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How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD (2010)
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bambuko


Joined: 14 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Nov 2008, 18:42    Post subject:  

CatDude wrote:
Hello bambuko

bambuko wrote:

Had similar problems, and the only thing it eventually required was to manually edit menu.lst to account for the confusion created by installing Puppy to HD while the drive was connected to desktop using usb enclosure for laptop HD

But the files he reports seeing are all wrong for a normal FULL install,

I said so, in this other thread on the same subject (although whether I was right when I suggested possibly that it was frugal, is another story... Wink )

CatDude wrote:
and what do you make of this:
jstevans wrote:

cp: cannot stat 'mnt/sr1/zdrv_*sfs" : No such file or directory
Finished, press ENTER key to continue:

Surely the Puppy-411 installer shouldn't be looking for the zdrv file...

mine was 4.0 so things might have changed since then?...
anyway, all this is OT to your thread and we shouldn't be hijacking it Rolling Eyes as you say it deserves it's own thread (makes it easier when somebody else is searching for a solution to the same problem)
Chris
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gychang


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Nov 2008, 00:36    Post subject: Re: How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD
Subject description: hopefully it will give a good idea what to do.
 

CatDude wrote:


This Howto was done using Puppy 4.00 (Dingo) as the guinea pig.

I hope this will help clarify the procedure, for those new to linux.

CatDude
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thank you this is great for a newbie like me.

gychang
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Nov 2008, 07:44    Post subject: Re: How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD
Subject description: hopefully it will give a good idea what to do.
 

Hello gychang

Welcome to kennels mate.
gychang wrote:

thank you this is great for a newbie like me.

gychang


Glad that you found this howto useful.

CatDude
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Andrew

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2008, 13:57    Post subject:  

Thanks very much for this great guide, CatDude!

Just loaded Puppy 4.0 onto my 7 year old Thinkpad and it works like a charm. Streaming an internet radio station over it right now... Sweet! Thanks again for your help!
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2008, 11:55    Post subject:  

Hello Andrew

Welcome to the kennels

Andrew wrote:
Thanks very much for this great guide, CatDude!

Just loaded Puppy 4.0 onto my 7 year old Thinkpad and it works like a charm. Streaming an internet radio station over it right now... Sweet! Thanks again for your help!


You are very welcome mate.

CatDude
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2008, 13:10    Post subject:  

Hello catdude,
I like to have 2 or more puppys on hard drive (full install); so I
make my first partition a tiny grub boot partition.
That way if I muck up one of the puppys I just delete it and
reinstall with cd.
When I reach the point of installing where it says "we now have
the sometimes difficult decision of where to put grub", I just
close those windows and I'm done.
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Pedro D


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan 2009, 21:55    Post subject:  

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CatDude


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Feb 2009, 10:28    Post subject:  

Pedro D wrote:
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Hello Rolling Eyes

CatDude
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Pedro D


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2009, 17:40    Post subject:  

I have a question for you catdude. On step 11, that box called
" New Size (MiB) ", what is the number in that box for?
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2009, 18:22    Post subject:  

Hello Pedro D

Pedro D wrote:

I have a question for you catdude. On step 11, that box called
" New Size (MiB) ", what is the number in that box for?

That is the size of the SWAP partition that i created,
although if you look at the next image it say's that the SWAP partition is 258.86 MiB

I suspect this has something to do with the checkbox next to "Round to cylinders" being ticked.

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Pedro D


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2009, 20:08    Post subject:  

Could you visit my post about problems I have with making the FULL install please? I would like your help there since you are a nice person and seems to be very experienced with this Very Happy . The link is below.
Thank you Very Happy

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=38273
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gychang


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Feb 2009, 17:13    Post subject:  

CatDude, thanks, I will follow this verbatum.

gychang
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scoundrel

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 00:48    Post subject:    

followed the how to and then on reboot got only GNU GRUB version 0.97 .
and something about Minimal BASH ?
below that was a grub> ?

I hit enter and it just keeps coming back with the grub> thing ??

have tried the how to now 4 times and always get this on reboot ??

either I am doing something wrong.. or there is something missing or wrong with the how to .. Embarassed Embarassed
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 07:28    Post subject:  

Hello scoundrel

Welcome to the kennels.

May i suggest that you start a new thread over in the Beginners section,
as i am not a GRUB guru myself, and those that are (rcrsn51 for example) stand a better chance of finding it there.

I also suggest that you provide more details explaining EXACTLY what you have done,
for example:
how is your drive/drives formatted, and what Puppy version you are using.

The more details you provide, the easier it is for someone to offer assistance.


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scoundrel

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 11:41    Post subject:  

CatDude wrote:
Hello scoundrel

Welcome to the kennels.

May i suggest that you start a new thread over in the Beginners section,
as i am not a GRUB guru myself, and those that are (rcrsn51 for example) stand a better chance of finding it there.

I also suggest that you provide more details explaining EXACTLY what you have done,
for example:
how is your drive/drives formatted, and what Puppy version you are using.

The more details you provide, the easier it is for someone to offer assistance.


CatDude
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not a problem catdude.. . as far as what and how.. I followed your instructions to the letter.. except for the ext2 ..I used ext3 .....

this morning I didn't quit reinstalling till it showed a boot screen on reboot .. tried all kinds of changes to your tut .. then finally it showed the boot screen.. happy camper as of now.. Surprised

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