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lxquestions000019 06-03-2009 07:47 PM

how to tell if i have a frugal or full install
 
is there a easy way to tell? im really stumped.

linus72 06-03-2009 08:15 PM

Ummm, you would have to provide alot more info than that dude....

You talkin DSL, Puppy, what?
Give all info about your computer and Operating system.

repo 06-03-2009 10:55 PM

On a full hard disk install, the conventional Linux filesystem / and its subdirs /boot, /bin, /etc, and perhaps some others I'm forgetting are placed straight onto the disk.
On a frugal install, they are placed inside a single file, the pup_xxx.sfs file, which itself contains a compressed read-only ext2 filesystem into which the Linux / dir is placed, with its subdirs inside it. There is also a pup_save.2fs file which contains an uncompressed ext2 filesystem.

DragonSlayer48DX 06-07-2009 07:47 PM

To add to repo's post, with a frugal installation, you would also need the live CD to launch Puppy, as /boot and Grub are not installed. That's the configuration I used on a machine with limited HDD space.

Cheers


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