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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 02:36    Post_subject:  Slacko Puppy Based OS
Sub_title: This sounds really good!
 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Simplicity-Linux-14-4-Is-an-Interesting-OS-Based-on-Slacko-Puppy-5-6-5-and-LXDE-439716.shtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 03:16    Post_subject:  

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Simplicity-Linux-14-4-Is-an-Interesting-OS-Based-on-Slacko-Puppy-5-6-5-and-LXDE-439716.shtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Chris.
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peebee


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 09:33    Post_subject: Re: Slacko Puppy Based OS
Sub_title: This sounds really good!
 

or if you'd like a more up to date LXDE puppy based on Slacko5.7 and updated LXDE components try:

LxPup14.03

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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 02:17    Post_subject: Re: Slacko Puppy Based OS
Sub_title: This sounds really good!
 

peebee wrote:
or if you'd like a more up to date LXDE puppy based on Slacko5.7 and updated LXDE components try:

LxPup14.03


Well, this certainly looks and sounds good.

I am running an old Dell Latitude D531. I can't tell which one of the downloads would work for my old machine (I'm not the greatest computer geek in the world. All apologies).

Also, can it run from the USB stick, like my Precise Puppy 5.7.1 does? I gotta have that.
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peebee


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 02:34    Post_subject: Re: Slacko Puppy Based OS
Sub_title: This sounds really good!
 

Blackfish wrote:
I am running an old Dell Latitude D531. I can't tell which one of the downloads would work for my old machine (I'm not the greatest computer geek in the world. All apologies).

Also, can it run from the USB stick, like my Precise Puppy 5.7.1 does? I gotta have that.


Suggest you try the nopae Slacko flavour
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/LxPup14.03/

If that doesn't work try the Precise-retro-sp1 flavour as you know Precise is ok for your laptop
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/LxPup14.02/

Can be installed to usb no problem.

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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 03:08    Post_subject: Re: Slacko Puppy Based OS
Sub_title: This sounds really good!
 

peebee wrote:
Blackfish wrote:
I am running an old Dell Latitude D531. I can't tell which one of the downloads would work for my old machine (I'm not the greatest computer geek in the world. All apologies).

Also, can it run from the USB stick, like my Precise Puppy 5.7.1 does? I gotta have that.


Suggest you try the nopae Slacko flavour
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/LxPup14.03/

If that doesn't work try the Precise-retro-sp1 flavour as you know Precise is ok for your laptop
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/LxPup14.02/

Can be installed to usb no problem.


OK, will do. I should have mentioned my CPU: AMD Athlon X2 64.
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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 07:41    Post_subject:  

I downloaded the nopae Slacko flavour but it didn't work. It did not create a bootable CD.

This might be a stupid question, but I downloaded it to my USB stick. Is that why it didn't work? Must I download it to the hard drive in order for it to work?
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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 07:41    Post_subject:  

And if I can't make it work, where can I get a bootable CD?
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Volhout


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 09:55    Post_subject: USB  

The file you download is an ISO file. That is a CD (DVD) image.
To make that ISO work on a bootable USB stick I generally use:

Pendrive Linux (windows program) universal installer.
run it, select "Puppy Linux, Slacko" and it transforms the ISO you have on your downloaded to a set of files on your USB stick, and makes the stick bootable.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 11:42    Post_subject: Re: USB  

Volhout wrote:
The file you download is an ISO file. That is a CD (DVD) image.
To make that ISO work on a bootable USB stick I generally use:

Pendrive Linux (windows program) universal installer.
run it, select "Puppy Linux, Slacko" and it transforms the ISO you have on your downloaded to a set of files on your USB stick, and makes the stick bootable.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Succes


I downloaded it. But it's an .exe file. No way to open it with this machine, that I'm aware of. I don't have Windows.
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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Sun 18 May 2014, 04:37    Post_subject: Sweet Success!
Sub_title: Got it!
 

Got the Slacko version burned to disc and it rocks!

Thanks a million!

Do I use the same procedure to make a bootable USB stick as I did with the Precise Puppy?

Also, what is the difference between Slacko and Precise LX? Why do you recommend the Slacko?

Awwwwwww... maybe I will just burn a copy of the Precise, too, and see what that does...

Thanks again!
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mahto

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PostPosted: Sun 18 May 2014, 12:16    Post_subject:  

Slacko does sound good, but hangs loading kernel modules on my old Thinkpad X30. I have tried a few boot options, but no joy.
Any help would be appreciated.

P3M 1.2Ghz
1G RAM
Intel 830MG/Almador chipset

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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Wed 21 May 2014, 13:32    Post_subject:  

mahto wrote:
Slacko does sound good, but hangs loading kernel modules on my old Thinkpad X30. I have tried a few boot options, but no joy.
Any help would be appreciated.

P3M 1.2Ghz
1G RAM
Intel 830MG/Almador chipset

cheers


mahto wrote:
Slacko does sound good, but hangs loading kernel modules on my old Thinkpad X30. I have tried a few boot options, but no joy.
Any help would be appreciated.

P3M 1.2Ghz
1G RAM
Intel 830MG/Almador chipset

cheers


I can't help with that, but I have run both flavors and can tell you that the Slacko went whacko on my Dell Latitude D351, while Precise runs like clock on the same machine, minus the ability to connect to the Internet when booted from the hard drive.

Both flavors run great on my Toshiba.

Precise has Opera and Sea Monkey.

Slacko has Mozilla.

Feels good to be updated with some different components.

Still some mysteries aren't solved for me. The Toshiba seems to have a much weaker ability to connect to the Internet than the Dell. In fact, the Toshiba can't connect to the Internet at all in this room, while the Dell, when running a Puppy from USB stick or CD, runs fantastic! Almost never disconnects. Weird.
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Blackfish


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PostPosted: Sun 25 May 2014, 08:06    Post_subject:  

OK, now Slacko's gone whacko on my Toshiba all of a sudden, too. I thought it was just peculiar to my Dell, but not so.

I just booted up the Toshiba and the same thing is gone wrong suddenly... on bootup, there are two sets of icons in the system tray, and a "Retroval" program automatically opens up. Looks pretty scary.

I don't know what the deal is here. Perhaps something went wrong when the CD was burned? Why precisely the same error on two different machines? It's got to be the CD. Or perhaps Whacko just does not agree with my equipment.

Might this have something to do with that "boot flag"? I ran Grub4dos and loaded it after while the CD was still in the machine and everything was fine for days and days, and now this! OUTRAGEOUS! Is there something further I need to do here? What's the deal?

Gonna load LxPup Precise and see if it does any better.

Can't trust Slacko with my files if Slacko's gonna be a whacko.

I loved Slacko because it's got Mozilla. Can I get Mozilla on Precise LxPup, too? Though, gotta say, SeaMonkey is pretty cool! Love me some SeaMonkey!
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PostPosted: Sun 25 May 2014, 08:21    Post_subject:  

And then again, I'll betcha even Slacko runs superb from USB stick, just as it does from CD.

Here I go again -- those damn hard drives!
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