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Quirky Installer improved

April 16, 2015 — BarryK
Lots of bug fixes and improvements for the new Quirky Installer.

Download the appropriate one for your operating system:



The Installer is a Linux application, intended to work on a wide range of recent distributions. I have done some testing on Fatdog64, worked OK.

After downloading, you will need to set the file permissions to "executable" -- in ROX-Filer, you can do this in the right-click menu. Or, in a terminal, use chmod:

# chmod 755 installquirky.amd64

You can click on it to run it, but best to run it in a terminal, so as to see any error messages (as it is still a work-in-progress and may have bugs, or incompatibilities with a particular distro):

# ./installquirky.amd64


Thanks to feedback on the Forum, we have identified more bugs:

I have tested the Installer running in Precise Puppy 5.7.1, and did a frugal install and an install to a USB Flash drive.
Both now work.

There were lots of little bugs, for example I discovered that the 'mkdosfs' applet of busybox can only create FAT32 filesystems, not FAT16 (as required for the 32-bit install-to-drive).

The latest version of the Installer has been re-uploaded to the above links.

Tags: quirky, linux