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wdhpr 24. Feb 2012 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exshail (Post 69549)
can you provide details like download link for puppy linux & how to set up to boot from pen drive?

Here is a link from Pendrivelinux that explains the process. I have found the Universal installer works well for me however there are other like UNetbootin

Hope this helps

Panzer 25. Feb 2012 08:43 AM

If you want to make Multiboot USB, you can use these tools:

XBoot:
http://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/home

Yumi:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

Multiboot Live USB (supports more Distros than Yumi, alows user to make multiboot USB from Linux, CD/DVD (I think it's modified Ubuntu Distro) and VirtualBox:
http://translate.google.com/translat...26prmd%3Dimvns

Exshail 25. Feb 2012 01:57 PM

Thanks for the info, now I can boot from pendrive (by using unetbootin)
The only problem I have face is it is not automatically configure my USB Lan card, so I can't use net browsing.

From my WIN OS I found below 2 Network Adapter under Device Manger, but how i could configure in puppy to connect NET? This modules are not found in puppy's auto load modules features.

1. Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
2. Wireless Lite-N Client Adapter.

wdhpr 25. Feb 2012 09:20 PM

Another alternative is to Install Bodhi Linux on your USB drive. A member of the forum (MidnightCowboy) found this link at the Bodhi Linux Forum which allows it to run in persistent mode. If I remember correctly the new version of Bodhi added additional support for wireless connections. Due to his experience with wireless connection s you may want to PM him and see if he can help .
Good Luck

Exshail 26. Feb 2012 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wdhpr (Post 69634)
Another alternative is to Install Bodhi Linux on your USB drive. A member of the forum (MidnightCowboy) found this link at the Bodhi Linux Forum which allows it to run in persistent mode. If I remember correctly the new version of Bodhi added additional support for wireless connections. Due to his experience with wireless connection s you may want to PM him and see if he can help .
Good Luck

Thanks for the tip. BTW I tried Ubuntu & it automatically detect my usb lan & now I'm writing from it.

wdhpr 26. Feb 2012 05:37 AM

Thats great
I wasn't sure how big your USB drive was so I didn't suggest Ubuntu. I put Bodhi on an 8GB thumb drive which is about a 400 MB download which left me allot of room so I could help friends recover important files on a computer that won't boot or to just introduce them to Linux. The thing about Bodhi is its a minimalistic distro and doesn't come with much in the way of applications so not the ideal distro for newcomers. Anyway I'm glad Ubuntu is working for you :)

Exshail 27. Feb 2012 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wdhpr (Post 69646)
Thats great
I wasn't sure how big your USB drive was so I didn't suggest Ubuntu. I put Bodhi on an 8GB thumb drive which is about a 400 MB download which left me allot of room so I could help friends recover important files on a computer that won't boot or to just introduce them to Linux. The thing about Bodhi is its a minimalistic distro and doesn't come with much in the way of applications so not the ideal distro for newcomers. Anyway I'm glad Ubuntu is working for you :)


Infact my USB is only 1 GB (one GB). BTW yet I don't know whether it is a portable OS or not. Want to know, if any OS changes will be preserved in my 1 GB pen drive (still have space for 250 mb) & same bootable pen drive works with other machine?

I like puppy similar to window as 3 system buttons are on top right hand side of any window.

wdhpr 27. Feb 2012 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exshail
Infact my USB is only 1 GB (one GB). BTW yet I don't know whether it is a portable OS or not. Want to know, if any OS changes will be preserved in my 1 GB pen drive (still have space for 250 mb) & same bootable pen drive works with other machine?

1GB is very small for Ubuntu I'm actually surprised it fit. Unless you set it up as persistent it will not save your changes to the USB drive. Read this for persistent explained

Puppy Linux in persistent mode will fit on a 1GB drive comfortably. I actually ran Puppy for a couple of years on a 1GB drive but I was limited on what I could use it for such as retrieving files on a computer that could no longer boot into windows.

I suggest you spend some time at the pendrivelinux web site and become more familiar with how the whole process works. I would also suggest getting a bigger USB drive. For example Bodhi Linux should be installed on at least a 2GB thumb drive. I'm not trying to push Bodhi Linux but I easily installed it by using a live CD. I directed the install to the USB drive instead of a hard drive but be absolutely sure it installs on the USB drive otherwise it will destroy the MBR on your HDD. Anyway I was able to save all my changes to my USB drive just like it would on a HDD. Thumb drives are getting cheaper now days I picked up a 8GB drive for $25.00 US. There are more options available on the bigger USB drives and it will also allow you to add a good number of applications with room to spare or run linux distro's that are compatible with your wireless system.

*Note* not all USB drives operate correctly as boot-able. Read here for Recommended USB Linux flash drives

Enjoy:)

Panzer 28. Feb 2012 10:15 AM

Winbootic:
http://www.wintobootic.com/

Rufus:
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/1204...musb-with-gui/

Panzer 02. Mar 2012 11:37 AM

LiveUSB Install:
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