Quirky Puppy 5.4.91

It has been a very long time since the last official release of Quirky Puppy! Yes, despite the rather odd version number, this is a new public official release of Quirky.

See the announcement and release notes here:

...please do read that page, as this pup is different!

Download (125.5MB):

Hmmm, I wondered if Quirky is still listed at Distrowatch, given that the last release was November 2010 -- yes, it is still there. Ladislav, please announce this new release!

Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 17:19


Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 18:28 by Terryphi
BK on steroids
Wow, what amazing productivity. Glad to see you are back on PCs/laptops. Must try this later - got to do some work first.

Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 19:34 by aarf
quirky5491 torrent

Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 20:06 by aarf
q5491 ordinary grub boot code

ordinary grub (wait for the blinking cursor to disappear)
title quirky 5491 on sda5
root (hd1,4)
kernel /quirky5.4.91/kernel.qky psubdir=quirky5.4.91 pfix=fsck

naming/numbering of kernel.qk needs to be thought about.

wifi, portable opera, geany, screenshot, savefile, all ok

Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 21:16 by Terryphi
Racy compatible
Booted OK for me using usual GRUB syntax. Clean install performed as expected. Realising that this is a repackaged Racy 5.4.91 I then used my savefile from Racy and everything works.

Posted on 27 Feb 2013, 21:26 by Terryphi
I really appreciate savefile compatibility because as a tester I have all my usual extras available. Clean install testing is important but one also has to use the computer for real life uses. Savefile compatibility makes this easier.

Posted on 28 Feb 2013, 8:12 by BarryK
Quirk 5.4.91 Forum feedback
I have started a thread in the Forum, for feedback on the special features of Quirky:


Posted on 28 Feb 2013, 17:21 by Terryphi
Sfs_load fix K3.8
01micko has produced a fix for sfs_load which causes a crash when used with Kernel 3.8 (Quirky and Racy.) I have tested it and it works but requires reboot before testing.

See bottom of page in this Forum thread:


Posted on 2 Mar 2013, 16:44 by aarf
boot from single file.
so why is this different, needed, or better than "boot from iso" which has been mastered long ago by other distros eg. knoppix