Puppy Linux 528JP

Welcome to Puppy Linux!

The Puppy Linux 528JP (July 2012) is updated version based on the Lucid Puppy Linux plus Pmusic_Upgrade-Lucid528-005.pet. Differences with the original are described on this document.

Puppy Linux is provided as live CD's(.iso file). You can use Puppy Linux as soon as you bootup your computer from the live CD. You may need pressing [Del], [f.1], [f.2], [f.9], or [f.12] at the bootup and set up BIOS or select bootup media depending on your PC. Refer the documents on your own PC.

Also provided an installer excutable on Windows. Try the 'Windows Installer' if your PC cannot boot up from optical devices.


Get lupu-528JP.iso (for live CD/DVD) or Puppy_Linux_528JP_Installer.exe (Windows installer) from any of the mirrors.

First setup

1. Country setup

Booting up your PC from the live CD, hopefully automatically starts up the graphical desktop. A GUI dialog for the first setup appears. You may need to change the settings of language, timezone, keyboard layout, and screen size if you want to. Timezone and keyboard is initially set to JST (Japan) and jp(JP106/Japanese) keyboard. Language is initially in Japanese. You can choose English at the same dialog. Another languages support are provided by the additional sfs files.

If the PC failed to startup the graphical desktop, try 'Safe mode' at the bootup option. Select 'Advanced menu' > 'Safe mode' from the bootup menu(it may be friendly interface thanks to the Grub4Dos) by using up and down arrow keys. You will we asked your keyboard layout and offered to start 'xorgwizard' at the last of the boot up process.

The network connection is to be automatic in case eth0 interface found and DHCP is available. You need to connect the LAN cable before booting up Puppy.

2. Saving the session

Puppy usually runs all the system on RAM. All the data and settings will be lost at next boot. But you can save the session on the harddisk or on a USB pendrive. You are asked where to save your session. Follow the instruction given by the GUI. Choose 'NOSAVE' if you want to use the Puppy for a trial and not want to save the session.

3. Additional applications

The 528JP is shipped with the Japanised seamokey in SFS as the default browser. You can install another browsers provided as SFS packages.

Additional applications are provided as SFS packages or as PET packages. You can find official PET's from the Puppy Package Manager, found at the main menu > Setup. Or, you can download PET's available on the internet. Download them and left-click the PET file. SFS packages can be loaded by left-click and select 'Install'. RIGHT-clicking the SFS also appears 'sfs_load' in the choice.

You can delete the PET packages after they are installed. But do not remove nor move the SFS packages loaded unless unload them.


Some files are updated from the original. Next is the list.

  1. New
    • acpid-1.0.10-3
    • defaults-chooser-0.8-20120518-ja
    • dir2iso-1.0
    • frugalinstaller-1.5
    • lang_pack_ja-1.4b
    • libbsd0_0.2.0-1
    • nano-2.2.6-ja-4
    • ncal
    • pupsaveconfig-2.2.4
    • rt5370sta-2.5.3-buffalo
    • winfonts-3.4
    • xine-plugin-1.0.2-lucid528JP
    • you2pup.2.2.1
  2. Removed
    • PupApps
    • PupMenu
    • abiword (moved to the goffice SFS)
    • asunder
    • didiwiki
    • dillo
    • e3
    • fbpanel
    • gecko-mediaplayer
    • gnome-mplayer
    • gnumeric (moved to the goffice SFS)
    • inkscapelite (moved to the goffice SFS)
    • mp
    • mplayer
    • nicoedit
    • openbox
    • pcd
    • sylpheed
  3. Updated
    • ffconvert-1.3
    • ffmpeg-0.8.11-lupu528u005
    • firstrun-2.1
    • freememapplet_tray-2.4
    • get_libreoffice-0.15
    • getflash-1.0
    • grub4dos-0.4.4.v1.8.0
    • gtkdialog-splash-20120321
    • gtkhash-0.3.0-lupu
    • jwm-vsvn-579
    • less-436-w5c
    • network_tray-2.5
    • ntfs-3g-2012.1.15
    • pburn-3.6.0
    • petget-20120418
    • pman-2.0
    • pnethood-0.6.9.i18n
    • powerapplet_tray-2.5
    • pmusic-2.6.2
    • PupControl-2.2.i18n-ja
    • pupzip
    • retrovol-0.12-ja
    • rox_filer-20111022-patched2-w5c
    • sfs_load-1.9.6
    • Startmount-0.5.5-20120627
    • xarchive-
    • xine-lib-
    • lupu528-IU002_rerwin_patch-8
    • lupu528-IU002_rerwin_patch-8a-delta
    • /etc/profle
    • rc.country
    • rc.network
    • rc.sysinit
    • rc.update
    • remasterpup2
    • ROX-rightclick
    • wizardwizard
    • xorgwizard
    • xwin
    • /root/.Xresources

Enjoy Puppy!