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Old 11-30-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Dual Boot Problem


Hi there can anyone help me with this problem?
I have a dual boot system with two partitions C: D:
On C: drive Windows XP while D: has Linux Puppy.
I have to reinstall Puppy because its not complete.
Now I have formatted D drive and want to put another Puppy install on D to make the dual boot. How do I go about this in my circumstances. Originally GRUB4 was used. Please help. By putting a copy puppy ISO on D:, yes it does not work. Needless to say I have done something wrong.
 
Old 11-30-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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How did you format what you refer to as drive D? Obviously, you can't do it from windows as it doesn't understand Linux filesystems. You can't do it from the installed Puppy because you would be trying to format the partitiion you are using.

The standard method would be to download the Puppy iso file, then use whatever software you have on xp to burn the file as a bootable image to a CD. I don't think xp has it in a default install so you will probably need to download some software to create the bootable CD. You could also use something like unetbootin or pendrivelinux on a xp to create a bootable flash drive. You should probably try to familiarize yourself with Linux naming conventions for drives/partitions as you won't see any "D" partition.
 
Old 11-30-2015, 06:15 PM   #3
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Apparently you can - puppy provide a zip holding an exe install for XP documented this page. Simple google found it - the OP should also have been able to find it.

Never tried it, and it's been many years since I tested grub4dos.
 
Old 12-01-2015, 12:10 AM   #4
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Here's what Linux partitions look like:

Code:
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048  1859435640   929716796+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb2      1859435641  1863025483     1794921+  83  Linux
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...itioningBasics
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=282018

HTH
 
Old 12-01-2015, 09:24 AM   #5
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Might help or not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxVOH3mo3Gw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyHr-yGtTSw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtYhl-7SqI

There is more there where that came from
 
Old 12-01-2015, 09:29 AM   #6
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Apparently you can - puppy provide a zip holding an exe install for XP documented this page. Simple google found it - the OP should also have been able to find it.

Never tried it, and it's been many years since I tested grub4dos.
I've used it on a Windows 7 laptop. It installs Puppy inside of Windows 7 as a program that windows can see in revo uninstaller or add remove programs. It installs grub4dos but does not remove Windows MBR.
So if you wish to uninstall it. Like I did . Your Windows MBR screen comes back in control.

Pretty Nifty really. I uninstalled mine because Windows update did not like what I did,
Installing Puppy inside of Windows 7 gave it a hissy fit on updater.

It is pretty easy peasy to use though. At least for me.

Edit: forgot links to the .exe I used

https://www.mediafire.com/?5ah0d0rzcz5cc#wkmzbwskq2sxt

https://www.mediafire.com/?5ah0d0rzcz5cc#wuzttx0lu4wev

https://www.mediafire.com/?5ah0d0rzcz5cc

Edit 2: if the OP decides to go this route. Get rid of the D partition and just merge it into C. No need for D using this and it may not work outside of using C.
Because it installs like a program INSIDE of a working Windows install.

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-01-2015 at 09:46 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #7
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Hi there thank you all for the great replies.
I think I have learned one no no, ISO files are not drag-and-drop.
I will try the various suggestions however.
Thanks again.
 
Old 12-01-2015, 07:48 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pianoforte361 View Post
Hi there thank you all for the great replies.
I think I have learned one no no, ISO files are not drag-and-drop.
I will try the various suggestions however.
Thanks again.
You're welcome.

Nope, .iso files are not drag and drop.
When I use Xfburn to burn the .iso image of a distribution I tell Xfburn to burn that .iso as an image.

You can't go wrong by following yancek's advice.
He has been my help in the past and I had good success.

You could also use g-parted Live to delete the Puppy Linux partition if you want to.
http://gparted.org/download.php
 
  


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