||This is the main guy. Puppy version 4.3.1 live-CD, with 188.8.131.52 kernel, heaps of drivers and applications.
||Service-Pack. If you already have 4.3 installed, there is a PET package that has most of the 4.3.1 upgrade.
||SFS files are "application combo
packs". This one provides everything you need to turn Puppy into a
complete C/C++/Vala/Genie compiling environment.
your own custom puppy live-CD from binary packages. This requires some
expertise with the Linux commandline and a hard drive partition with a
Linux filesystem. Broadband Internet access recommended. 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-431.sfs (and maybe zp431305.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-431.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 in all respects the same as 'pup-431.iso' except that it has more
drivers. The SCSI drivers enable Puppy to recognise and even boot from
SCSI drives. The Intel modem drivers are for the 536/537 analog dialup
||This is very similar to
'pup-431.iso', except has an older kernel. The 184.108.40.206 kernel is the
same as used in Puppy 4.1x and 4.2x. You might find this one works
better on some old hardware. This build also has the Intel 536/537 modem drivers (but less than above build).
is built with an even older kernel. The 220.127.116.11 kernel goes back to
Puppy 3.x. This kernel does not have the libata drivers so recognises
IDE drives as /dev/hd*. This build will recognise and boot from SCSI
drives and has the Intel 536/537 modem drivers.
||The 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
kernels use Squashfs version 3.x, whereas the latest 126.96.36.199 kernel
uses Squashfs 4.0. The SFS files are not compatible, so I have to
provide this "devx" file especially for the older kernels.