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Old 02-06-2015, 12:22 AM   #1
Odav Las
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New install boot


I installed slacko puppy on an old laptop. works great from the usb but will not boot from the hd. I tried the grub5dos bootloader config but got an error at the end that said
/usr/sbin/grub4dosconfig
version 1.9.1
Fri Feb 6 05:17:38 EST 2015
Writing... /mnt/sda1/menu.lst
/usr/sbin/grub4dosconfig: line 1479: echo: write error: No space left on device
Failed to make 'menu.lst'.

Is their an easy to understand tutorial for this. I am not very tech savvy, so a guide for idiots would help.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 04:21 PM   #2
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Please post fdisk -l of your HDD.

It seems your hdd has not enough free space left.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 07:48 PM   #3
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write error: No space left on device
That's going to be a problem. Did you do a full install to the hard drive or a frugal install? What else is on the drive?
 
Old 02-06-2015, 09:44 PM   #4
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It is a new (refurb) 60g hard drive. The partition is 243 mb. The Slacko Puppy is 162mb. I did a full install. I can try a frugal install if that will do. Is there a big difference in functionality between the full and frugal?
 
Old 02-06-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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A frugal install is a Live CD installed to the hard drive so there is no persistence but it would just be the same size as the iso or CD. You can't add/save anything on reboot. Don't know if there is an option for persistence. The Puppy Linux site below indicates it needs 350MB for a full install but it may not be the same for Slacko.

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/InstallationFullHDD
 
  


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