Release notes on 4.3JP

Puppy Linux 4.3 Japanese edition is an easy-to-use way in Japanese environment arranged by the Japanese forum member based on the original English version of Puppy Linux 4.3. Please note that there are differences with the original version besides a lot of Japanese translated applications.

Reffer to Original release notes too.

Different kernels

Puppy Linux 4.3 Japanese edition is provided with 3 different kernels.

Differences from original version

  1. Japanese locale is 'ja_JP.UTF-8', whereas 'ja_JP.utf8' in the original version.
  2. Some reading rules of the main SFS file and additional SFS file are different from the original 4.30.
  3. In a Japanese version, some applications are not displayed in the menu.
  4. Additional softwares only on the Japanese version
  5. Improvement of drive recognition

    The original version has a problem that some drives are not recognized at the first stage of the startup when the PC has two or more HDD and/or bootups from USB thumb drive/HDD. However, the improvement is added in the Japanese version.

Installing Puppy using Grub4Dos

Grub4Dos in the Japanese edition enables easy to install Puppy. Follow next procedure. You need not the Puppy Universal Installer.

  1. Boot from the Japanese edition live CD.
  2. Create a folder at the dop layer of any partition (can be ntfs, vfat or ext2/ext3 file systems), '/mnt/sda1/pup430' for example.

  3. Coppy all files in the live CD. (If you copy them on Windows OS, the file names may all turn to upper case. You need correct the case of file names in this occasion.)
  4. Menu > System > Grub4Dos boot loader. Answer 'OK' for any question.
  5. That's all. Maybe ready for bootup Puppy from HDD. If failed, bootup from live CD and check the procedure up.

Bug reports

Bugs and troubles to be reported to Puppy Linux Japanese Forum. The Japanese edition is modified from the original more than mentioned above. So, check out the original version if you suspect original bugs.

October 2009
Puppy Linux Japanese edition development team