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This is an old revision of PuppySchoolRaspberryPi made by CrustyLobster on 2012-04-23 14:58:05.


Puppy is going back to his roots. Booting from SD. Moving to a new processor. Making every bit count. Join the Puppy geek adventure for 2012. Woof Woof


What is Raspberry PupPy?
PupPy is Puppy running on the Raspberry Pi ARM motherboard
Raspberry PupPy or RP or PupPy for short, is currently
in pre-alpha preparation and experimentation

What Puppy centric news is available?
Python, Puppy and Raspberry Pi blog from Antiloquax and Lobster
We only have to support broadcom multimedia on the first Puppy build
Once Puppy is solidly on Pi, we will add drivers for other PARM devices
Early plans and promises

What are the proposed spec?
These are likely to change

How soon before Puppy is on the Raspberry Pi?
Guys our worst developer - that would be me Lobster, has a Rpi board. It came two days before general release. Debian, Fedora and Arch have had boards six months ahead of us. More able developers such as Barry, Raffy, Sickgut and others have boards on order.
Lobster tries out Raspberry Pi hardware
Lobster has Pi!
pre planning
The Raspberry PupPy is part of PARM. We are making Puppy available for ARM processors, tablets and smart dog and bones

How do I get an operating system for my Raspberry Pi?
Currently we are recommending Debian Squeeze
(Puppy not yet available) . . . coming soon . . .
We believe this to be the best basis or bootstrapping distro to start with
It contains some Puppy familiar programs, such as Geany and Leafpad
Using Debian Squeeze
Mark (antiloquax) is working on an ARCH based Puppy

Can I have a step by step setup tutorial?
Here it is

How do I burn the Debian Image; the .img with Puppy?
In Puppy Slacko and most modern Puppys click on the downloaded Squeeze zip
It will expand
Move to the directory where the unzipped image is, open a console by
right clicking and select new terminal. Type
	# dd bs=1M if=debian6-19-04-2012.img of=/dev/sdc

more info
The part debian6-19-04-2012.img is the image and if you have a later image
replace with the updated image name

And for ArchLinux?
dd bs=1M if=archlinuxarm-27-03-2012.img of=/dev/sdc

login root
password root
No Window manager just cli
type help to get started

How do I get 'The Squeeze' started?
boot up
login pi
password raspberry
for desktop

How using Squeeze, do I change the desktop image to something Puppian?
Right click on desktop
Change desktop or wallpaper (can not remember which - must have sardines) and then drag the file from USB keydrive or other source (I added a lime coloured USB hub to the Raspberry) to the file selector

How do I install my favourite Puppy programs in the Squeeze?
Activate the menu bottom left
Use the Lxterminal in the top menu accessories
(password = raspberry)
	sudo su  
	apt-get update
	apt-get install mtpaint
	apt-get clean

then run mtpaint (that is an example) from the terminal

How to do I use Mtpaint screenshot?
See the info on installing favourite Puppy programs
When installed mtpaint is in your LX menu under graphics
The screenshot facility in mtpaint is under File/Actions/Time delayed screenshot

What other Puppian programs can be installed with apt-get?
How do I move files from a USB keydrive on or off Debian Squeeze?
You have to change the permissions.
You can do this from the file manager
I changed everything to read/write and executable
In Rox the USB will be visible in /media folder

How do I create an image file of my changes for other Puppy Users?
dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/to/a/mounted/filesystem/filename.img 


What the ffffffffff?
If you are getting strange auto-repeats or other weird behaviour try plugging the USB keyboard or other device directly into the Rpi, or use a powered hub.

What if I am American?
Cure is possible

How do I Boot? text

Can I have Raspberry PI FAQS?
Buying Guide
We are near to ARM Raspberry Pi's release for our smart dogs. After we have Pi hardware, comes the first mainstream Raspberry PupPy ISO with testers, support, derivatives, Puppy artwork (already available), wiki and forum support etc.
Raspberry Pi hardware commitment
RPi Broadcom graphics info

Which Raspberry Pi Foundation resources should I use?
Puppy Logo Join Raspberry Pi mailing list (top right)
Join Pi forum Pi thread
Join Raspberry_Pi on twitter for news as it happens

History of Raspberry in Quotes

In almost every computation a great variety of arrangements for the succession of the processes is possible, and various considerations must influence the selections amongst them for the purposes of a calculating engine. One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation.
Ada Lovelace (died 1852 - early Pi-oneer)

The Raspberry Pi Foundation will be making a big (and very positive) announcement that just might interest you at 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 February 2012. Come to to find out what’s going on countdown to announcement

"With tens of thousands of customers looking to order on the RS website since the launch of Raspberry Pi earlier today, this is the greatest level of demand RS has ever received for a product at one time. We clearly understand how excited customers are about this ground-breaking product and we are working closely with Raspberry Pi to satisfy this unprecedented demand." Chris Page, General Manager, Electronics at RS Components

Absolutely can't believe the interest. We've got the Chinese State Broadcasting "news" people visiting this morning Liz Upton from Raspberry Pi HQ 3 days after launch

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