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Old 11-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #16
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what if i were to make it use lilo and not grub
 
Old 11-21-2009, 10:28 PM   #17
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just did a hard drive install with only puppy installed and this is what I did.
1. used gparted to delete any existing partitions and create two new partitions, ext3 for puppy and one for swap. The standard partition size for swap is double your ram amount.
2. run the universal installer
a. select install to ide/scsi hard drive
b. select the partition created in step one to install puppy too.
c. select full install
3. Takes 15-30 minutes to copy files to harddrive maybe longer if running with low ram.
4. at grub prompts select install, not update, install grub files to the partition that puppy is installed on usualy is the default that comes up, install grub to mbr. somewhere during the grub prompts it will ask for video mode, select standard to be safe.
5. reboot, do not save, and remove the cd.

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Old 11-22-2009, 11:42 AM   #18
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how do i make it a swap partition
 
Old 11-22-2009, 03:40 PM   #19
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its one of the options under partiton/format to in gparted.
 
Old 11-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #20
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and a swap partition helps boot everything properly because grub isn't doing its job right
 
Old 11-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #21
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No, swap doesn't have anything to do with grub. Swap is similar to virtual memory in windows. Did you follow the steps I outlined above. Is the boot flag set for the partition when viewed in gparted. what is the error, or what happens when you try to boot.
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:00 PM   #22
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how do i set up the boot flag (newb talking here)
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:05 PM   #23
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in gparted under partitions/manage flags, check the boot box
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:44 PM   #24
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your grub entry should be similar to this
title Linux (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=normal
 
Old 11-22-2009, 11:01 PM   #25
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how do i check the entry
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:40 AM   #26
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the file is /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 11-23-2009, 10:18 AM   #27
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just did a hard drive install with only puppy installed and this is what I did.
1. used gparted to delete any existing partitions and create two new partitions, ext3 for puppy and one for swap. The standard partition size for swap is double your ram amount.
2. run the universal installer
a. select install to ide/scsi hard drive
b. select the partition created in step one to install puppy too.
c. select full install
3. Takes 15-30 minutes to copy files to harddrive maybe longer if running with low ram.
4. at grub prompts select install, not update, install grub files to the partition that puppy is installed on usualy is the default that comes up, install grub to mbr. somewhere during the grub prompts it will ask for video mode, select standard to be safe.
5. reboot, do not save, and remove the cd.
what does it mean when i select install grub to mbr will it hurt my motherboard in any way or touch it atleast
 
Old 11-23-2009, 10:20 AM   #28
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what does it mean when i select install grub to mbr will it hurt my motherboard in any way or touch it atleast
MBR is the master boot record from your drive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record
not the motherboard
 
Old 11-23-2009, 10:24 AM   #29
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well that makes all kinds of sense i have beene installing it to the ide hard drive this whole time (i think nut whatever i have been installing it to it wasn't mbr
 
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I failed to mention to ignore the possibly unsafe warning given for the mbr option.
 
  


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