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What other Linux distros will do frugal installation?
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don922

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 07:27    Post_subject:  What other Linux distros will do frugal installation?  

The only linux I have ever used is Puppy. I formerly had a very old machine and Puppy was perfect fit for it. That computer died and I have a new bigger and faster computer. Puppy works great -- I use Puppy 528.005 as my operating system. I haven't used Windows since Win 98 died.

I would like to branch out and try another linux system.

What other linuxes can use a frugal installation with grub?

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 08:28    Post_subject: Re: frugal installation
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don922 wrote:

What other linuxes can use a frugal installation with grub?


The puppy's frugal install system is very original and I have not experience of other distros that use this system. I have instead experience of installing other distros ubuntu like (mint and other derivatives of ubuntu) which can be intalled with "persistence" mode by unetbootin or grub2. Perhaps other distros not ubuntu like support this "persistence" system but not by unetbootin. Something about this question wrote rcrsn51 in an Howto:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67235&sid=4c610c4d4902b143c38ad717e7f639f0

Some informations I wrote in:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87064&sid=4c610c4d4902b143c38ad717e7f639f0
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 08:45    Post_subject:  

What else is on this computer?

If you want to experiment with other Linuxes, the easiest system is ISObooter. Start reading part way down.

If you want to do hard drive installs with persistent storage, your best choice is to make a new partition and do full installs. Read here.

In particular, read the stuff about adding another Linux to your current system by putting its bootloader on the partition boot sector.
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