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Can I install from net without burning a cd? /how?
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derwelpe

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Location: Denver, Colorado

PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 16:09    Post_subject:  Can I install from net without burning a cd? /how?  

Yes, I am just a Pup, but an enthustiastic convert from the evil MS world. I have used FC2, RH9, Knoppix 3.2 and 3.6. Knoppix works good enough on my old Compaq Presario 5230, 5320, of, I forgot the number....I want to install P-Lin Unleashed on it, single boot, and then begin to set up for my DBA studies. Can I install without having to burn a CD? Presently FC2 is on there, and it is a barge.
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moritzes

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 16:47    Post_subject:  

If you already have Grub it will be super easy. As long as you have some room on your FC2 partition, you don't even need to erase it first. Download the iso image, and extract vmlinuz, image.gz and usr_cram.fs to the / directory. Edit /boot/grub/menu/lst file to include:
Code:
title Puppy Linux
  root (hd0,0)
  kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 PFILE=pup001-none-524288 PHOME=hda1
  initrd /image.gz


(Change your drive designations if you need to.)

That'll give you pup running in ramdisk (you'll be shocked how fast!) with a 500MB file for customizing.

If this doesn't make sense, there is some good help info on the main puppy site:
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/hard-puppy.htm
A really good grub info page is:
http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/grub/grub.htm

(Obviously you can do the same thing with Lilo, but the lines are formatted a little differently.)
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