Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Please help me understand how to use PUPPY LINUX


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 1010220

1010220

  • Members
  • 20 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:23 AM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:27 PM

I was told that I can use Puppy Linux to access an external hard drive that is FAT formatted, and otherwise inaccessable in Windows 7 explorer.  I don't really know what I'm doing with Puppy Linux, and how to use it for said purpose.  
 
I just poked around on youtube and puppylinux.org and couldn't quite wrap my brain around what I need to do to accomplish my goal.  If I could get help with a simple guide with steps of what I need to do that would be extremely helpful.
 
Thanks!

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum, at a suggestion from staff. ~ Animal

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,919 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:06:23 PM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:55 PM

Hi.

 

access an external hard drive that is FAT formatted, and otherwise inaccessable in Windows 7 explorer.

 

Since when cant Windows 7 read a fat disk? and what do you mean by otherwise inaccessible?

 

I just saw this thread.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/599938/please-help-me-access-my-fat-formatted-hard-drive-in-win7/

 

 

 

So you downloaded Puppy Linux which pup did you get?

 

Do you know how to burn an ISO to DVD? The ISO is the pup you downloaded.

How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 
burndiskimage1_zpsb502b181.png
 
5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 
burndiskimage2_zps17a9d6ff.png
 
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.

 

Once you have burned the ISO to DVD, Do you know how to set your PC to boot from the DVD in BIOS?

 

I just posted in your other thread, It is best if you have only 1 topic going for the same issue. Do you wish to proceed in this thread or the other one?

 

Will wait for answer to above questions.

 

Regards

Nick.


Edited by NickAu, 19 December 2015 - 10:57 PM.

Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!


#3 1010220

1010220
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 20 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:23 AM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:03 PM

Thanks for the kind and awesome reply!  We can continue in this thread.

 

Yes, I do know how to burn an ISO and boot from the CD/DVD drive.  I'm not sure which version of Puppy Linux I should be downloading, so I haven't downloaded it yet.  Also, I'm not sure how to use it once I've booted from the disk.  Will it be fairly self-explanatory?



#4 RolandJS

RolandJS

  • Members
  • 4,517 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Austin TX metro area
  • Local time:03:23 AM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:08 PM

I can jump in for a few moments on the most recent question:  once booted, once you get to its main menu, you will notice that any and all hard-drives will be sd[something]a, or sd[something]1, and so on.  I believe the partitions within will have some generic labels as well.  Once you get into the right hard-drive, the right partition, you use Linux's file manager to tree-climb to the desired folders [and the files] you want to copy, I think you highlight what you want copied, copyNpaste onto your external usb media.  Correct, would not recommend copying to another section of your Windows-controlled internal hard-drive.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


#5 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,919 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:06:23 PM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:10 PM

Hi Again.

 

Ok then we can do it here.

 

 

Yes, I do know how to burn an ISO and boot from the CD/DVD drive

Ok this is good saves me typing.

 

 

I'm not sure which version of Puppy Linux I should be downloading

You can try this one. It should work.

Tahrpup uses Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr packages and includes the bugfixes and improvements from the woof CE build system. It is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 packages. The Linux kernel version is 3.14.20.

Explore the Tharpup folder at ibiblio or nluug for downloads (Try the PAE build first).

 

Once it is downloaded and burned to as ISO to DVD go ahead and boot your PC from it and see if it works ok with your PC, When you shut Puppy down it will ask you to create a save file, Say NO.

 

Nick


Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!


#6 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,919 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:06:23 PM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:14 PM

 

once booted, once you get to its main menu,

What you mean is they will be displayed on the desktop in the bottom left corner?

 

2rqyk9y.png

 

 

sd[something]a, or sd[something]1, and so on.

That would be sda for hard drive, sdb for usb


Edited by NickAu, 19 December 2015 - 11:17 PM.

Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!


#7 RolandJS

RolandJS

  • Members
  • 4,517 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Austin TX metro area
  • Local time:03:23 AM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:16 PM

Yes, most do that way; only once did I see the HDs elsewhere.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


#8 1010220

1010220
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 20 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:23 AM

Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:27 PM

Okay, thank you both for the kindness and help!  I just downloaded some files and will attempt to make a boot disc.  I'll be back on with updates very soon.

 

Thanks!



#9 1010220

1010220
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 20 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:23 AM

Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:52 PM

Sorry for the delay, I've been slammed with events.

 

IT WORKED!  Thank you 

RolandJS and NickAu!!

 

You guys really helped me solve this problem.  Happy holidays!

 

Mike


Edited by 1010220, 20 December 2015 - 06:53 PM.


#10 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,919 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:06:23 PM

Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:56 PM

You recovered all your files? Great news.

 

How did you like Puppy? We can help you install it to a USB stick if you wish to continue using it.

 

 

Happy holidays to you and your family.

 

Nick.


Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!


#11 RolandJS

RolandJS

  • Members
  • 4,517 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Austin TX metro area
  • Local time:03:23 AM

Posted 20 December 2015 - 08:54 PM

Since one cannot clone DVD onto a usb stick [at least I have not found a utility that can],

simply going back into the ISO to DVD maker and telling it to unpack the ISO onto a usb stick.

While I use PowerISO to make both DVDs and USBs, any number of similar utilities exists, free and fee.


Edited by RolandJS, 20 December 2015 - 08:55 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


#12 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,919 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:06:23 PM

Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:05 PM

With Linux you can actually install it to USB as you would to HDD.

 

Making an exact copy of a hard drive (or any drive for that matter – CD, DVD, USB, etc.) is very easy and quick with Linux. One of the most popular commands on Linux to do this is dd, and is its now default on every Linux distribution.


Edited by NickAu, 20 December 2015 - 09:05 PM.

Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!


#13 RolandJS

RolandJS

  • Members
  • 4,517 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Austin TX metro area
  • Local time:03:23 AM

Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:10 PM

NickAu, if I understood you correctly: Linux can clone boot-DVD contents onto boot-USB stick?

I left the above question in case OP wanted to also know the answer.

Addendum [after NickAu's next post]:  I started a new topic, see you there!


Edited by RolandJS, 21 December 2015 - 08:07 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


#14 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,919 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:06:23 PM

Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:57 PM

Hi Roland

 

Can you please start a new post and all your questions will be answered.

 

Nick.


Arch Linux .
 
 Come join the fun, chat to Bleeping computer members and staff in real time on Discord.
 
The BleepingComputer Official Discord Chat Server!





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users