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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
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)..
Last edited by magikraven; 10-04-2009 at 08:18 PM.
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.
Last edited by Larry Webb; 10-05-2009 at 05:52 PM.
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.
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
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