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Ok, well im downloading puppy on this peace of crud! and im wondering a few questions
1.)How to install it. Every time i run it, it goes to this black screen and never boots
2.)Is it better to run it off USB or CD? does it matter?
3.) how long would it take to boot puppy on my laptop(upgraded to 1.5gb of ram)
4.) Once i boot from it once will it boot fast the next few times?
5.) Will i see a huge difference in performance from vista 32 bit to puppy?

Thanks guys and gals!
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I've only used Puppy about a dozen times, so I'm no expert, but I have found it runs faster USB, and when installed it starts and runs faster the 2nd time. If you can set your BIOs boot order to USB as 1st, then use USB, if not, then set CD/DVD drive as 1st in boot order and use the CD.

Puppy is an ultra lightweight OS, much like how DamnSmall was back when it was still around. Its pretty much a system thats going to be faster than blinking... especially when compared to a system resourse hog like Windows, and especially Vista. With that said, Puppy is also not so easy to use, so if your a beginner I tend to suggest downloading and running Mint, as its going to be a much easier transition for you, and you can pretty much choose any version (on the planet) and it will still be way faster than Vista. Last time I used Puppy, it did the same thing with the black screen when installing, thats because I did not tell it all of my Display information. Yes. It needs all that... and it needs all the same information from nearly every portion of your computer or it does not work/install properly, or at all. This makes Puppy harder to install, but is also what makes it light as fast at the same time.

Having 1.5gb of ram is a TRUCK LOAD more than you need for Puppy. If this is going on your Signature Rig, then honsetly, you could run nearly any Linux OS with any Desktop Environment you want. I have no idea what your experiance level is with Linux, but if its beginner then, as already stated, Mint is probably the easiest transition from Windows. When choosing a version, find Mint 9 LTS, and if its your sig rig, choose your DE based on what you want. Ultra Fast with minimal features = LXDE or XFCE. Ultra pretty = KDE. Middle of the road between the 2 types = GNOME.
    
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thanks and no its not going on my sig rig haha im going to windows 7 on that to game.
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are LXDE and XFCE equal? or is one faster than the other?
ALSO, i cant find a mint 10 LXDE for the usb should i just put the CD version on the usb?
Edited by Mikehunt47 - 6/18/11 at 1:50pm
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are LXDE and XFCE equal? or is one faster than the other?
ALSO, i cant find a mint 10 LXDE for the usb should i just put the CD version on the usb?
Its not "for" the USB. Use the program unetbootin to make the same iso run just like a CD from your USB stick.

XFCE and LXDE are really similar. I wouldn't say they are equals. My personal favorite of these is the LXDE, aka Openbox. It was the same DE that the old DamnSmallLinux used, of which I still use on a very very old laptop as a network uptime monitor. Its is probably the lighter weight DE of the 2, but they are both so fast I really cant compare the two.
    
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thanks you so much your a laptop saver!(; haha thanks man
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also should i boot it in compatibilty mode or regular?
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regular, unless it says default, then just use default
    
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ok it says default but its been on that about an 1 hour and hasnt load anything?
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Yikes! Try the other options then. USB should be way faster... not slower. If it fails to load then Mint changed something and CD might be its only option.
    
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