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How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD
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nic2109

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun 2008, 09:46    Post_subject:  

smokey01 wrote:

nic2109, is there any benefit of installing (frugal) to EXT3 rather than EXT2?

Sorry but you credit me with more knowledge than I have. I really have no idea beyond what was posted earlier in this thread about that - you'll need to try and prompt an expert into replying!

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jun 2008, 17:38    Post_subject:  

nic2109 wrote:
smokey01 wrote:

nic2109, is there any benefit of installing (frugal) to EXT3 rather than EXT2?

Sorry but you credit me with more knowledge than I have. I really have no idea beyond what was posted earlier in this thread about that - you'll need to try and prompt an expert into replying!


Thanks anyway.
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2008, 15:38    Post_subject:  

CatDude,
just to add my thanks for an excellent how-to Exclamation
following my battles with an old laptop (also greatly assisted by your article), I have had a go at wiping out a desktop and doing full install on HDD.
It took fifteen minutes and apart from the hang up at the boot screen (overcome by changing timeout to 0 ) it was dead easy Cool

Another happy customer Laughing
Thanks

Chris
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2008, 18:12    Post_subject:  

Hello bambuko

bambuko wrote:
CatDude,
just to add my thanks for an excellent how-to Exclamation
following my battles with an old laptop (also greatly assisted by your article), I have had a go at wiping out a desktop and doing full install on HDD.
It took fifteen minutes and apart from the hang up at the boot screen (overcome by changing timeout to 0 ) it was dead easy Cool


Very glad to here it was of help to you.
As to the timeout, MaZZly pointed out how to get it to boot straight to the desktop in the second post.
Personally i like a timeout of at least several seconds, as i have quite a few different puppies installed, both Full & Frugals,
and it allows me to easily select whatever i decide i want to boot into.

Anyway its good to know that you found it "dead easy" Cool
Dont you just love Puppy Laughing

bambuko wrote:

Another happy customer Laughing
Thanks

Chris


Your very welcome mate.

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ErosP

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2008, 18:12    Post_subject:  Kudos for Catdude - make this a sticky!  

As a Linux newbie, this is the best and simplest tutorial I have seen on installing Puppy to a HDD. I vote we make this a sticky and have it as the defacto how-to for installing!

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CatDude


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2008, 10:35    Post_subject: Re: Kudos for Catdude - make this a sticky!  

Hello ErosP

ErosP wrote:
As a Linux newbie, this is the best and simplest tutorial I have seen on installing Puppy to a HDD. I vote we make this a sticky and have it as the defacto how-to for installing!

Regards, Eros


Thankyou for the kind remarks, i am glad that you found this howto helpful.
As to making it a sticky, well thats down to the moderators or someone i suppose.

Again thankyou

CatDude
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jcrichardson30360

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2008, 22:19    Post_subject: Problems with GRUB on Dell Lattitude LM P166  

Since my OLD laptop can't boot from a floppy, I did a reformat/full install from my desktop using a 2.5" USB external case and all seemed to go as expected.

I then pulled it out of the case and installed it in my laptop and when it gets to the GRUB loader screen it kicks out an "Error 18" almost immediately. Any idea what that error is and where I might be going wrong?

I'm trying to breath new life into this dinosaur of a laptop and looks like Puppy will be the ticket... IF I can get it on my system.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jul 2008, 07:32    Post_subject:  

Hi jcrichardson30360

Welcome to the kennels mate.

With regard to your error message, here is what it says in the GNU GRUB Manual 0.97

Quote:

18 : Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS
This error is returned when a read is attempted at a linear block address beyond the end of the BIOS translated area.
This generally happens if your disk is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for (E)IDE disks on older machines or larger than 8GB in general).


I would suggest that you start a new thread over in the beginners section,
maybe something like "Full Install GRUB Error 18"
then hopefully some of the forums experts will see it and respond.

I also suggest that you provide as much information as possible,
things like:

Make & Model of Laptop (i only just seen it, in the sub heading)
How much RAM it has
What size HDD it has (and how you have it partitioned, sizes & formats)
Puppy version you are using.

The more info you provide, the more likely someone can help you.

CatDude
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robertito

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul 2008, 11:23    Post_subject:  

An extremely helpful post ! The only thing still baffling me is this: I have a SATA disk and an IDE disk, both formatted the same way. Other distros I've experimented with recognise both discs, but Puppy does not see the SATA.
Anyone got an idea why this is ?
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul 2008, 12:04    Post_subject:  

Hi robertito

robertito wrote:
An extremely helpful post !


Thankyou

robertito wrote:

The only thing still baffling me is this: I have a SATA disk and an IDE disk, both formatted the same way. Other distros I've experimented with recognise both discs, but Puppy does not see the SATA.
Anyone got an idea why this is ?


I cant help you there, try a forum search for SATA
tick the radio button next to Search post title only.
Maybe that will throw something up for you.

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robertito

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul 2008, 14:19    Post_subject:  

It seems it's a question of having the right kernel, but I'm not capable of knowing how to fix it at the moment.
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ErosP

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 16:38    Post_subject: thread bump
Sub_title: make this a sticky!!!!
 

Just me bumping the thread to the top - I asked the powers to be to make this a sticky, I think it's that useful!

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CatDude


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 16:46    Post_subject: Re: thread bump
Sub_title: make this a sticky!!!!
 

Hi Eros

ErosP wrote:
Just me bumping the thread to the top - I asked the powers to be to make this a sticky, I think it's that useful!


I appreciate the thought, and your tenacity.

Many thanks

CatDude
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ieee488

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul 2008, 12:54    Post_subject:    

Terrific!

It also showed me that there wasn't a problem with a portion of the LCD on my laptop.

The top left corner of your screen captures of X shows a bit of fuzziness too which means it is in the photo used for the background and not my LCD.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul 2008, 15:10    Post_subject:  

Hi ieee488

ieee488 wrote:
Terrific!


Thanks.

ieee488 wrote:

It also showed me that there wasn't a problem with a portion of the LCD on my laptop.

The top left corner of your screen captures of X shows a bit of fuzziness too which means it is in the photo used for the background and not my LCD.


I think you will find that it is actually the icon of the house that is blurred,
see the image below where i have relocated the icon.
Still very blurry, yes.

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