Post subject:  USB Installer not compatible with Win XP?  

Hi, I'm new to Linux and having some trouble getting started with Puppy.
I wonder if I could enlist your help?

I have chosen Puppy for its lightweight footprint on my older system:
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Toshiba Laptop Satellite
Pentium 4
CPU 2.80GHz
448 MB of RAM
Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3

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I intend to try Linux Puppy (Latest Release) using the USB boot method, primarily to surf the 'net with less risk of viruses and to get a feel for using Linux.

So far, I have downloaded the .ISO to my hard drive, cleared up a decent sized USB stick and read through the installation instructions at the following location:
http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm#lucidpuppy

I'm stuck on the Universal USB Installer now, though. Apparently, in the notes, the installer I'm going for says it isn't compatible with Windows XP.

As it says here:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/#button

I'm a little stumped now, as I thought Linux Puppy was ideal for 'older machines'. By 'older', I kind of expected the inclusion of machines running older versions of Windows... (which is kind of the point)...?

So can anyone please suggest from where I should obtain the right USB Installer, in order to make my bootable USB drive for Linux Puppy?

I apologise in advance, if there is something stupidly obvious I've missed. I've searched about a bit, but I keep ending up going around in circles and coming back to the same place. So thought I'd ask here, before going any further.

Cheers! Smile

'Norbz'.
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2014, 11:14    Post subject: Re: Need Help With UUI (USB) - Windows XP
Subject description: UUI Installer not compatible with Win XP?
 

Norbert Dentressangle wrote:
I'm stuck on the Universal USB Installer now, though. Apparently, in the notes, the installer I'm going for says it isn't compatible with Windows XP.

As it says here:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/#button

So can anyone please suggest from where I should obtain the right USB Installer, in order to make my bootable USB drive for Linux Puppy?


It does say compatible with XP ...
pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3 wrote:
Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2.exe
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your USB drive must be Fat16/Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and your drive will NOT Boot.

Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Requirements:

Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2.exe
Windows XP/Vista/7 or WINE to create the USB (Win 98/2K WILL NOT Work!)
*Fat16, Fat32, or NTFS Formatted Flash Drive
PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB
Your Favorite Linux ISO
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

but I've never tried it , ( years ago I burned a copy of puppy to DVD and booted from that , then used tools in that puppy to create live USB versions thereafter ).
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2014, 14:21    Post subject:  

Hi...

Welcome to the forums Smile

Just my opinion only but it might be easier if you have a CD-ROM drive/writer just to burn a copy of the .iso to a blank CD and install it from there.

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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2014, 18:54    Post subject:  

You can try and do it using UNetbootin
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Get the Puppy iso file from this forum or one of the Puppy websites.
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UNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB drive, or it can make a "frugal install" on your local hard disk if you don't have a USB drive. It loads distributions either by downloading a ISO (CD image) files for you, or by using an ISO file you've already downloaded.

Info on types of Puppy installs
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=60302

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dancytron

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar 2014, 19:07    Post subject:  

I've used Universal USB Installer to install Puppy from XP a bunch of times. It should work.

Just download it, it doesn't need to be installed. Just click on the file you download and a dialog will open up. Just follow the instructions from there.
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as77

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2014, 01:15    Post subject:  

unetbootin in XP works just fine for me. Mostly however using live-cd's

now on a FS E8310 laptop with Intel display chips there's no "blank screen" problem as with some other laptops (of which I have seven around...). My two top choices are LxPup-14.03-3-pae and Slacko-5.7.0

both of these do (*) recognize my 3G modem, have my usual Firefox browser and the GetFlash works ok. (*) Yes, recognizing the 3G dongle despite a message telling the very contrary, immediately after that pupdial however tells "/dev/ttyUSB0" and connects fine. (Some timing issue here?)
_ _ _

Wary 5.5 works ok, but at first has only the SeaMonkey browser.
LuPu 528-005 otherwise ok, but GetFlash Install Flashplayer not working (a timing issue? Very hastily says "cannoct connect". All other browsing works ok)
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don570


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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2014, 16:28    Post subject:  

There is a page devoted to a Windows installer so that
Puppy linux can be installed without the need of a CD .
Several packages have be developed.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61404

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Norbert Dentressangle

Joined: 16 Mar 2014
Posts: 30

PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar 2014, 09:36    Post subject: Re: Need Help With UUI (USB) - Windows XP
Subject description: UUI Installer not compatible with Win XP?
 

Barkin wrote:
Norbert Dentressangle wrote:
I'm stuck on the Universal USB Installer now, though. Apparently, in the notes, the installer I'm going for says it isn't compatible with Windows XP.

As it says here:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/#button

So can anyone please suggest from where I should obtain the right USB Installer, in order to make my bootable USB drive for Linux Puppy?


It does say compatible with XP ...
pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3 wrote:
Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2.exe
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your USB drive must be Fat16/Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and your drive will NOT Boot.

Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Requirements:

Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2.exe
Windows XP/Vista/7 or WINE to create the USB (Win 98/2K WILL NOT Work!)
*Fat16, Fat32, or NTFS Formatted Flash Drive
PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB
Your Favorite Linux ISO
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

but I've never tried it , ( years ago I burned a copy of puppy to DVD and booted from that , then used tools in that puppy to create live USB versions thereafter ).


Norbert Dentressangle wrote:
I apologise in advance, if there is something stupidly obvious I've missed.


Thank you! That's cleared that up then. I had just completely misread that line Very Happy
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