||This is the main guy. Puppy version 4.3 live-CD, with 18.104.22.168 kernel, heaps of drivers and applications.
you on dialup? Look in the 'split-pup' folder, pup-430.iso is split
into 8 separate files for easy download. See instructions below.
||SFS files are "application combo
packs". This one provides everything you need to turn Puppy into a
complete C/C++/Vala/Genie compiling environment.
you on dialup? Look in the 'split-devx' folder, devx_430.sfs is split
into 10 separate files for easy download. After download, concatenate
them together. See instructions below.
your own custom puppy live-CD from PET packages. This requires some
expertise with the Linux commandline and a hard drive partition with a
Linux filesystem. Broadband Internet access required. Please read http://puppylinux.com/woof/
|A word of advice
if you try more than one .iso file, be sure to delete all traces of the previous one before testing the next. When you shutdown the first time and save the session to hard drive (to what we call the "pupsave" file), one or two files off the CD are also copied to the hard drive: pup-430.sfs (and maybe zp430305.sfs). The easiest way to cleanup is to boot the next live-CD with the boot parameter "puppy pfix=ram" (which starts up with Puppy running totally in RAM) and after bootup take a look on the hard drive and delete those previous files.
However, if you shutdown without saving a session, then the above problem will not occur. Thus, for quick evaluation of these live-CDs, run each one without saving the session, so nothing gets left behind on the hard drive.
||This is in all respects the same
as 'pup-430.iso' except that it has less drivers. In particular, less
modem drivers. It will still satisfy 95% of users though, and is a good
choice for situations where Puppy is required to run totally in RAM --
such as the multisession-CD/DVD mode and diskless workstations.
||This is very similar to
'pup-430.iso', except has an older kernel. The 22.214.171.124 kernel is the
same as used in Puppy 4.1x and 4.2x. You might find this one works
better on some old hardware.
||Same as above, except also has SCSI drivers, enabling this one to not just recognise SCSI drives but also boot from them.
||This is built with an even older kernel. The 126.96.36.199 kernel goes back to Puppy 3.x.
||The 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
kernels use Squashfs version 3.x, whereas the latest 220.127.116.11 kernel
uses Squashfs 4.0. The SFS files are not compatible, so I have to
provide this "devx" file especially for the older kernels.
> cat x* > pup-430.isoIf you are running Windows, you need to open a DOS-box:
> copy /b x* pup-430.isoHowever, Puppy forum member MattN has made this comment: