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Old 09-18-2011, 08:54 PM   #16
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Booted up my 5.2 install so you could see how I find files on cd. Picture is worth a thousand words. This is my 5.2 Puppy CD. My install was done months ago. Use Pmount in Puppy to see
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so how do I get it to boot from my internal hard drive? thanks in advance
Boot Live cd again. Go to Menu>System:Grub4Dos Config.

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Old 09-18-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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Booted up my 5.2 install so you could see how I find files on cd. Picture is worth a thousand words. This is my 5.2 Puppy CD. My install was done months ago. Use Pmount in Puppy to see files.

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Did you see the threads before you sent this one i got it to install but it wont boot off of the internal hard drive.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 09:01 PM   #18
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Edited my post by the time you replied. Go to system and install grub4dos to boot your install. Just follow the prompts.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #19
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ok I did install grub4dos and there is no puppy it gives me a selection of windows if installed, find grub2 if installed, grub4dos commandline, reboot computer, and halt computer. I dont have windows installed and I dont have grub2 installed either. Grub2 gave me problems so i went to grub4dos.
 
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Is Puppy the only operating system you have?
Boot the Puppy CD, open a terminal from the Desktop and run this command: fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command). This will output your drive/partition information.

Did you format the partition before beginning the install?
Do you have multiple CD/DVD drives? I ask this because I installed Puppy with the Live CD in the CD drive and when I got to the point of selecting where to install from, it said it was looking for the Puppy files in the DVD drive, even though I was booting from the CD drive?

Did you do a frugal or full install?
Which option did you choose in regard to the Grub bootloader? Did you install it at all or have you installed Grub4dos?
 
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Is Puppy the only operating system you have?
Boot the Puppy CD, open a terminal from the Desktop and run this command: fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command). This will output your drive/partition information.

Did you format the partition before beginning the install?
Do you have multiple CD/DVD drives? I ask this because I installed Puppy with the Live CD in the CD drive and when I got to the point of selecting where to install from, it said it was looking for the Puppy files in the DVD drive, even though I was booting from the CD drive?

Did you do a frugal or full install?
Which option did you choose in regard to the Grub bootloader? Did you install it at all or have you installed Grub4dos?
yes i formatted to a ext4 then installed.Then the cd/dvd drives if what you mean by that is all i have is one cdrom for my netbook external. I did a full install and I installed grub4dos.

I forgot puppy is not the only os i got but its fast i like it and would like to learn more about it. So thats y im installing it or at least trying to.

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #22
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[The long response below written before noticing that you'd resolved it :-( ... Anyway, glad you found the files. ]

Not sure about the ethernet controller etc ... But did it actually boot up into Puppy, even though it gave those errors?

Sounds like you're making progress, but you could still check in on the Puppy forum I mentioned below ... The problem may well be something they are familiar with (if nobody on here is).

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Hmmm. I am curious now why it doesn't see the files.

What I was explaining to you was what I did, when I put Puppy onto a USB flash drive, so I could have the entire thing boot from USB. I guessed that's what you were trying to do, but sounds like you want to actually install Puppy on your hard drive.

The process is pretty similar I suppose, using the Universal Installer program, and the three files are the same ones I needed to find in order to do the flash drive. I don't know where else to suggest they are ... they kind of almost have to be there on the CD some place, and I could see them right away as soon I mounted the CD and checked in /mnt/sr0 (or whatever device name it was).

Yes, you should be able to install to USB and then to hard drive. (in fact I just checked on my USB system to see if I could do that, and it certainly seems like you could do.) However, to get it onto your hard drive from a bootable USB you still need to find those same files that you can't find right now.

Maybe they configured that free CD differently somehow, but if you download the Puppy ISO directly from the Puppy site, and burn a CD with it, then I really don't think you'll have any problems. I thought it would be one of those things where I was tearing my hair out, but it really was quite easy. Download the ISO; burn it as an image to CD; boot from the CD, and you're good to go. Mount the CD, and then use the Universal Installer program ...(and find one of those three files).

If you really can't make any progress, then you might get other assistance at one of the Puppy forums (try http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/).

Sorry I can't be of more help, but once you find those files it's pretty straight-forward.
Ok I did find those files but it wouldnt even take me to puppy at all so I will try the usb and/or download puppy and try it that way oh and yes i am trying to install to the harddrive I dont really see no point in a live cd. If im wrong please explain why?
 
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Sure, it sounds like a plan. Doing it to hard-drive is fine. Live CD's are often a good way to test out an OS before you actually go ahead and install it ... And, of course, one of the recommended ways to upgrade an existing system. Puppy will work fine from a hard-drive though, so once you're able to figure out getting it on there I'm sure you'll be fine with it. Puppy is especially good if you have limited space/resources.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #24
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well I got it installed and it boots up. I went to the site to download and made my own cd it works better that way and its a little diff then the one i got. so thanks
 
Old 09-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #25
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That's great - well done! I'm pleased you managed to get it installed okay in the end. :-)
 
  


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