OpenOffice and C-IDE sfs for Puppy 4.30

Barry Kauler has built and posted sfs4 packages for Puppy Linux 4.30:

  • OpenOffice 3.1.1 sfs 176 MB - Office suite that can open MSOffice 2007 files. See the Forum discussion (do not download from there as the format is for older Puppy version);
  • Anjuta C-IDE 71 MB - development environment for C/C++ (For programmers only - use it with devx sfs).

To use the sfs, download from ibiblio and place in your /mnt/home directory (you must be saving files already to your data drive).

Start Menu - System - BootManager and click on the "Choose which extra SFS" button.
Launch the BootManager

Choose from the left box the sfs to be loaded and click the "Add" arrow to place it on the right box.
Choose the SFS to be loaded

Click OK, reboot and start using the sfs!

NOTE: These sfs4 packages will work only with Puppy Linux 4.30 or newer (i.e., not on older versions). Also, you must be using pup_save.2fs, such as with live CD, USB or frugal installation, NOT full installation.

For full installation, mount the sfs by clicking on it and then copy the files to the proper directories of your full install. Click again on the sfs to un-mount it. Reboot or refresh menus. See also the SFS installer package for full installation here.

For feedback, please visit the Forum.

For "GO-office" version look here.

For other languages, see this page.

Added by raffy October 1, 2009 (7:00PM)

Steve on March 29, 2010 (2:43PM)

The Puppy bootloader DOES NOT recognize new SFS files when puppy is loaded on the Hard Drive. I'm new to Linux and trying to use it on an older machine, Puppy looked like a good fit .... NOT IMPRESSED THUS FAR!! It sure has LOTS of bugs. This should be a VERY BASIC item. Does anyone have a fix?


Answer: You mean full install to hard disk? Mount the sfs and copy its contents to the proper directories of the hard disk.

Reader on January 18, 2010 (12:11PM)

From Barry:

From the Forum:

s-kami on January 18, 2010 (3:20AM)

Hi !

Could you send me a short guide, how to create a new pet from original packages?
It is good enough to unpack the hungarian debian packages to a simple directory and pack them into one PET?

raffy on October 10, 2009 (4:53PM)

I added a note that the technique works only when using pup_save.2fs, not in full installation.

EDIT: A link to the SFS installer for full install has been added.

Remaining issues shall be solved by the bug-fixed version 4.3.1.

brin on October 10, 2009 (7:08AM)

>> NOTE: These packages will work only with Puppy Linux 4.30 and not on older versions.


As I've been told by my puppy 430, it DOES NOT support sfs4 and it has to be converted with an onboard utility.

But this info happened trying to install devx_430.sfs, so I have at least a clue.

putting the O.O. sfs in mnt/home it doesn't even recognize it!

rather upset brin

Le~Nerdo on October 4, 2009 (11:49PM)

Anyone make a bootable version with it already installed?

raffy on October 4, 2009 (8:31PM)

You will have to place it in /mnt/home then configure the Boot Manager to load it at startup.

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