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Thread: Puppy Linux

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    Project Read Only Puppy.
    Alternatives to using a read-only "live" optical disk for the purposes of increasing the security of a Puppy OS.

    e.g. Using a Flash Drive, and/or secure-digital [SD] memory card in a USB card reader as the storage media holding the Puppy.

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    Thread on the topic of:
    --- Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) ---


    ----- The purpose of this thread is to provide specific printing support for NOP413 -----
    ---------- and general support for standard Puppy 4.x ----------


    I used this to fix the CUPS printing support in BoxPup 4.1.3
    Installed cups-1.3.11-i486.pet & hplip-upp1-3.9.2-i486.pet

    Its really easy to set up a printer when it actually works!

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    See here, where it says:

    Hard Link
    Created with plain ln
    Points at the actual data.
    Can be moved and will point at the original data.
    Must be on the same partition as the target data.
    Is neither absolute nor relative - simply is.
    Has no arrow emblem over the icon.


    Absolute Symbolic Link
    Created with ln -s
    Points at a filename, not at the actual data in question.
    Uses an absolute path to the destination, starting from /
    Can be moved and will point at the original target if that did not move.
    Can point across partitions.
    Has an arrow emblem over the icon.


    Relative Symbolic Link
    Created with ln -s
    Points at a filename, not at the actual data in question.
    Uses a relative path to the destination, starting from wherever it is located.
    If moved, it will generally not point at the original item unless the original item was also moved so that the relative path between them stayed the same.
    Can point across partitions.
    Has an arrow emblem over the icon.
    "

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    I just downloaded the latest version, 4.3.1, but have not tried it yet.

    When I was using 4.21, how do you set the clock? I think my bios clock is off like 20 years...

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    Oh yeah,

    I realized that my laptop has an SD slot. Can I get puppy to boot from SD and run entirely from this card? 8GB card is cheap right now and that would be a sweet way to dual boot a system, just pop in/out the card.

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    1. "Can I get puppy to boot from SD and run entirely from this card?"
    I expect so.
    Surely the SD card will be treated as just another storage location.
    Remember that you can write protect an SD card to make it read-only, in which state it could NOT be infected.
    (a) You could either boot a Puppy from a live optical disk, and at 1st shut-down make a pupsave file on the SD card, or else...
    (b) Use the running Puppy session, and the live Puppy disk, to Install the Puppy to the SD card, and install GRUB either to a floppy, or to the MBR on the internal HDD.
    (c) Start a new thread on the Puppy Linux forum for instructions from the Puppy experts.
    (d) Or use the link in post #179 above to view the existing thread on the topic.

    2. "how do you set the clock? I think my bios clock is off like 20 years"
    (a) Use "Menu->Desktop->Set timezone" to set your zone [NOT to GMT+/-, but instead] to the geographic region [like Europe/London].
    (b) Then manually use "Menu->Desktop->Set date and time".
    (c) Then, if Psync is not installed, install it by clicking this link to go to the thread offering this download for Psync-1.0.pet [the latest version at this time].
    The links to this can be seen HERE at post #117 of this thread.
    Once installed you can use Psync to synchronize your clock to the milli-second.
    I configured my clock to display a 24-hour clock with hours:minutes:seconds.

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    well, turns out the laptop will not play nice with SD cards over a gig. I bought the 8gig card and no play at all. I tried a 2gig and it just teases you...

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    Puppy Linux 431 easy install to a Flash Drive from Windows

    Puppy Linux 431 can be installed to a Flash Drive from Windows using the supplied exe file below.

    puppy-linux-431.EXE = 103.7MB

    The original thread offering the file.

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    Tried this, and it worked.

    See this post and then this post reporting success.

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    hi sylvander

    i think i need to reinstall my boxpup and was wondering whats the best version and combination to do please? i value your opinion cos i didnt have a clue when you introduced me to it months ago, and i loved it ever since, but now my bank doesnt accept my browser and facebook doesnt work with it, so i guess its time to update the whole system?

    thanks

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    1. "now my bank doesnt accept my browser"
    Which browser[s] does your bank accept?
    Have you tried installing & using Firefox? [My bank accepts this]
    Or Internet Explorer run under WINE? [I haven't tried this; want to avoid it]

    2. "facebook doesnt work with it"
    Facebook appears to work with my "BoxPup-4.1.3->Firefox-3.5.5".
    Perhaps you should post a thread at the Puppy Linux forums, so the Puppy experts there can help.

    3. "i guess its time to update the whole system"
    Try tweaking the existing BoxPup [which version and kernel?][mine = 4.1.3-k2.6.25.16].
    You might additionally run the latest puppy-431-boxpup.iso
    md5sum = 30cc7611479877a9c0317477764acaa7
    Both were got here.
    Username = puppy
    Password = linux
    Enter them twice.
    Original thread is here.
    I tried this, but it wouldn't behave well for me [too new?]; I think it doesn't suit my hardware which needs an older kernel.
    I won't totally give up on it because I like the improved features of Puppy 4.3.1 [a version of that with a retro kernel (by ttuuxxx) works well on my hardware], and especially like the style and elegance that's typical of all BoxPup versions.
    So those make a GREAT combination.

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    thanks for replying

    my banks site says

    PC Users Microsoft® Windows 2000/XP or Vista
    Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 6, 7 and 8
    or AOL 8.0, AOL 9.0, AOL 9.1 and AOL 10.1
    or FireFox 2.0 to 3.5.x
    or Opera 9.2x, Opera 9.5 and Opera 9.6
    or Safari 4.x

    Mac Users OS X Safari 1.3 to 4.x
    or FireFox 2.0 to 3.5.x
    or Opera 9.2X, Opera 9.5 and Opera 9.6

    Customers with earlier versions of Microsoft® Windows and Microsoft® Internet Explorer, or FireFox users with other operating systems such as Linux may also be able to access the service.

    im using whichever version of puppy i put on about 9 months ago and just upped firefox to 3.5 a couple days ago, i tried the puppy forums and had no luck as yet. Everything has been suggested from the adobe and java to the facebook website itself.

    Just gonna try the new puppy version and see if that makes a difference... thankyou

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    Remember:
    If you use the NoScript add-on with Firefox, you need to allow the banking website to use scripts.
    I am forced to use "Unsafe reload" with certain pages, even though I've allowed the main page [but forgotten to allow a sub-page].

    The additional security provided by NoScript does unfortunately complicate matters.

    I ALWAYS use ONLY the URL to the banking website that is securely stored in my "Acerose Password Vault".
    That way I cannot be redirected to a fake banking site.

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    A Family Tree program:

    gramps-3.1.1-i486.pet

    Installed, but not yet tried this.

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    Discovered that:
    Thunderbird emails are held under the /root/.thunderbird folder...
    Then under the appropriate profile folder...
    Then inside the MAIL folder.
    [i.e. /root/.thunderbird/k01lcpzd.default/Mail]

    So I moved the /root/.thunderbird folder to the sda11 partition, then made a symlink back to its original location.
    [Now at /mnt/sda11/.thunderbird]
    [symlink back to /root/.thunderbird]

    Now when I restore [a backup copy of] the contents of the sda3 partition [BoxPup]...
    The emails stored since the backup copy was made...
    WILL NOT BE LOST!

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    Bash script for installing Puppy to USB Flash Drive.

    You install from within any running Linux environment, using the ISO file for any chosen Puppy.

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