more puppy linux fun on sylvania meso netbook

I've done this before, run The Puppy on the netbook. It amazes me how fast it boots from a usb drive and how fine it runs. The netbook comes with Ubuntu Netbook Remix installed, but it's always more fun to run other things just for the hell of it.

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Image #1: Screenshot of JVM window manager. Pretty! Wallpaper from Go ahead, click it, inspect it closely! Breathe deeply.
More Puppy Linux Fun on Sylvania Meso Netbook

Image #2: Our favorite browser, Opera, on the netbook running the Puppy:
More Puppy Linux Fun on Sylvania Meso Netbook

Image #3: The Puppy lives here on a usb flash drive. Take a cheap-o flash drive, make it bootable, install the Puppy to it, and boot 'er up! Your session will get saved back to the usb drive each time, never touching the netbook hard drive. The flash drive can be formatted as "vfat", or why not be groovy and go for "ext3" or something.
More Puppy Linux Fun on Sylvania Meso Netbook

Image #4: The Sylvania Meso is Ubuntu certified and has Intel Atom inside.
More Puppy Linux Fun on Sylvania Meso Netbook

Image #5: Pretty, pretty Puppy Linux and Sylvania Meso. Looks even better in person.
More Puppy Linux Fun on Sylvania Meso Netbook

Image #6: Parting screenshot. Go ahead, grope it, fondle it, feel the joy!
More Puppy Linux Fun on Sylvania Meso Netbook

11 responses to “more puppy linux fun on sylvania meso netbook

  1. Im going to try n put puppy on a pen drive today. :DCan I store files from windows on the drive after I install puppy?

  2. Can I store files from windows on the drive after I install puppy?

    I assume so. If you throw some storage directories on there, I think the puppy will just ignore them during the boot, but I haven't tried it. The pen drive should already come formatted as "vfat", which is perfect if it's to be shared on both Linux and Windows computers.After booting puppy, you should also be able to browse your Windows hard drive if you want to. I even used the puppy one time to rescue a torn-up Windows system.

  3. Hey Shaunak,I was looking at my flash drive and I have the following files on there:extlinux.confextlinux.sysinitrd.gzpup_412.sfspup_save.2fs ==>> this one gets created after first bootvmlinuzIt's been awhile and I can't remember what I did now to create the usb boot stick. I think there's a HOWTO on the webpage, or there may have been some "universal installer" utility.Anyway, the first time you run, it takes awhile to configure itself asking you a few questions along the way. After it's up all the way and everything is nice, it saves itself back to the usb, or it can even write back to a CD.All the boot ups after that are like wham-o! Mine's ready to use in seconds.

  4. Nice shots :up:It sure is fast, being usable in seconds. Then again, linux kernels have always had a more frequent updating cycle than MS ones.I'm getting a bit envious here."Linus, oh Linus where areth thou?"

  5. When I first started with Red Hat Linux years ago, if you got your soundcard working properly using the setup unility, you would hear the voice of Linus. I think there's a lot of distance between Linux and Linus these days. I think his baby done took off and run away from him. I've always appreciated the lack of a central authority or cult of personality in Linux. I like the messy "herding cats" way that it has developed. I like things that are "of the people", even if sometimes they are a disaster.As a personality figure in Linux, Gnu, free software, etc., I like Richard Stallman's strong and hard hitting opinions, though if you talk about him very much, people will slowly inch away from you. 😮

  6. Woot for Stallman. I think that's the very core of linux, though he was a Unix guy, alongg with a big bunch of original hackers.I don't think Linux would be where it was if it weren't for gnu and free software foundation.

  7. now I want a puppy 😥

  8. Lots of nice puppies everywhere. The ones I don't get from bittorrent, I get from the animal shelter.

  9. um torn between puppy n ubuntu for ntbk :sherlock:

  10. Puppy is fun, and a nice "try out" system, but it's not really that heavy duty for long-term work or fun.After years with the completeness of the Slackware installs, I thought that Kubuntu/Ubuntu shipped kind of light on the applications, but I found that their philosophy is different. The default install is pretty basic, then you go hunting with the package manager to fill it out the way you want it.I don't think anybody has more pre-rolled easy-to-install packages than Debian and Kubuntu/Ubuntu.

  11. that was all I did w/the tower, mostly basic OS but I stuck in a few goodiesw/the pkgmgr. :up:

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