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By learninmypc ยท 76 replies
Oct 27, 2017
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    Ok, I downloaded PUPPY LINUX.JPG to a flashdrive, how do I install/run it?
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    I always use google but have a difficult time knowing which of the 10.000.000.000.000.000.replies are good
    I should add, I was told its best to use it from a flashdrive so I got it on a flashdrive. To go from there to using it is what I need to know. Post # 14
     
  4. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    Hi! Yes, that can be a problem. Here's a video. There are several, but this is one of the better ones. Maybe another member will join us that knows more about this then myself?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    Ok, I'll check it out, thank you :)
     
  6. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    Your welcome. I'm sure you won't have any trouble learning Slacko Puppy! I use UBUNTU and I'm still learning about it. It's kind a fun learning another OS beside Windows. We probably have some members here that run Linux and hopefully they will join us.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    Interesting video, will wait tillI have a boring day to try it, thanks :)
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +420

    The whole thing with Puppy is it is intended to be ran without installing. You just put it on a flash drive and boot from it. Yes, it can be ran from the internal hard drive, but that sidesteps the point. I said that in post #21, and linked the instructions... :confused:
     
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  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    You just made me much happier. So, I put it on a flashdrive & then set that XP to boot from the flashdrive & it should work?? :)
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +420

    You could modify XP's boot loader to throw a menu on what to boot from if that is what you mean. But I would just forget XP all together, you've said it is/was all corrupted, it is no longer supported, and you were only wanting to store photos to begin with. So, it makes sense to only use that internal hard drive as photo storage. So the simplest way would be just set the BIOS to boot from USB as the first option. Then once you are in Puppy, find the internal hard drive, reformat it, and then store photos on it.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    Ok, I'll see what I can do. If all fails, I got an antique door stop lol :)
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    Ok, sorry for my ignorance, but if I'm going to put puppylinux on this pc, I will need a direct link, not a link that has several link(s). I get confused easy. I define a direct link like this one
     
  13. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    So what you are saying is there is NO single link to go to , to get puppy linux? I'm not looking for a tutorial, instructions,directions, just a single link I can click to get puppylinux like you would do to get firefox from TS.
     
  15. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    I know I can use google, but I don't know which of the 10.000.000.000.000. possibilities is good :) I will hope your first link works :)
     
  17. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    OK Let us know how things go.
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    image.
    I've tried them but none show me how to change boot order.
     
  19. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    How to google? refer to post # 42
     
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

  22. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    Hi @learninmypc I have no idea what you are saying. You have to change your boot order to boot with a DVD/CD.
    I do not need to refer to any post. I'm trying my damnest to help you.
    Capture25.JPG
     
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    What I am saying is I have been trying the options shown in that picture so I can change the boot order to flashdrive but the options shown in that picture do not take me to where I can do such. I will try the link you gave me & will try google again, thanks for your patience, new territory here :)
     
  24. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 618   +79

    Hi Friend. Lets wait and maybe other members will join us tomorrow. I have no clue at this time what you're trying to do. Are you trying to boot with the Puppy Linux you created?? I want to help, but I have no clue where you are going.:D Do you not see the option to boot from USB flash?
     
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,533   +380

    I've got what I hope it the puppylinux on a flashdrive which is in the pc now, I'm trying to change the boot order to see if I have it correct. I know its late so perhaps tomorrow would be better, thank you :)
     

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