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Installing Puppy to hd; partitioning questions
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trentster222


Joined: 29 Jul 2005
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Location: Norman, Oklahoma

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 12:45    Post subject:  

ugh, after my genius idea of making 3 partitions, one fat32, one linux, and one linux swap, puppy loads into the ramdisk, and freezes before I get to pick my resoultion. Time for another reformat!
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trentster222


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 13:00    Post subject:  

Okay, its running off of the cd, but..This will let me get all my partitions correct before installing. I am running cfdisk on hda seeing as its the only harddrive I have. It currently has only freespace, and no partition. How should I begin partitioning it?
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Ian
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 13:20    Post subject:  

Boot the Puppy CD and use fdisk or cfdisk from the commandline to create a Linux native partition and a Linux swap partition.
The swap partition should be twice the size of the RAM in your machine.

Then use the mkfs command to format the Linux native partition which should be hda1:

mke2fs /dev/hda1

then the swap partition

mkswap /dev/hda2

then when you install Puppy you will have to use the swapon command to start using the swap partition.

There is more information about swap partitions on the forum so if you do a search you will find out more.
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trentster222


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 13:25    Post subject:  

thank you! I will try that out. Oh, and sorry about making you read on and on about my problems!
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Ian
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 13:26    Post subject:  

To create the partitions using cfdisk just follow the menu at the bottom it is reasonably easy especially if you have been using a commandline tool to create partitions.

You only have to ensure that you make the Linux native partition an ext2 partition and the swap a swap partition.
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trentster222


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 13:34    Post subject:  

OK everything is working yay!
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raffy

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 21:03    Post subject: Direct advise  

This is not usual, but to shorten your agony:
[EDIT: The posts above were inserted before this one landed the forum - think about multiple time zones Smile ]

using fdisk, create then write (save)

part 1 - FAT/Win95 (at least 256 MB to take in pup001 that is created by Puppy at boot time)
part 2 - Linux/83 partition (at least 500 MB)
part 3 - Linux Swap partition (at least 128 MB, or 2X your RAM)

After saving (write), reboot and format the Win95 partition.

Reboot using this time the Puppy CD then install to hard disk (option 2).

Good luck!

PS - This is a fool-proof plan, and Part 1 will be useless once Puppy is installed (but you can use it for data backup). Or you can try installation without part 1 - let's see if Puppy can immediately use the swap partition using the CD.

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