Puppy 417alpha uploaded

Yet another alpha! Get it from here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/test/woof-417alpha/

Note that there are two 'devx' sfs files, one built with Squashfs v4.0, the other with Squashfs v3.3. The former is needed for the pup built with the 2.6.30.1 kernel. I have put "sfs4" or "sfs3" in the filenames so that you know which one to use.

I have tested a multisession CD-R, and it works. This is using Xorriso instead of cdrkit or cdrtools. I don't have any DVDs with me (I'm away from home) so haven't tested a multisession DVD -- you guys can try that! Also please test Pburn 2.5.0 with Xorriso.

So many choices:

pup4-417-k2.6.30.1.iso
Puppy built with the latest kernel. Recommend use this one unless you have a particular need for any of the others. Has some "winmodem" drivers. ISO is 97MB.

pup4-417-k2.6.30.1_cutdown_modules.iso
Built with 2.6.30.1 kernel and a cutdown selection of drivers. This one is good for multisession (run totally in RAM, save sessions back to cd/dvd) when PC only has 256MB RAM. ISO is 92MB.

pup4-417-k2.6.25.16.iso
Puppy built with 2.6.25.16 kernel and lots of modem drivers. Good for older computers and/or if you access Internet via a "winmodem".

pup4-417-SCSI-k2.6.25.16.iso
This build has drivers for true-SCSI drives and will even boot from a true-SCSI drivers. Note, only some older PCs are likely to have such drives.

pup4_devx_417-sfs3.sfs
Complete compile environment for 417 pup built with 2.6.28.x or earlier kernel.

pup4_devx_417-sfs4.sfs
Complete compile environment for 417 pup built with 2.6.29 or later kernel.

Beta next
To fit in with my next visit to Perth, the beta release will (probably) be next weekend, 24 - 26 July. I'll (probably) bump the version number to 422 so that it makes more sense.
Of course expect more bugfixes, some package upgrades, a new theme perhaps -- WhoDo sent me some icons (yes, WhoDo is still around, just keeping a low profile). Actually, a few people have emailed me or sent pm's recently and I haven't had time to respond -- will attempt to catch up.


Posted on 18 Jul 2009, 20:40


Comments:

Posted on 18 Jul 2009, 21:09 by PaulBx1
422?
Naming it 422, doesn't that imply it has some relation to 421, differing only in minor bug fixes?

I am losing track with all the different versions floating around here, but wouldn't 430 make more sense?


Posted on 18 Jul 2009, 21:55 by BarryK
422
That would be following the suggestion that versions 422, 423, etc up to 429 be for alphas and betas, 430 would be the final. Then it would start again, 431, 432 etc to be bugfix or alpha or betas, then 440 the next final.

So official releases would be 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, etc.

That has been suggested, and it has a certain logic to it.



Posted on 18 Jul 2009, 22:03 by escucha
seems OK
downloaded pup4-417-k2.6.30.1.iso
running from USB Udisc via Unetbootin_357 iso install.
I'm posting from it now, seems all ok.

Internet connect worked OK in auto DHCP found 198.168.0.xxx quickly!
Samba shares is perfect now on my windows-shared folders (mini local lan)

Tanks, Barry... go for next!


Posted on 18 Jul 2009, 22:15 by BarryK
417 feedback
Tronkel has started a feedback thread:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=44677



Posted on 18 Jul 2009, 22:18 by Tronkel
DVD Multisession
See this post about problem with DVD Multisession reboot.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=44677


Posted on 19 Jul 2009, 4:12 by zigbert
Pburn
Xorriso seems to do the job. It is hard to test all options, but it looks good.

This alpha contains old versions of both Pburn and Pfilesearch. You mentioned Pburn 2.5.0, but here is 2.4.2. Pfilesearch has gone through some fixes after your last sigh over Pfind.


Sigmund


Posted on 19 Jul 2009, 8:48 by cthisbear
Internode Internet Mirror

http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/puppylinux/test/woof-417alpha/

Super fast Internode Australian download mirror.
And I mean fast.

Thanks Internode.

Chris.


Posted on 19 Jul 2009, 8:26 by BarryK
Pburn, Pfilesearch
Zigbert,
Sorry about that, again. There's a fault in my methodology when I upgrade packages in Woof -- I thought that I had upgraded Pburn to 2.5.0. I need to sort that out.

As for Pfilesearch, 417 has v1.13, and I thought that was the latest. ...oops, I just checked, it's 1.16. I'll try to be more diligent in the future.



Posted on 19 Jul 2009, 8:41 by edoc
Best ISO for SD Card or USB Stick?
Is this the best choice for a SD card or USB stick when testing Netbooks for Puppy compatibility?

pup4-417-k2.6.30.1.iso

I will also make one with 4.12

I am shopping for a Netbook and there is little to no data about the latest HP and Samsung Netbooks. I'd be testing them in a Best Buy or other retail location & they don't have CD drives.

WDYT? doc


Posted on 19 Jul 2009, 20:18 by nohype
Puppy on Samsung NC10
Having booted pup4-417-k2.6.30.1.iso from an USB-Stick on my Samsung NC10 I am connecting via Roaring Penguin. No problems so far.

nohype



Posted on 20 Jul 2009, 2:12 by BoscoBearbank
Puppy on Acer Aspire One AOA-150
Using pup4-417-k2.6.30.1.iso now on my Acer Aspire One. SD card slots need to be occupied at boot to be recognized


Posted on 20 Jul 2009, 12:42 by BarryK
SD cards
I seem to recall that autodetection is a bit wonky in plevious kernels also. But I think, if I recall rightly, if you plug it in, unplug it, then plug it in again, the kernel decides to recognise it.
...try that with the 2.6.30.1 kernel.



Posted on 20 Jul 2009, 17:52 by 01micko
pmount the SD card
You can run Pmount and that should see the SD card ok. Worked for me. (k2.5.30.1)


Posted on 22 Jul 2009, 10:47 by Jota
Conexant hsf
Where are the Conexant hsf modem drivers in 4.17 ?


Posted on 22 Jul 2009, 21:47 by BoscoBearbank
Re: Puppy on Acer Aspire One AOA-150
This time,card in left slot was recognized upon insertion. Card in right slot was not recognized, even after multiple insertions. FWIW, Fedora has worked correctly since kernel 2.6.29, Ubuntu (Karmic) kernel 2.6.31 requires pciehp.pciehp_force=1 as a kernel parameter in grub.conf, so it's got to be something related to the kernel config.


Posted on 18 Oct 2009, 17:06 by mc_scRAT
Kernel 2.6.30/31 on Ubuntu, Acer Aspire One 110
Posted on 22 Jul 2009, 21:47 by BoscoBearbank

Re: Puppy on Acer Aspire One AOA-150
This time,card in left slot was recognized upon insertion. Card in right slot was not recognized, even after multiple insertions. FWIW, Fedora has worked correctly since kernel 2.6.29, Ubuntu (Karmic) kernel 2.6.31 requires pciehp.pciehp_force=1 as a kernel parameter in grub.conf, so it's got to be something related to the kernel config.

I built myself a vanilla kernel from sources, made a deb package, installed it on my Ubuntu system. There no pciehp.pciehp_force=1 option to be told to kernel via bootloader needed - both cardreaders work smooth, even without presence of card during boottime. So I guess it's Ubuntu kernel patch making pciehp module into so strange situation.