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How to do a One-Click Installation of Puppy
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Paul Smith

Joined: 09 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 17:41    Post_subject: One click installation
Sub_title: Installing GRUB
 

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The full-install script uses the Puppy Universal Installer to do the actual copying from CD to hard drive, so it involves more steps. When the PUI gets to the point of installing GRUB, cancel it. (You will have to close five windows to make it stop.) Finish with a shutdown/reboot but do NOT make a pup_save file.
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Apologies if this is a stupid question Embarassed : but if you cancel before installation of GRUB how do you get GRUB onto the hard drive to boot up?

I am thinking of installing in repacement of windows 2000 on an Inspiron 8000 with about 300MB RAM; then hoping that a download of a Linux driver for Edimax nLite minisize USB adaptor will allow wireless web connection through Net gear router ( although I am told a usb connector on such a machine will run slow )
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 18:56    Post_subject:  

PaulSmith;

If you're going to replace Windows any way; just use the
universal installer and mount Grub to mbr.

Visual help:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=201565#201565

usb wifi works fine on my old Dell.
Edimax usb seems to be Linux friendly and Puppy likely has
drivers already included.

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 19:08    Post_subject:  

@Paul Smith: The installer sets up GRUB automatically.
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sidders

Joined: 23 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul 2009, 16:44    Post_subject:  

Ive had a play with the scripts, but not changed them. It was just putting an extra layer on starting the script, so you would have to deliberatly put a password in to set the thing going.
Tested and it works. Basically its just been wrapped in a makeself file.
See this post:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43880

I have dropped it into /usr/bin and symlinked it to a folder in root called whateverilike

To make it i had the pinstall, the pwd script and the 2 shell scripts frusfr and fulscr.
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nbrege

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Aug 2009, 12:09    Post_subject:  

I would like to install Puppy on an old Dell Latitude XPI laptop that I have. The problem I have is that it doesn't have the option to boot from the CD drive, only the floppy or HD, so I can't figure out how to get this installed. Is there some linux boot floppy I need? Can someone help me out? Thanks...
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sidders

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Aug 2009, 12:44    Post_subject:  

I had a problem similar on a csX. I upgraded the bios from the Dell website to A13 (or sonething like that) Could be worth exploring that option first.
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ecomoney


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Aug 2009, 09:27    Post_subject:  

If there is already windoze installed, use the new puppy installer

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=44098

You could then delete the windows program files and my documents which would essentially leave puppy installed on an ntfs partition (yes...we can install linux to ntfs now Wink )

Another way would be to use a puppy boot floppy called wakepup, which I believe then transfers "control" of the boot process to a cd.

http://www.puppylinux.org/?q=wiki/software/utilities/wakepup

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firepants-jr

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Location: Tulsa, OK, USA

PostPosted: Fri 07 Aug 2009, 21:57    Post_subject:  Out of the box...live!  

Thanks, guy!

Up and running w/ a 4.2.1 Frugal install in minutes. I love it when things work. Very Happy
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muklinux

Joined: 09 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Aug 2009, 12:02    Post_subject:  

i have an itronix gobook max ix550 and it has no cd drive i do have a usb can i install from a usb. also will puppy run my wireless netgear card, will puppy be faster than ubuntu 8.04...this thing is slow p3 128mb ram. i just want a surfing pc
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Randy Pete

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2009, 11:13    Post_subject:  

My install was quick and easy.

However...grub does not work...cannot boot from HD.
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Randy Pete

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2009, 13:30    Post_subject:  

Cancel my last comment,

I just re-installed 4.2.1 to HD as a full install.

Now everything works.
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Roy

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2009, 04:24    Post_subject: How to do a One-Click Installation of Puppy
Sub_title: Advantage for netbooks?
 

I am kinda' teetering on the edge here, wondering if this might be adaptable to provide an (any) advantage for netbook owners....

Theoretically, I should be able to boot an disc-burned iso on a full sized machine, use the Universal Installer to install Puppy onto a USB, boot from that USB onto a netbook, and (here is the theoretical part) run the USB Puppy's Universal Installer to accomplish a full install onto a netbook. All this to save the weight / burden of carrying an external CDROM drive around in my hip pocket... but I've never actually wiped everything and re-installed while I've been out on the road, so this remains theoretical to me. I have instead always returned 'home', with my head hung low, and used the external CD to correct my errant ways. (Has anybody actually done a full install to an internal hard drive, using only a normal/frugal USB Puppy as the entire source?)

Would an adaptation of this script / files provide any advantage over the theoretical procedure I've just outlined for (re)installation of a full install from a USB drive?

Maybe as an automated quick-erase security feature for a netbook's internal Solid State Drive?

Wondering/wandering minds... and all that.

-Roy
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SaraB67217

Joined: 22 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 13:01    Post_subject:  New to Puppy
Sub_title: Really, really new to Puppy
 

Hello. I am really new to this. I am trying to fix, umm Question reuse an old Dell laptop. It had Window vista on it and crashed. I was able to load an old version of Windows 98 SE that I had a disk for, but it isn't very usable for my needs. I was searching for a new OS when I came across Puppy, but I am definately not very good at all this. Can anyone simplify all this for a not too smart nurse back in school? Shocked
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puppyite


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 13:32    Post_subject: Re: How to do a One-Click Installation of Puppy
Sub_title: Advantage for netbooks?
 

Roy wrote:
I am kinda' teetering on the edge here, wondering if this might be adaptable to provide an (any) advantage for netbook owners....

Theoretically, I should be able to boot a disc-burned iso on a full sized machine, use the Universal Installer to install Puppy onto a USB, boot from that USB onto a netbook, and (here is the theoretical part) run the USB Puppy's Universal Installer to accomplish a full install onto a netbook. All this to save the weight / burden of carrying an external CDROM drive around in my hip pocket... but I've never actually wiped everything and re-installed while I've been out on the road, so this remains theoretical to me. I have instead always returned 'home', with my head hung low, and used the external CD to correct my errant ways. (Has anybody actually done a full install to an internal hard drive, using only a normal/frugal USB Puppy as the entire source?)


No I haven't done a full install from USB but I can't imagine how it would be different than installing from a Live disc.

As an aside these vendors sell Puppy on USB flash drive:
OSDisc, Puppy 4.3 USB
On-Disk, Puppy 4.2 USB
I’ll wager it’s available elsewhere too if you prefer to shop around.

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sidders

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 14:32    Post_subject:  

SaraB67217 . There are 2 type of install you can perform, a Full or Frugal. Which install you use depends on how much memory the dell has.

256mb ram plus = Frugal otherwise a full install.

If you need to hunt around the forums for info use the Puppy Google search:


http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

More info in installing here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29356

and the beginners help page in the forum is here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=2

If you find your stuck shout up.
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