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Puppy Linux - Precise Precise 5.5


ERPXE Module

  • Name: - Puppy Linux - Precise
  • Version: Precise 5.5

Plugin type

Plugin type
Puppy Linux - Precise Anti-Virus Deployment Diagnostics OS Installation Live Media Recovery Tools
No No No Yes Yes No

Plugin Requirments

Plugin Requirments
Puppy Linux - Precise CIFS HTTP Internet NFS Linux OS Windows OS
No No No No Yes Yes

Screen Shots

250px-Puppy_linux_5.3.0_Slacko_puppy.png 220px-Puppylinux-215ce2.jpg 220px-WNOP02_EeePC_1.jpg

Special Information

Puppy Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use. The entire system can be run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started.

Applications such as AbiWord (a free word processing application), Gnumeric (a spreadsheet) and MPlayer (a free multimedia player) are included, along with a wide choice of web browsers that can be installed.

The distribution was originally developed by Barry Kauler and other members of the community. The tool Woof can build a Puppy Linux distribution from the binary packages of other Linux distributions.

Linux Installation Instructions

Download puppy-precise-55-XXX.tar.gz to /

extract puppy-precise-55-XXX.tar.gz file:

tar -xvzf puppy-precise-55-XXX.tar.gz

Download Puppy Linux 5.5 (Precise) ISO Latest Version to /mnt/ :

Mount ISO file to temporary location (/mnt/cdrom/)

mkdir /mnt/cdrom/
mount -o loop /mnt/precise-5.5.iso /mnt/cdrom/

Copy vmlinuz to appropriate directory: (LOWER CASE ONLY!)

cp /mnt/cdrom/vmlinuz /tftpboot/er/plugins/puppy/precise/

We will have to repack the initrd.gz file to contain the SFS file:

Create a temporary folder:

mkdir /tftpboot/temp
cd /tftpboot/temp/

Copy initrd.gz from mounted CD to temporary folder:

cp /mnt/cdrom/initrd.gz /tftpboot/temp/

Extract and remove intird.gz file:

zcat /tftpboot/temp/initrd.gz | cpio -i -H newc -d
rm initrd.gz

Copy SFS file from mounted CD to temporary folder (LOWER CASE ONLY!!!):

cp /mnt/cdrom/puppy_precise_5.5.sfs /tftpboot/temp/puppy_precise_5.5.sfs

Repack the new initrd.gz file:

find | cpio -o -H newc | gzip -4 > /tftpboot/er/plugins/puppy/precise/initrd.gz

Remove temporary folder:

rm -R /tftpboot/temp/

Verify files with filelist.txt in each folder.

All Done!