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Author Topic: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.  (Read 3293 times)

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Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:53:05 PM »

I decided to try PCLinux on a faster machine (Pentium 4, 1.8MHz 38 gig HDD, 525 Mb Ram) and I'm half way through the install .
Running the live CD on this machine is a lot better with no issues with missing icons (I think that was not enough Ram ) Also the audio has been detected ok.

Because I'm running out of my ISP download limit this month I do not want to download again the 606Mb of upgrades so can I transfer them from the other machine I installed to the other day.
Q1..Do you know were they are stored, and can I just copy them over and somehow install them ?.

Ps It's just finished the HDD install and it all looks ok.
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Re: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 11:15:31 PM »

I'm afraid I don't know where the upgrade downloads are stored in PCLinuxOS. On this Debian system they are in /var/cache/apt/archives, and I guess it will be somewhere similar for PCLOS.
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Re: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 09:47:47 AM »

Given that the other machine was well b0rked I think you'd be better leaving this until you can download them again.
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Re: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 05:18:15 PM »

Given that the other machine was well b0rked I think you'd be better leaving this until you can download them again.

Why ? If I can find where the upgrades are stored I could transfer them to the new Machine.  (helps to pass away dark winter nights  ;) )

The other machine was not a good enough spec, maybe I should have tried 'Pclinux Tinyme' on that . (I may do that ).

 http://www.mypclinuxos.com/doku.php/tinyme:home
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 10:01:10 PM »

If I were you then I wouldn't have any confidence that the upgrades were correct given that the base install quite obviously wasn't correct. Your choice  though :)
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Re: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 10:22:23 PM »

If I were you then I wouldn't have any confidence that the upgrades were correct given that the base install quite obviously wasn't correct. Your choice  though :)

I have use the same Live CD to install on the new (faster) machine with no problems.
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Re-Installing PCLinux To A Faster Machine.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 12:15:03 AM »

NOTE if you want to save your downloads when using synaptic you must go to the properties tab and change to ' NOT delete the file when closing'  or you will loose them.
 The file folder is    /var/cache/apt/archives    folder on PCLos 2007

 Hope this info will help anyone . :)
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet