Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 16 Apr 2014, 21:24
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 5 of 15 [225 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ..., 13, 14, 15 Next
Author Message
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct 2008, 06:16    Post subject:  

Hello adam933

Welcome to the kennels mate.

adam933 wrote:
Great HowTo. Thanks for working it up for us.

I have an older PC with two HDs - the first drive (C) has Win2000 on it and boots.

The second drive (F) only has data on it (NTFS format), and I'd like to use it entirely for Puppy 4.0 and have a dual boot system.

Could I use this tutorial, re-format the second drive, and install GRUB in the MBR of the first drive for dual booting.?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.


I reckon that you should be able to, if your confident give it a go, if your not leave it alone.
Just make sure that you format the correct drive. (i will not be held responsible if things go tits up)

Dont forget to create a SWAP partition as well on the second drive.
Depending how big your second drive is, you might want to divide up into several partitions,
you could then do a full install and also do a frugal at a later date.
You could also use a partition for your data, so that it is outside of your install (Full or Frugal)
that way if things get corrupted, you can just do a fresh install and your data is safe.

I have two drives that are split up into 20 partitions (including 2 SWAP partitions)
this allows me plenty of scope for messing about with various Puppy versions, storing data etc.

Hope this helps.

CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
adam933

Joined: 30 Sep 2008
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct 2008, 11:10    Post subject:  

Thanks again CD.

Gonna give it a try.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct 2008, 16:18    Post subject:  

Hello adam933

adam933 wrote:
Thanks again CD.

Gonna give it a try.


Go for it mate.

CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mrd

Joined: 27 Nov 2007
Posts: 125

PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct 2008, 20:10    Post subject:  

Great Stuff!!! Thanks for this thread and instructions!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mrreality13

Joined: 03 Oct 2008
Posts: 95
Location: arlington texas

PostPosted: Fri 03 Oct 2008, 23:40    Post subject:    

Hi all
been using linux off and on for a few years ,Mostly ubuntu flavors.
went hunting for a small quality different distro for some older but still nice machines to expand my linux knowledge and I like this little guy and this Guide was very well done.
so
Thank You!! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct 2008, 06:07    Post subject:  

Hello mrreality13

Welcome to the kennels mate.
Quote:

...I like this little guy and this Guide was very well done.


Thank You,
but i reckon that the person who really deserves the thanks
must surely be a certain Mr Barry Kauler for creating this "little guy".

Long live the Puppy.

CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
shstar54

Joined: 02 Oct 2008
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct 2008, 15:55    Post subject: Many Thanks From a REAL NEWBIE!  

My daughter and I just followed your wonderfully clear, and perfectly graphisized (new word..lol) instructions, and wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into helping others install Puppy on a bland HD!!!!!!

It was an entirely NO-HEADACHE deal, and I'm relieved like you wouldn't believe.

I do, however have one tiny question, if I may be so bold!!!!

She's (my daughter) is now configuring her settings for her wireless connection, which she's had no problem with. When she boots up next, will those settings be saved? If not, is there a way to do so?

Thanks So MUCH!!!!! Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct 2008, 17:33    Post subject:  

Hello shstar54

Welcome to the kennels.

I'm glad that you found this howto helpful, that makes the time and effort worthwhile.

As i am not an expert with wireless networks,
may i suggest that you start a new thread over in the beginners forum.

You will no doubt get better advice from someone there than what i could offer you.

All the best,
CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Chasdog

Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 00:55    Post subject:  

Thanks CatDude - I am breathing new life into a Razz bazillion year old Micro TransPort TREK and you had the exact answer for me.

I run Xandros and Rolling Eyes XP also. I've been trying for a few years now to get more LINUX savvy but I'm not an uber-geek.LINUX has gotten considerably more user friendly and PUPPY looks like a fun way to "mess around".

Thanks again Chasdog (Charlie P from Bend,Oregon USA)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 07:51    Post subject:  

Hello Chasdog

Welcome to the kennels mate.
Chasdog wrote:
Thanks CatDude - I am breathing new life into a Razz bazillion year old Micro TransPort TREK and you had the exact answer for me.

Glad this howto has been of some help to you.
Chasdog wrote:

.....PUPPY looks like a fun way to "mess around".

That's for sure Laughing

Enjoy your time "messing around" with the little fella, you will soon be addicted.

CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
MatNet

Joined: 20 Oct 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct 2008, 19:07    Post subject:  whitout usb or cd  

i have a big problem, the machine that i want to make to go is a 486 prossesor without USB or CD. anybody knows hoy i can to boot puppy with Diskettes. or, in the other side, install putting the old HDD in a newer pc with cd & usb.

Thanks for help
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct 2008, 05:46    Post subject:  

Hello MatNet

Welcome to the kennels mate.

Quote:

install putting the old HDD in a newer pc with cd & usb

That is probably the way to go.

Before you do though, i suggest that you start a new thread in the beginners section.
Give as much info as you can regarding the specifications of the machine concerned,
ie: Make & Model, How much RAM, size of the HDD (you can never give too much info)
and state what Puppy version you intend to install.

I am sure someone has done this sort of thing before,
so hopefully they will be able to offer advice on how to proceed.

CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
puppyluvr


Joined: 06 Jan 2008
Posts: 3141
Location: Chickasha Oklahoma

PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2008, 00:47    Post subject:  

Very Happy CatDude,
This is going to be incorperated in the 4.0 manual, if you dont mind...
Yes , 40 pics do speak volumes....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Posts: 1431
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2008, 11:09    Post subject:  

Hello puppyluvr

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy CatDude,
This is going to be incorperated in the 4.0 manual, if you dont mind...
Yes , 40 pics do speak volumes....


I don't mind at all mate, feel free.
The reason i put it together was to help people get the gist of how to do it,
so if it is in the manual, they may find it easier to locate.

CatDude
.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
edoc


Joined: 07 Aug 2005
Posts: 4307
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA

PostPosted: Fri 14 Nov 2008, 12:45    Post subject:  

Several Questions:

1. Why Full instead of Frugal? (I have repeatedly been told that Frugal is preferred due to the simplified upgrade method. Has that recommendation been changed? If so, why, please?)

2. Why not save after installing Puppy when you Reboot? Is not saving at that point because it was a Full install or is that also true for a Frugal install? What happens to a Frugal install if one does save after the install and prior to the first reboot?

_________________
Thanks! David
Home page: http://nevils-station.com
Don't google Search! http://duckduckgo.com
Puppy upup Raring 3992 & Lighthouse64-b602
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 5 of 15 [225 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ..., 13, 14, 15 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0800s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0111s) ][ GZIP on ]