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How do you do a FULL install of Puppy
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Freedom


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jul 2005, 21:54    Post subject:  How do you do a FULL install of Puppy  

That does not require a floppy to boot in to it.

I Really like Puppy and would like to be able to install it directly to a HD and boot with out the need of the boot floppy. Will there ever be instructions for a full hard drive install for Puppy Linux?

If any one knows how to do this would they be so kind as to direct me to the instructions. Very Happy
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jul 2005, 22:20    Post subject:  

I assume you're talking about the same situation as your post in the Announcements. If your computer can't boot from floppy or CD, did it ever have an OS on the hard drive?
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jul 2005, 23:20    Post subject:  

Use Grub. It is included with Puppy. Just do an option 2 hard drive install and it will give you the chance to install Grub.
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jul 2005, 23:49    Post subject: HD install (repeat post)  

Re-post for Freedom:

Use version 1.03 for that (as there is a kernel problem in version 1.02). Partitioning (and resizing of partition 1) of the hard drive is required, which you can easily do with cfdisk (at the terminal). But as Freedom gives away old PCs, he can use the whole hard disk. In that case there will be two partitions:

first = /dev/hda1 make this as the Linux partition
second = /dev/hda2 make this as the Linux swap partition

Put Grub (the loader) at the MBR (master boot record).

If you will be patient, i will post a step-by-step with pictures tomorrow...

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 01:50    Post subject:  

In the setup menu there is a selection entitiled "Install puppy HD"

I guess that would do it.

As for floppy disks,.. what are they ?

Personally, my puppy boots and runs on a USB stick ("install puppy USB")


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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 01:54    Post subject:  

This has nothing particular to do with your post, just talking shop. Why is it that some many people say to make the swap partition 2x the size of the amount of RAM you have?

The logic behind the formula defies my understanding.

Suppose I have 32 MB RAM, I make a 64 MB RAM swap partition.

Suppose I have 512 MB RAM, I make a swap partition of 1 gigabyte RAM.

There are major distros that use this 2x formula with their automated setup programs.

When I setup a computer, I'd probably put a fairly large swap partition on the computer with 32 MB, conversely, I'd make a fairly small swap partition on the computer with 512 MB RAM, unless I anticipated I would need lots of swap space.

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 06:09    Post subject:  

The thoery behind 2x physcial RAM is for a core dump when things go yucky
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Freedom


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 06:16    Post subject: Re: HD install (repeat post)  

raffy wrote:
Re-post for Freedom:

Use version 1.03 for that (as there is a kernel problem in version 1.02). Partitioning (and resizing of partition 1) of the hard drive is required, which you can easily do with cfdisk (at the terminal). But as Freedom gives away old PCs, he can use the whole hard disk. In that case there will be two partitions:

first = /dev/hda1 make this as the Linux partition
second = /dev/hda2 make this as the Linux swap partition

Put Grub (the loader) at the MBR (master boot record).

If you will be patient, i will post a step-by-step with pictures tomorrow...


Raffy

Thank you very much. I will try your suggestions as best I can.
I have been using Linux for a few years now but still understand little about it.

Tried using Knoppix and Mepis for a long while and while they are very good distros they are no where as easy as the one I use regularly.
Puppy seems a small and very easy distro. I hope I can really start here and learn how to work IN Linux and start doing things.

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Lobster
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 08:15    Post subject: Start  

It is amazing what you can do . . .
I have a feeling XUL is a good place to start programming (try XULplanet)
or tcl is an amazingly useful language

We have a IRC - Use Gaim and a wiki and - so you can chat and learn to wiki

What about using Gimp to create logos and Puppy icons? (Gimp is a Pupget)

How about setting up Skype or Gphone?

Wait I know - start with the Rute Guide perhaps . . .
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz

. . . you will think of something

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