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boot form HD using grub and still run completly in RAM?
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myles

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 18:01    Post_subject:  boot form HD using grub and still run completly in RAM?  

Is it possible to install puppy on a hard drive partition and then use grub to boot puppy BUT still have puppy run completly in the RAM?

I currently have puppy installed on its own ext2 partation but when it boots (if I'm not mistaken) it doesn't run completly in the RAM. I would like to do this as I'm sick of always booing from the live CD and my HD is rather old and slow.

Any suggestions how todo this? Maybe some one has already explained this in a HOW TO but I can't find it.

Thanks,

Myles
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Joined: 24 Aug 2005
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Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 18:10    Post_subject:  

Yes.

copy these files to your harddrive:
pup001
vmlinuz
image.gz
usr_cram.fs

I would put
vmlinuz
image.gz
in a folder called /boot (C:\boot),the other 2 files to / (C:\)

Then add them to grub as you did for your "full" install.
As the partition where the files are on is available as /mnt/home, you can store files there.

You also can put files from /root or /usr there (but NOT on a Windows-Partition):
http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?p=21453#21453

This is how I use puppy - it is extrmelly fast but flexible.

Mark
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myles

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 18:23    Post_subject:  

I've tried to do this but I can't get it to boot. It gives me a message about kernal panic.

I don't have any windows partitions so I copied the files vmlinus and image.gz from the cd to my hda2 partition (ext2) and put them in a folder called boot. I also copied user_cram.fs to this partition. I couldn't find the pup001 file so I left this out - but I don't think it matters as it only contains user settings. I then altered my grub menu so it looks like this
Code:


default  0
timeout  30
color cyan/blue white/blue
splashimage=(hd0,2)/boot/grub/grub-splash.xpm.gz

title Puppy
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro vga=normal

title Super Puppy
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro vga=normal

title   GeeXboX
root   (hd0,2)
kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 rw init=linuxrc boot=hda3 splash=silent vga=0x315 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr
initrd  /initrd.gz
boot

title   GeeXboX (debug)
root   (hd0,2)
kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 rw init=linuxrc boot=hda3 splash=0 vga=0x315 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr debugging
initrd  /initrd.gz
boot



What I hoped was that Super Puppy would boot into the RAM completly but it just gives me the message about kernal panic.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 19:02    Post_subject:  

Hm.. no Idea, sorry...

Mark
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 22:36    Post_subject: Grub settings  

default 0
timeout 10
color cyan/blue white/blue
foreground 00EE00
background 004000
gfxmenu (cd)/boot/grub/message

title GrafPup 1.0.0
kernel (cd)/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 PFILE=pup101-none-262144
initrd (cd)/graf.gz

title Mean Puppy (Murga)
kernel (cd)/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=63488 PFILE=pup111-none-262144
initrd (cd)/meanpup.gz

change the blue cd to your hd0,0 and remove the orange PFILE to end of line

Mean Puppy is the most compact and has usr_cran.fs inside the initrd's GZ so it (GRUB) would not have to search for it.

Taken from grubber-puppy iso
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Nov 2005, 18:20    Post_subject:  

Thanks, that helped me get it sorted
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