Drake Puppy 0.1

Here it is, the first (alpha) release of Drake Puppy, built from Mageia 1 binary packages. Also known as Pupdrake and Puppia.

Built with kernel. I should compile a later kernel for Drake Puppy.

X starts automatically. Perhaps a first-start configuration GUI as used in Lucid would be appropriate in the next Drake Puppy.

Anyway, for anyone who want to play with this pup:

Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 22:26


Posted on 4 Jul 2011, 2:36 by Sage
Cannot Display This Video Mode!

"Perhaps a first-start configuration GUI as used in Lucid would be appropriate in the next Drake Puppy"

- essential! Not only needed a hard reset, but a power switch-off to reclaim my machine.

Mandrake was where I came in. Left them several years ago when Puppy first appeared. They wasted far too much of my time and effort with their non-functioning code. Good riddance.

Posted on 4 Jul 2011, 23:57 by 8-bit
Package Manager glitch
There have been reports in a bug thread on murga-linux/puppy that applications other than pet packages are failing to install correctly.
By this, I mean blank files and also missing files after attempted install.

Posted on 6 Jul 2011, 18:50 by CorianSpirit
I tried Drake 0.1.

It is much faster in loading/shutting down/executing apps compared to Lucid or Wary.

Movie cannot watch full screen. But not important for me.

Sometimes boot from USB without HD still fail even with setting pmedia=usbflash in the isolinux cfg file. If this happen, pressing F3 and typing puppy pmedia=usbflash will help Drake find the sfs files.

I am sticking to this puppy for now.

Great job Barry.

Posted on 6 Jul 2011, 21:12 by BarryK
Re F3
You don't have to press F3, that is only to display the advanced menu information.