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Old 01-24-2017, 12:48 AM   #16
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n7rgw,

A lot of people make this mistake.

Puppy is NOT meant to be installed on a hard drive.

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Puppy is easy to use and does not require a hard disk, so the first trick that you must know is how NOT to install it to hard disk !
See:
http://puppylinux.org/main/How%20NOT...ll%20Puppy.htm
 
Old 01-24-2017, 10:42 AM   #17
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n7rgw,

A lot of people make this mistake.

Puppy is NOT meant to be installed on a hard drive.

Extract from Puppy info:


See:
http://puppylinux.org/main/How%20NOT...ll%20Puppy.htm
... However, as I mentioned earlier, it can be "installed" according to a method that Puppy calls "Frugal" - sort of a hybrid between live external media usage and a hard disk install. Frugal was my preferred way of using Puppy, since you don't need external media to boot and use it. Give it a try - the Puppy online documentation should provide sufficient explanations.

Cheers :-)
 
Old 01-24-2017, 11:59 AM   #18
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I can live with it booting from the CD. The BIOS in this laptop will not allow me to select a boot from a USB, so CD is good.
 
Old 01-24-2017, 12:22 PM   #19
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I can live with it booting from the CD. The BIOS in this laptop will not allow me to select a boot from a USB, so CD is good.
.. Excellent. However, so that you know, a "frugal" Puppy setup, even though it's not a full hard-disk installation, requires neither a CD, USB drive or any external media to boot and use. I personally found it much more convenient than always having to insert a CD ... Also faster to boot.

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