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How do I install Puppy to HD without floppy?(Solved)
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Freedom


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul 2005, 06:50    Post subject: Re: Yes, press 3 at boot time  

raffy wrote:
Yes, it is the fact that Puppy saves files to partition1 (the one available) that's preventing Freedom from using /dev/hda1 for the Puppy install. So just reboot and press 3 at boot time to prevent Puppy from using the hard disk for saving "pup001". When the boot script asks later, do not enter any partition name (just press ENTER).


Thank you Barry and raffy for the responses.
I am still very unfamiliar with the command line and do very little with it.
But I will try raffys directions. 1.03 does very well from the hard drive.
I will need to get another small drive that I can try loading 1.04 on to. I have 1.03 on the other drives at the moment and well you know how the old saying goes.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it"
Them other drives are not broke any more thanks to Puppy Linux and raffys great directions.

One more thing. What is the web sight that holds Puppy's source code.
Reason? Over the years at the other Linux forum many people have come in asking questions about the source code for that OS, Where they can get a copy of the GPL License and the like. So I added links to them in my signature area. I have most of it there now but I do not know the address to the Puppy source.

Also let me say that the individual who did the dot pup file install.
EXCELLENT Cool Cool Cool work. They work perfectly every time. Have downloaded and installed many in the last week that I have been playing with Puppy.

I hold the forum members and Distro employees of the Linspire forum in high regard for their timely answers and courteous manners in those forums, and I have to say that the members and Puppy developers here are in the same caliber as those.

It is very good to see that there are REAL Linux forums out here that treat and great new users with proper manners and respect instead of the much expected snobbery. Puppy Linux and these forums are a refreshing change to much of the Linux community that unfortunately still wrongly believes that Linux should only be for the best of the best, and not for every one.

Again, Congratulations on an excellent OS.

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2005, 12:52    Post subject: Easy install to harddrive  

Hi, don't know if anyone is still monitoring this thread but like Freedom, I work on a project that refurbishes old computers and then gives them to schools , chruches, missons, retirement homes, etc. I have been working with Linux for a couple of years looking for a distro that will work on the low end hardware we get like 166mhz P1's. To date my picks have been DSL (Debian based) & Amigo (zipslack based). I had made a list of applications/capabilities that the distro should have and had been slowly trying to adding them to Amigo without bloating it to much.
Recently I found Puppy Linux and as you know it is both small and flexable, it also already had almost all the capabilities on my list. I have gone through all the hard drive install how to's and tried PUPWIN98.ZIP (didn't work at all). Again Like Freedom I needed something quick and easy. So, I created a single PUPDOS.EXE file that does the job. On a new drive takes just 4 steps, partition drive (fat16 or 32), format drive (make bootable), copy PUPDOS.EXE file to drive, run PUPDOS.EXE. That's it, just reboot & type LINUX. PUPDOS.EXE can also be run on an existing W9x drive and you get the ability to run both W9x and Puppy. I've installed on a 166mhz, 64mb ram 500mb HD & runs good I'll be glad to share PUPDOS.EXE with anyone interested in testing or using it. Just need some place to host the 62mb file.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2005, 15:36    Post subject:  

I built PupWin98.zip and am willing to drop it in favor of something better. I ain't proud. Just looking for the best, easiest, safest way to get Puppy running without CD. I'm concerned with distributing anything as an exe file because many are rightly fearful about downloading an executable from the Internet.

So, I'd like to see your PUPDOS.EXE and, if it works for me, I'll host it at my freeVEDA.org web site.

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