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go back to post # 2...
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I had the same problem as the guy above me. When u download the puppy linux do u save it or open it? and does the puppy give u full functionalility of the computer or does it just let u copy files to and from?
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you save it...it will be a .iso file...you have to burn it as a image for it to work...go here for a guide or just follow my instructions above...
puppy linux is a complete operating system...everything windows can do ...puppy can do...burn the image and give it a spin...
it runs completely in your RAM...it will write a small ext2 file to your hard drive if you tell it to...it will boot faster if you do this and windows won't even see the file...or you just save it to the cd and then if you ever want to use it again... its got whatever settings or updates you have right on the cd...you can add programs...remove programs

Edited by happyrock, 08 March 2009 - 07:34 AM.

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Good Evening,
I'm attempting to save the files this evening. I re-read your instructions on how to save. I'm stuck here

now click on the icon that looks like a filing cabinet (kind of yellow) on the main drive...it should
already be green..

The steps that I have taken so far are:

My computer is already running on puppy.
I put in my flashdrive.
I clicked on the drives icon that looks like flash drive.
a window popped ip, it listed 3 drives on my computer.

1. CD/dev/hdc,MATSHITADVD-RAM Uj-841S
2. Disk/dev/sda; 99.8 GB ATA
3. Disk/dev/sdb: 2004 MB Lexar

I chose the 3rd one, which is my flash drive.
The "CD" looking icon turned green.
I clicked on the yellow filling cabinet icon, and a window popped up the listed 5 items which were already on the flash drive. I moved the screen to the right side.

On either screens opened, I dont see anything that has a description of "main drive" or drive "c". The only thing green is the above mentioned icon in the flash drive area.

thanks.
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your data is on the ..
2. Disk/dev/sda; 99.8 GB ATA
mount it...look for your documents folder...drag and drop the data to the flash drive window
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I am having the same problem as this user, same lead up as well, all the adware, etc..
I tried to do as you instructed for burning the .iso of the puppy file, but I am not able to find the specified file anywhere (memtest86.iso I think it was).
It does not appear to be in the .rar file that I downloaded from the suggested site by following your links. I did manage to burn the entire .rar file using the .iso program and it did do something to my non working computer but hung a few minutes in and wouldn't go any further, said the work had been stoped or somthing along those lines.
What am I missing?
Thank you,
Brandy
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the memtest.iso reference was a typo on my part. :) ..you want the puppy 216.iso follow these instructions...

you can try puppy linux...
get puppy linux...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd
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if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....

put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all yor data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..just have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy...
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quick guide for saving data...music..files on a system that will not boot using puppy Linux..


after you get to puppy desktop..
click on the drives icon...looks like a flash drive...top row..it will list all the drives connected to

your computer...

click on the red icon for the drive you want to mount...in this case its a flash drive ...puppy will

mount the drive..the drive icon turns green when its mounted...
minimize the drives mounter window..you will need it again in a few minutes..
drag the right edge of it sideways to shrink it to its narrowest size...about half the width of the screen...then drag the window to the right edge of the screen...

now click on the icon that looks like a filing cabinet (kind of yellow) on the main drive...it should
already be green..
you will see a list of all the folders on the main drive Usually your C: drive..shrink that window to
the narrowest you can..about half the width of the screen...drag that window to the left side of the screen...
at this point you should have 2 windows open on your desktop..the flash drive on the right side..
go back to the folders on the C: drive...click on the documents and settings folder...then your user
name or all users..find the folders that has your data..
drag and drop the folder with the data you want to make copies of to the flash drive window...

your options are to move ..copy ect...JUST COPY..if its to big you will have to open the folder and
drag and drop individual files until the flash drive is full...(I have a 120 GB external USB drive for
big data recovery jobs and a 4 GB flash drive for the smaller jobs)..after you get the files copied to
the flash drive...
Click on the drives mounter you minimized earlier
UNMOUNT THE FLASH DRIVE by clicking on the green icon..you will once in awhile get error messages when
unmounting the drive..ignore them..when the flash drive icon turns red again its safe to remove the
flash drive..trot on over (stroll if you want to look cool) to another computer and plug in the flash
drive and copy all the data files ( I drag and drop) to the other computer..
make sure the other computer can read them...

now delete the data on the flash drive...take it back to the misbehaving computer and plug it in

again..click on the drives icon again and repeat until you have all your data transferred to the working
system..


remember this...DATA THAT YOU DON'T HAVE AT LEAST 2 COPIES OF... IS DATA YOU REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT
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