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Old 11-09-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 11-09-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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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?

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