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Old 10-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Installation help


I am currently downloading puppy linux. I have already made a partition on my hard drive. Does the partion need to be fat or ntfs or something totally different? I am downloading the iso to a jump drive but want the OS to run off of the hard drive. How do I install an iso? I have no clue where to begin on installing this.

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Old 10-29-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Is this the only OS that's on the harddrive?

If so then you just burn the ISO as a bootable CD/DVD. I use deepburner dvd, you can google deepburner dvd to get the link.

Then burn it is as an ISO image, boot from the CD/DVD, making sure boot from CDROM is enabled and first choice in your BIOS. Then follow the install screens. It will give you the choice to partition your HD and will automatically create the correct file system.

EDIT:

If your PC supports booting from USB you might can boot off the jump drive with the iso and install from there.

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Old 10-29-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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I'm new to linux, but as far as i know, you just make the partion unpartitioned space, as Linux does not use FAT or NTFS. SO just leave the partition as it is, and the Linux installer will format the partiton to the filesystem it uses.

You will need to burn the ISO to a cd, then just boot the computer from a CD. I don't know if puppy linux has a harddrive installer built into it, if it doesn't, you may have to have a look on the site as it might tell you how to do it.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! The hard drive does have XP running on it, but I made a 30GB partition to play with linux. I will take your advice and go from there. Once again, thank you.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 11:51 AM   #5
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Do some reading on "dual booting" before you do anything
 
Old 10-29-2008, 01:42 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! The hard drive does have XP running on it, but I made a 30GB partition to play with linux. I will take your advice and go from there. Once again, thank you.
If windows Xp was there fore sometimes and used it was wish to do defrag before doing anything
 
Old 10-29-2008, 02:05 PM   #7
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If windows Xp was there fore sometimes and used it was wish to do defrag before doing anything
By his post it sounds like it's to late to defrag his windows OS. He already created the partition, so with any luck on his part his windows wasn't to badly fragmented or he may have some issues.
 
  


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