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Frugal install to CF card in IDE adapter. Why so different?
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2013, 18:43    Post_subject:  

I hope folks will forgive me for jumping in without reading the whole thread... but...

If you're using a CF card in an IDE adapter, you don't really need to select the "correct" option -- just tell it that you've an IDE HDD in there, and when you slap a bootloader down, edit menu.lst to have pmedia=ataflash in its proper places.

The Universal Installer apparently doesn't check back to see whether or not the user is lying Razz so it will quite happily do a full install to flash media with this method! I've done it multiple times -- almost all on The Infernal Dell (a Latitude CPi D300XT from 1999).

BTW, my understanding is that ext3 is really the best option here -- it's less likely (vs ext2) to corrupt on a hard shutdown, among other things. (I know I've asked this before but I can't recall -- do recent versions of Puppy play well with ext4 now?)


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