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Old 03-03-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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Installing puppy linux distro into HDD


Hi all
I am using puppy linux 3.01. When the first time frugal install, it was asking for the save option. If i say no, hereafter i can't save anyfiles into the HDD? otherwise if i say save to HDD, every time the HDD will be updated? Can anyone clarify my doubt?
 
Old 03-03-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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A frugal install just copies all the files on the Live CD to a folder on the hard drive. Other than that it is exactly the same as the live CD.

So if you don't have a save file on the hard drive, it will behave exactly like the live cd, and no files will be saved to the HDD.

If you want to save your changes (home directory, installed PETs and DotPups, network and X configuration), you should create a save file on the HDD when you shut down. If you boot puppy from any media (cd, usb stick, HDD), it will find it and use it, updating any changes back to the save file when you shut down.

Hope that helps!
 
Old 03-04-2008, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply
I have chosen "save to sda1" option. So what ever i am copying into HDD it is saved fine. Now i want to disable the save option. I was trying to edit the rc.shutdown and rc.local0 file. But i am not able to find out the exact location.I dont know how to proceed.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 03:22 AM   #4
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If don't want to LOAD the save file, you could just delete the save file on the harddrive. Or you could add "pfix=toram" in the kernel arguments in /boot/grub/menu.lst. But you will still be prompted to save every time you shut down.

But to TURN OFF the save option completely...hmm not sure, you've already looked at rc.shutdown which is what I first thought of.
 
  


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