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Old 04-14-2002, 11:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't install peanut linux helllllllp!!!!


can someone send me or tell me how to install peanut linux onto my ms-dos/win98se system.
 
Old 04-15-2002, 12:24 AM   #2
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have you tried the actual doc site of peanut linux at http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/doc.htm ??
 
Old 04-15-2002, 04:11 AM   #3
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you need to unpack the iso (you can mount it as if its a cd if you do it in linux), then make a directory c:\peanut and put peanut.gz (or peanut.tgz) in it, then run linux.bat, its easy to install, but i would recomend only letting it check peanut.bz if you have a lot of time on your hands
 
Old 04-15-2002, 09:26 PM   #4
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what's the iso? is that the win.zip file?
 
Old 04-16-2002, 05:24 AM   #5
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I think we need more information.

What format do you have Peanut Linux in now? I'd recommend that you burn it onto a CD, and install it from that.

An ISO file is a standard format for disk images. This allows you to burn an entire filesystem onto a CD using one ISO file. Most CD burning programs should automatically recognize ISO files by thier .iso extension and handle them correctly.

Unless you want to overwrite your current configuration you'll need to partition your hard disk into a windows partition and a Linux partition. There are distributions that can be installed peacefully on your windows partition, but Peanut Linux AFAIK is not one of them. You could also drop a second hard drive into your machine, and dedicate that to Linux. This is the preferred method.

If what I've just written isn't helping you, I'd strongly recommend that you get a recent copy of Mandrake Linux or Red Hat and using it instead of Peanut Linux.

Have Fun!
 
Old 04-16-2002, 06:43 AM   #6
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the iso should be a file called small.iso, or large.iso. What did you download because i have never seen a win.zip file. If you are installing from windows you can get a program called isobuster which can extract the files from the iso. After that follow the instructions in the readme or INSTALL file to either install from cdrom, dos to ext2, ext2 to ext2 or dos to dos. I would not recommend installing to dos unless you are just looking to try out linux (in which case you would be better with a smaller easier distro - mulinux perhaps ) as it is quite slow. The win.zip file may be a zip file containing al the archive files, extract it and see what it contains, should be a readme file.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 08:10 PM   #7
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Talking thanx

thanx guys, i've still haven't done it yet.but...is there a iso unpacking program that i can fit into a floppy?
 
Old 04-17-2002, 08:07 PM   #8
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You're quite welcome.

I don't know of any, I'm pretty wet behind the ears as far as Linux is concerned as well.

I think we could help a bit more if we knew what kind of setup you are trying to install Linux on. If you give us a general list of the hardware you've got, we could give some more specific advice.

Have Fun!
 
Old 04-17-2002, 08:20 PM   #9
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Peanut has the full iso on their site.....................no need to unzip.
 
Old 04-18-2002, 07:39 AM   #10
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is there a iso unpacking program that i can fit into a floppy?
Do you mean for windows or linux. For windows ISObuster should, but i dont know of any for DOS. you should be able to mount an iso from within linux though, or if you write it to cd you wont need to.

(i love this its great
 
Old 07-19-2003, 08:29 AM   #11
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Hey ....nor can i, i got peanut linux on cd...and i want to install it on blank hard drive ive got. ????


can someone please e-mail me the answer at dr_commanly@hotmail.com

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