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The Right Method to Install Puppylinux to a USB


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#1 jonathanmrk

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

What's the Right Method to Install Puppylinux to a USB drive?

Can I burn the ISO to a USB from Imgburn and boot from that USB and save files to it without booting from a Puppy live cd?

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:21 PM

Burn the ISO to CD/DVD and boot the PC or laptop with it. Once booted, you can then install it to USB (see the Setup menu), so you can use it for booting the PC when a CD drive is not available.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:15 AM

As said above, you can install Puppy to a USB flash drive using Puppy's installer. In this scenario, you would also install a bootloader to your USB drive. The Puppy installation on the USB would be the same as a Puppy installation on your internal HDD; only difference is the media you install it to.

 

Another, easier option, is to use something like Unetbootin to create a live USB. If using Windows, click on the download link to download it. If using Linux, open a terminal and type "unetbootin." If it is already installed it will open; if it is not already installed, follow the instructions that will be provided in the terminal to download and install it. In this scenario, you do not have to install a bootloader.

 

To create a Puppy USB using Unetbootin:

 

1) Download your chosen Puppy ISO.

2) With your USB plugged in, open Unetbootin. Your USB should be automatically detected.

3) Press the button I have highlighted below, to select the ISO that you downloaded:

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4) Press the OK button.

5) Wait for Unetbootin to finish writing to the USB.

Job done. :)



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

I wouldn't use ImgBurn. 

 

While it's a marvellous Windows-based 'burner' app for Windows stuff, it has the failing that the majority of such apps have. It writes all file-names in upper-case letters. It's only for optical discs, too.

 

Ergo, Puppy won't recognise it, since Linux tends to use all lower-case letters for system-stuff.....and it's extremely case-sensitive, too.

 

If you want to put a Linux ISO onto an optical disc, we recommend one tool over on the Puppy Forums above all others. Terabyte Unlimited's 'BurnCDCC'. It's very single-minded; it does one thing, and one thing only.....it burns an ISO file to a CD/CVD. And you must burn at the slowest speed possible, too; no more than 2x or 4x, tops.

 

It doesn't seem to suffer from the usual Windows failing of the wrong case. Just d/load it, unzip it anywhere you like, and run the .exe file inside. That's all there is to it.....and I guarantee it will work.

 

https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-free-software.htm

 

For USBs, either UNetbootin or Rufus will do the job.

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:26 AM

Can I save the system changes to the LiveUSB?

With which file format I should format the USB?

Where text files are saved?
Since Puppylinux works on the RAM, do all the text editings disappear at a power cut?

Does Puppylinux support .docs?

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:47 AM

Yes you can save changes to the Live USB. When you create a live Puppy USB and boot your computer using it, when you come to reboot or shut down for the first time, Puppy will ask if you wish to create a save file or a save directory. Follow the prompts to create a save file or save directory.
 

With which file format I should format the USB?


fat32 works fine.

Text files are saved in the save file / save directory.

Text editings will disappear if there is a power cut, unless you have already saved your edits. Puppy is no different in this respect to other operating systems that do not run from RAM.
 

Does Puppylinux support .docs?


Generally speaking, Windows applications cannot be run on Linux, just as Linux applications cannot be run on Windows. However there are ways to run some Windows applications on Linux, with some functionality. Personally, I would recommend using Windows to run Windows applications.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

What is the linux programme with which I can edit .doc documents? (most probably something that I can run on puppylinux flawless)

What are some graphically and visually impressive and not so resource hungry games I can play with puppylinux?

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:37 AM

Another one who wants a free version of Windows. Why do we bother?

 

I give up. He's all yours, Al. I can't even summon up the enthusiasm any more......

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

What is the linux programme with which I can edit .doc documents? (most probably something that I can run on puppylinux flawless)

What are some graphically and visually impressive and not so resource hungry games I can play with puppylinux?


I've never used Puppy Linux for editing .doc files, or for playing games. I use Libre Office to edit .doc files, but have not used it in Puppy. Perhaps if you start new topics with relevant titles for these questions, someone who has used Puppy for editing .doc files, or playing games, might be able to help.

I suggest continuing to use Windows, to run Windows applications.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

Another one who wants a free version of Windows.
 
I give up. He's all yours,


I run Windows 7 on my dell lap and dell desktop and XP on a Samsung desktop. Who asked for a free Windows?

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

 

Another one who wants a free version of Windows.
 
I give up. He's all yours,


I run Windows 7 on my dell lap and dell desktop and XP on a Samsung desktop. Who asked for a free Windows?

 

 

Fair comment.

 

You'd be surprised at the number of people we get on here that think Linux is essentially just that; a free version of Windows. That it will run every single program & app they had on their Windows install, perfectly, without the slightest hiccup. It won't. It was never meant to, or intended to. Linux has its own very unique way of dong things, and should be respected as such.

 

Having said that, you can run Windows stuff in Linux (Pup's as capable of this as any of them. I run several Adobe graphics programs, as well as many smaller apps), using something called WINE. This installs a complete 'Windows environment', which allows Windows stuff to run natively, in real time. But it's a very imperfect process; a new version of WINE can break things that worked in a previous version.....so that's one thing you need to be aware of.

 

I run a very old version of WORD (from the Office 2000 suite). I don't bother with the rest of the suite, just that one. I believe you can run up to Office 2009; I'm not sure whether you can go further than that with WINE.

 

.doc and .docx compatibility are one of the very few things where MicroSoft are constantly moving the goalposts....because it ensures the need for people to keep upgrading (especially now that they're moving to a subscription model..!) LibreOffice, the largest open-source alternative to M$ Office, does a damn fine job of keeping up with them....but, just sometimes, if somebody absolutely must get every nuance of your formatting spot-on, then there really is no alternative but to use WORD itself....from within Windoze.

 

Gaming, I can't comment on, since I'm not a gamer myself (never saw the point in it, personally), but I understand that some Windows games actually run better under WINE than they do in Windows itself... (*???*)

 

If you want some idea of compatibility, a good place to look is the WINEHQ App Database, which will give you reviews of every app they have listed; what works, what doesn't, any problems, and gives each one an overall rating, anywhere from 'Garbage' (complete waste of time) all the way up to 'Platinum' (runs perfectly).

 

https://appdb.winehq.org/

 

Hope that gives you some insights.

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:16 PM

Will booting puppylinux from a LiveUSB mess my existing windows partitions?

Two hard disks with the same XP partition on both, one original and the other being an exact clone of it.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

No, it won't alter your Windows partitions.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

Will booting puppylinux from a LiveUSB mess my existing windows partitions?

Two hard disks with the same XP partition on both, one original and the other being an exact clone of it.

 

Nope. Not a chance.....as long as your BIOS allows USB booting, you should be fine.

 

 

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Will booting puppylinux from a LiveUSB mess my existing windows partitions?

Two hard disks with the same XP partition on both, one original and the other being an exact clone of it.

 

Nope. Not a chance.....as long as your BIOS allows USB booting, you should be fine.

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:57 PM

Thanks for all




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