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Old 08-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
TelescopeTom
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Not enough drive space to download OpenOffice.


I'm booting Puppy 5.0.1 from a CD. I want to install OpenOffice so I can view PowerPoint files.
My hard drive is 40 gig with 23 gig of free space. While downloading OpenOffice the download stops and gives an error message about "Not enough Linux drive space to complete download"
The hard drive is formatted as VFAT and without a CD in the drive will boot Windoze 2000.
How do I give Linux (Puppy) more space to use on this hard drive?

Remember I'm pretty green with Linux.

Thanks,
TelescopeTom
 
Old 08-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Hi -

It sounds like you're NOT using your hard drive (hence the problem).

SOLUTION:
You need to do three things:
1. "mount" a Linux filesystem on your hard drive

2. Before doing this, you need to create a "mount point"

3. Finally, you need to explicitly "Save as" to insure Open Office gets copied to the hard drive (instead of some arbitrary default location).

Here's how to do a "mount" a under Puppy Linux:

http://puppylinux.org/main/

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=2996

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/ROXfiler

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=2163

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