Problems with Distrowatch review of the latest Puppy. Slacko 5.7

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Problems with Distrowatch review of the latest Puppy. Slacko 5.7

bigpup
Distrowatch review of the latest Puppy.
Slacko 5.7

Some stuff they had problems with:

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I ran into two problems during the install process. The first was that Puppy's installer claimed there was already an installation of the distribution on my hard drive (there was not). I was offered the choice of upgrading the non-existent installation or wiping it and performing a fresh installation. I took the latter option. The first time through the install process I ran the GRUB setup application in its basic mode. Upon rebooting the GRUB menu came up with three options (Puppy, Ubuntu and Windows), though only the first operating system in the list existed on the drive. None of the options would cause Puppy to boot. I launched Puppy from the live media again and re-ran the GRUB setup script in Expert mode. This time, when I rebooted the machine, selecting "Puppy" from the GRUB menu caused my local copy of Puppy to boot properly.

Could be something that needs some code adjustment.

The full review:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20140407#feature
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Re: Problems with Distrowatch review of the latest Puppy. Slacko 5.7

mavrothal
As you say, the most important things are the ones that they do not say...
ie we can not know what was present in the said or other partitions, and if grub was limited to search the specific or all the drives.
Can any one reproduce these problems?
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Re: Problems with Distrowatch review of the latest Puppy. Slacko 5.7

aarf
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"My physical test equipment for this review was a desktop HP Pavilon p6 Series with the following specifications:
Processor: Dual-core 2.8GHz AMD A4-3420 APU"

displaying my ignorance, is that 64 bit, does slacko  5.7 run on 64 bit?
arent there special boot codes for 64 bit?

whether this is indeed 64 is something intrinsically know by hardware geeks and so therefore not worth writing in search able places on the internet . not spending any more time looking
 Lynx - "Llano" (2011, 32 nm) which could mean it is 32 bit.
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Re: Problems with Distrowatch review of the latest Puppy. Slacko 5.7

Karl Godt
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I know that the installer has problems with partitions -gt 9
ie somewhere there it just
PARTITION=sda1
grep $PARTITION # grabs sda[1-9]* sda1, sda10, sda11, sda12 ...
and not
grep -w $PARTITION
or GREP_PARTITION="$PARTITION "; grep "$GREP_PARTITION"

About some UBUNTU and WINDOWS would need me to install both and test . No money for Windows available .


For GRUB I used the grub shipped standard grub-install script that works quite well for me despite no dpkg-* and another error message in terminal:
grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/sda2 /dev/sda
for example .
This procedure needs a manually created menu.lst .
 
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