I am unable to run mandriva-seed.
I am working in Pardus 2011 in my regular user account with administrative privileges. I am attempting to install Macpup520 to a usb stick using mandriva-seed (2010) as discussed in the Pardus wiki http://en.pardus-wiki.org/Pardus:Installation2008netbook
Method 2 for Linux and Windows.
At the command line, I made the file executable as described here http://linux4us.org/mdv_seed.php#note2
and then attempted to run the file as instructed on the same page. Pardus returned: command not found.
In Dolphin, I verified that the file is executable and that regular user owns the file. I tried to run it again. No luck.
Using Krusader in root mode, I tried again. This time, I received the following errormessage.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/cx_Freeze/initscripts/Console.py", line 29, in <module>
File "/tmp/selfgz36084407/i586/mandriva-seed", line 50, in <module>
File "/tmp/selfgz36084407/i586/mandriva-seed", line 43, in main
File "liveusb/__init__.py", line 47, in <module>
File "liveusb/linux_dialog.py", line 10, in <module>
File "ExtensionLoader_PyQt4_QtGui.py", line 12, in <module>
ImportError: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I don't know what font is needed to reveal the missing characters above. If anyone needs to know what it says, i could take a screenshot of the message window.
I suspect the important information is in the last line. I'm guessing that libping12.so.0 is a dependency for mandriva-seed and in my case it is missing. A google search indicates that "png" is a reference to the graphic file format ".png", not the network command "ping". Without the needed lib file, pardus is unable to read the mandriva-seed file.
A search on libpng in the Package Manager shows it is not available to install from the official repository. I do not know how to install this file from the command line. Presumably, I would need to download it and then include it in a PATH statement; but, I only know how to do that in DOS.
Alternatively, I could use method 3 in the wiki. I understand that I need to replace "filename" with the name of the install .iso file, and "x" in sd"x" with the drive letter of my usb stick. I understand how to obtain the drive letter. What I don't understand is what bs=4M means.
As a last resort, I could follow the advice on the puppy forum and install pup to a cd before and then use the cd to install to a usb. But I'm cheap and don't want to waste a cd :)