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Old 06-29-2011, 05:25 AM   #16
Karl Godt
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I guess it is possible to install Puppy full to any sd (HD,USB,etc) .
I have not done it to USB .
I have only experience with the typical USB frugal installation with save-file (PUPMODE=13).
I have never installed pkgs bigger than 25MB on a 1GB RAM machine .

There is also the possibility to install frugal without pupsave-file , using the whole partition as save-file (PUPMODE=7) , which also uses tmpfs.

Full installation (PUPMODE=2) does not use a tmpfs
for collecting data some minutes (default=30 and at poweroff/reboot)
before writing back to the partition .
There is the warning everywhere on the net ,
that flash or ssd might wear out by the many writings to it .

Try it , and see what happens .
Backup your installation once a while more often .

And : Use a linux fs and not msdos,vfat,ntfs for the filesystem . For full installations , there is no problem using ext4 fs .
To reduce the writings by the journal , use ext2 .
On a new HD ext2 works ok , though dumpe2fs always shows it marked unclean . I prefer journaled fs'es with data=ordered .

More I don't know for the moment .
Old 03-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by malikge View Post
I have a 16gb usb drive on which I have installed puppy linux.
On the desktop at the bottom right corner it shows that I have a 3.9gb persona storage space.

On my USB it shows 10gb of free space.

Now I want to install Java, netbeans and some other applications on it.
When I install, it says not enough space.
I tried to install it on the usb
but it gave me same message.

Any help?
Try installing puppy using pendrive linux usb installer as normal. After then use the menu inside of puppy to increase the size. Menu > Utility > Resize personal storage file.


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