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Jim Isbell 11-09-2007 02:28 PM

Installing Puppy on second drive
 
I am not technically "new to linux", but have been using Linspire and Freespire for a couple of years. I am now trying to install Puppy Linux on my #2 drive and have Freespire 2.0.3 and Freespire 1.0.13 on my #1 drive.

I am here because I was on a Puppy Linux site and that site seems to have gone down so I am grasping at straws to get information.

The problem I am having is that when Puppy installs it wants to take over my Grub Menu on drive #1 and garbage it up. Its done it once already and it took two days to recover from it. So I am real hesitant about trying again till I get more information on Puppy install.

Tinkster 11-09-2007 02:59 PM

Can't you tell puppy to put its boot-loader in its own root partition?

And then just manually add it to your existing grub menu
as chainloaded?

Cheers,
Tink

Jim Isbell 11-09-2007 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tinkster (Post 2953666)
Can't you tell puppy to put its boot-loader in its own root partition?

And then just manually add it to your existing grub menu
as chainloaded?

Cheers,
Tink

That would be great, but it doesn't seem to have that capability and after being burned for two days worth of work I am afraid to try again until someone gives me detailed info on how to do it.

Tinkster 11-09-2007 04:16 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <PUPPY> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Jim Isbell 11-12-2007 01:20 PM

Got it done. Used SuperGrub CD to reset everything then cut and pasted till it worked. I still dont know why the boot starts with the menu.lst in the 4th partition on hd0 instead of with an earlier partition, such as partition #3 which also has a menu.lst on it. But I dont carte now as long as its working. It just made it hard to find which copy of menu-normal.lst it was using because I was expecting it to be the first Linux partition which is #3, not #4 I kept modifying the wrong menu-normal,lst and jiffyboot kept undoing everything I was doing until I disabled it.


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