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Old 10-04-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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how do install puppy as an operating system


when you instert puppy live cd in the tray it loads, and stuff but the thing here is that it loads to ram, does this mean if i can install it to the hard drive like a regular operating system it will have to load everything into the ram every time.

how do i install puppy on the hard drive like a regular operating system that wouldn't need stuff copied to the ram, only leave it on the hard drive when not in use

include instruction on how to install puppy
 
Old 10-04-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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Puppy runs from RAM to be fast.
At boot you can choose not to run from RAM.
To install puppy to the HD

http://www.ph-islands.net/pupinstall/
 
Old 10-04-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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In the menu section, (of the LIve CD) there is the "Universal Installer"...
this will install Puppy on your hard drive (or on a Flash drive, if you want).
Puppy also has "GParted" to partition your hard drive before installing. Once
installed,...it's pretty fast!
(and like repo said,..you can "opt" not to have it load to ram)..

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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yeah but where i got stuck is at the end where its asking to set up something called GRUB i don't really understand what that is
 
Old 10-05-2009, 05:51 PM   #5
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Grub is the boot loader and if you have another operating system it should give you a couple of options to install to the grub partition or the mbr and it should detect your other operating system if you have more than one. A bootloader is a (must have) to get an operating system started.

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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Puppy Linux gives you the option to install or not install a bootloader as well as the option of "where". It then gives you the option to updat or install as new Grub bootloader. If you have no other OS on the computer you will need to choose to install Grub, not update. If you have another Linux OS on your machine, you can do update or install Grub to mbr from Puppy, your choice. If you have windows on your computer and want to boot from that, it's a whole different situation.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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my system has absolutely nothing on it so puppy is all i want on there

plus i went through the entire installation process and when i shut down and reboot the screen says operating system not found whats up with that
 
Old 11-14-2009, 04:43 AM   #8
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Take a look at
http://www.puppylinux.com/hard-puppy.htm
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/l...les/20504.aspx
 
Old 11-14-2009, 12:48 PM   #9
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well i found out the reason for it saying that it doesn't have an operating system is because puppy isn't bootable without the cd inserted i don't want it to need the cd to be bootable how do i make it boot up withouut the cd

i copied all of the contrents of the live cd to the hard drive will that make it bootable
 
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Did you read the links?
You need to install grub
 
Old 11-14-2009, 02:26 PM   #11
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yes i have, i followed all of the procedures and it didn't boot from hard drive like i wanted it to, i also did install grub

also is ther a way to not make it boot to ram i want as much free ram as possible, how much ram space does puppy take up anyway

ps: i'm using puppy linux 4.21
 
Old 11-14-2009, 02:36 PM   #12
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if you do a full hd install, it doesn't boot to ram, it runs like a ubuntu or other install

frugal hd install boots to ram
a full hd install will use about 1/2 ram that a frugal install does

can you post what is on the hard drive?
are there /boot, /etc, usr, folders?
 
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Do you get a grub prompt when you boot?
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i copied all of the contrents of the live cd to the hard drive will that make it bootable
You need to boot from the CD and start the installation from puppy
 
Old 11-14-2009, 02:58 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
if you do a full hd install, it doesn't boot to ram, it runs like a ubuntu or other install

frugal hd install boots to ram
a full hd install will use about 1/2 ram that a frugal install does

can you post what is on the hard drive?
are there /boot, /etc, usr, folders?
yes there are, i have read and went through all of the procedures in the second link but i still have to insert the cd to use my machine, i am aiming to make it run without the use of having to insert the cd
 
Old 11-16-2009, 10:44 AM   #15
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just tried it again this time with ext3 filesystem (i have also noticed that the video mode that i am using doesn't match the one on the instruction guide will it matter what video mode you use

i was using Xvesa not Xorg
i also tried re-installing grub thinking that it might boot from harddrive but nothing happenes, the computer just shows a prompt saying "operating system not found)
 
  


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