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Old 06-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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puppy linux newbie; 2 questions?

first, how can i tell if i did a frugal or full install of puppy 421?

2nd, why does this guide give me this error?

error message: cp target `/mnt/hda2/ is not a directory

Currently, installing the "devx" file in a Type 2 (full) hard drive installation is more complicated, and you can't undo it. It involves some steps....

2. Click on the devx_xxx.sfs in a ROX-Filer window to mount it.
3. Open a terminal in the mounted directory.
6. # cp -a --remove-destination ./* /mnt/hda2/
7. # sync
8. Close the terminal.
9. Click on the devx_xxx.sfs file to unmount it

Note, the '--remove-destination' option is essential. If you only use '-f' to force overwrite, it will follow (dereference) a symlink, that can cause unexpected overwrites.
Old 06-04-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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Well, does the directory exist? Because it thinks it isn't.


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