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Old 04-21-2002, 03:46 PM   #1
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Question Help me install Peanut Linux please

ok, I went to this site: and downloaded Peanut Linux version 9.2... It came with a .zip file, and a .bz2 file. In the zip file there was another zip file with a .gz extension and some other files. I am wondering if you can guide me through the setup process with that information. If so you are great. Thank you for your time. please help

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How are you going to install it? i.e from dos or linux
Old 04-21-2002, 05:05 PM   #3
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there is a file in that tells you how to install it

R U N (S E T U P) A F T E R Y O U L O G I N.

(a) If not installing from CD-ROM, download "peanut.bz2' & "" to
C:\peanut. Unzip '' in current directory of C:\peanut; then run
"ram.bat", but installing from "boot & root" floppys is most recommended).

(b) If you'd like to install Peanut Linux without re-partitioning, you can
install it to your DOS/WIN partition using the newer UMSDOS approach.

If you'd like to a install to a UMSDOS filesystem, skip this next section
and go-on to 1. or 2. of whichever methods your going to use for installing
the Peanut Linux system.

(c) If you'd like to install Peanut Linux to a real Linux Native partition,
please run "setup" and choose [Parted_MAgic] which will split and/or setup
your Linux partition(s) and swap if needed with ease.

If you already have a Linux Native 83 partition with an EXT2, EXT3 or
ReiserFS on it, you can go-on reading below. Regardless, even if you
have an EXT2 partition and would like it switched to EXT3 or ReiserFS,
simply go-on reading below as the 'peanut' install will guide you into
the newer EXT3 or ReiserFS with no harm to any existing partition(s).

If you do not know your exact partition info. scroll down to the bottom
of this file your reading now and issue one the 3 commands which should
show how your partitions are situated before running 'setup'.

1.) DOS to UMSDOS, DOS to EXT2, DOS to EXT3 or DOS to ReiserFS install

# setup

2.) CDROM to UMSDOS, CDROM to EXT2, CDROM to EXT3 or CDROM to ReiserFS install
Enable the the boot option in Bios to boot from [CDROM] device first. If
your Bios is older and doesn't have this option, you can still mount the
CDROM from a Linux floppy or from running RAM.BAT e.g C:\peanut> ram.bat
First mount the CDROM drive with the media 'peanut.bz2' on /DOS. 'stage1'.

# setup

From DOS or a Windows Partition cd C:\peanut\images>rawrite.exe boot.img a:,
rawrite.exe root.img a:.
[Alternative to above,(If you want LINUX to make the boot & root floppies).
To create the boot, root install disks not using the DOS method above, do
this after booting with 'C:\peanut\ram.bat' press <Enter>, then type:.
# mount /dev/hda1 /DOS
# floppy
TIP: substitute /dev/hda1 with the Hard disks actual location e.g /dev/sda1,
/dev/hda2, /dev/hdc1 - type this to find out where your Partitions are after
booting ram.bat. One of the 3 commands below should show your partition info.
# cat /proc/partitions
# dmesg
# fdisk -l
Old 04-21-2002, 08:59 PM   #4
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I am using windows xp home ed.

I only have 1 partition. Should I split the partition or what. those directions are really confusing, I just need someone to walk me through it...
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here is a site with all the peanut docs.. the top two are the HOWTO and INSTALL docs that might help you...


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