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Old 01-22-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
Jim VE7ROX
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Install Puppy Linux To A Hard Drive


I wonder if anybody knows how to install Puppy Linux on to a hard drive? I downloaded lupo-520.iso and burned it on to a CD. I then booted up with this CD and Puppy Linux appeared on the screen. I was
quite impressed with the speed, especially on an older, slower computer. With a hard drive ready to go,
I clicked "Install" on the desktop and then clicked "Universal Installer". A box appeared that said
"Choose Media" and I selected "Internal (IDE or SATA) hard drive". Another box appeared asking "Choose
what drive to install to", with a highlighted item called "sda ATA WDC WDG600BB-75CA size 55.90 GiB", obviously detecting the hard drive that I was intending to install to.

After clicking "OK", a box appeared stating "Here is what Puppy has found out about the chosen drive:
sda1 ext4, size 54.48 GiB". A prompt appears below this, saying "Install Puppy to sda1". Below this
prompt is a lot of information regarding "Filesystem in partition" and so on. After clicking the box to the right of "Install Puppy to sda1", another box appears called "Sanity Check", with info regarding a
partition sanity check before continuing, and info regarding sda1. This is where the stumbling block is.
I'm not sure what to do. When I do an install of Lucid Lynx, there is a checkmark box that simply says
"Erase and use entire disk", which is what I want to do with Puppy Linux. Anybody know what to do at this point?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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I haven't installed Puppy to a hard drive in a while, but if you're going to wipe the whole disk, just go with your gut.
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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I think you just need to go further with sanity check and finish your installation.
Just out of interest, why are you doing full install of Puppy? It is not recommended method even by developers. Usually frugal install works OK.
 
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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Installing Puppy To A Hard Drive

Thank you for the information. I have successfully installed Puppy to a USB Flash Drive and am using it right now to post this reply. Just learning the system now.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thank you for the information. I have successfully installed Puppy to a USB Flash Drive and am using it right now to post this reply. Just learning the system now.
Great news!
Good luck in your learnings!
 
  


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