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wont start with 32mb ram
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rex
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PostPosted: Mon 16 May 2005, 06:07    Post subject:  wont start with 32mb ram  

i got an old pentium 233mmx with 32mb ram and currently running win98.
it run nicely on my other pc with 128mb ram.

my 2gb harddrive is running out of space for win98 and all other stuffs with only 200 megs free space.
so i cant re-partition it to create a swap partition.

can i create a swap file instead? so if i'm not using puppy, i can delete the swap file.
or, can it use windows swap file instead?

what can i do to make it run on 32mb ram?

t.i.a.
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BarryK
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Joined: 09 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 16 May 2005, 07:04    Post subject:  

No, Puppy currently only finds a Linux swap partition, not a swap file.

Maybe in a future version...

So, you will have to create a Swap partition for Puppy to work in 32M ram. Alternatively, you can install Puppy on the hard drive, but to do that without booting up the live-CD first is a problem... back on the old forum there are solutions posted to that ...they temp moved the hard drive to another pc to install Puppy.
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ezeze5000


Joined: 10 May 2005
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Location: Missouri U.S.A

PostPosted: Mon 16 May 2005, 22:43    Post subject: re-32MB of ram  

You can slim up Win 98 by dumping all but a couple of the system bit map files and all but a couple of system wav files, then back up all doc's and pics to another hard drive, then do a disk cleanup and de-frag.

This should clear up enough drive space for your linux swap partition.

This is what I had to do on an old PC of mine.

I hope this helps.
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JaDy

Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 16 May 2005, 23:00    Post subject:  

This might give you some ideas:
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/SwapFile
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wscarl

Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: NY

PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2005, 01:07    Post subject: Install on 233mhz 64meg 3.2hd Laptop  

Install on 233mhz 64meg 3.2hd Laptop -the old dog runs like a new puppy!
Remove HD from 32 meg system and temp install as primary master on 128meg system
Boot from Puppy CD (1.0.2rc or 1.0.2)
Go to rxvt command line (icon on desktop)
type cfdisk [Enter] and create a primary (bootable) hda1 Linux ext 2 partition
run the HD install wizard
option 2
/dev/hda1
y to take over HD
n to floppy
y to grud
first choice on all grud
when finish shut down (warning!!! do not re-boot in 128meg system)
re-install HD in 32meg system and boot.
if nee any more info email me at: windowsystemcomputers@yahoo.com
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rex
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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2005, 04:34    Post subject: boot into cli mode?  

is it possible to get puppy boot into CLI (still with 32mb ram)
and then do the partition/swap file from there?

if so, how do i do that?

tnx.
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Bruce B
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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2005, 04:59    Post subject: Re: boot into cli mode?  

rex wrote:
is it possible to get puppy boot into CLI (still with 32mb ram)
and then do the partition/swap file from there?

if so, how do i do that?

tnx.


I don' think so. I bet however you could do the hard drive partitioning and formatting with System Rescue CD

http://www.sysresccd.org/
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