Installing Broadcom Wireless Driver Offline
Pinguy OS comes with many Wifi drivers pre-installed, but due to the way some Broadcom wireless drivers need to be installed they can’t be pre-packaged into the distro. This is due to it recompiling the kernel. If it was pre-installed you would never be able to activate the driver.
This is a Catch-22 for many people. You need to be online to install the driver but you want to get online to install your wireless card.
Thankfully there is a way to download the driver on a computer thats online then copy it to your Pinguy OS system to install the driver.
Ping-Eee OS, Netbook Edition of Pinguy OS
This was built and compiled using the ASUS Eee Netbook and designed from the ground up to run on netbooks. This has more installed then the mini but less then the desktop version. Size of iso is 1.38GB and only comes in a 32-Bit version.
Best way to install this is to use UNetbootin.
Ping-Eee comes pre-installed with Jupiter and Rhythmbox has been replaced with Clementine. A few apps that come in the full version have been removed like gnome-do and Glipper. This was because they did use a lot of memory. Vineyard had to be removed also because of memory usage.
Pinguy OS Mini 11.04
After many requests I have spent the time to build a stripped down version of Pinguy OS.
This is a base version of the OS, it has all my tweaks optimization and fixes done to it. The look and feel of it is the same as the full version but it comes with very little installed in way of apps. It still has Docky, Conky, Mint menu, and Gloobus Preview. All the things so it looks the same as the full version but doesn’t come with as many apps pre-installed. Apart from what I class as base apps it only comes with Mplayer, Firefox, Java, flash, gedit, terminal and the software center.
I wanted to strip as much out of the OS but still keep it so that all the content thats on the web works out of the box. Flash, java, divx ect.
Both the 32bit and 64bit are under 700MB. This version is for people that know what apps they want to install and don’t like the idea of the full version, you pick what you want to installed.
Backing Up Your Pinguy OS Install Into an Installable Distro
A few people have asked me how they can backup their system so they will be able to re-install from it, or to be able to install it onto a different system. With this guide I will show you the steps needed to have a working installable distro built from your Pinguy OS system that will have all your settings and changes saved into it. Basically a Full system backup that is also an installable Distro.