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cmk77 08-07-2006 03:51 AM

puppy on hda
I installed puppy on a 256MB partition of my harddisk. Since Puppy is 64MB, I though this would not be a problem, so I was very surprised to see

# df
/dev/hda9 24116 221581 7087 97% /
The freememapplet also shows red with 7MB. How come its not 192MB?

I skipped the grub install, because I already have grub in another distro. To boot puppy I added something like

title puppy 2.01
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinux root=/dev/hda9
to the menu.lst. Should I add some boot options? Which boot option are available?

By the way, the Puppy drive mounter only shows the partitions hda9, hda10, ... and not hda1 to hda8.

cmk77 08-10-2006 01:52 AM

If you installed puppy on harddisk, please show the output of df and, if you did a grub install, the menu.lst.

Trobin 08-11-2006 03:42 PM

For what it's worth I do have a HD type 2 install, and here's the info you requesttd.


Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs 4040028 498612 3336188 13% /
/dev/hda2 4040028 498612 3336188 13% /

# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# generated by 'grubconfig'. Sun Aug 6 08:19:21 2006
# The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/hda' is
# here '/boot/grub/mbr.hda.793'. You can restore it like this.
# dd if=/boot/grub/mbr.hda.793 of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
# Start GRUB global section
#timeout 30
color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Other bootable partition config begins
title DOS (on /dev/hda1)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
# Other bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
title Linux (on /dev/hda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro vga=normal
# Linux bootable partition config ends
title Install GRUB to floppy disk (on /dev/fd0)
pause Insert a formatted floppy disk and press enter.
root (hd0,1)
setup (fd0)
pause Press enter to continue.
title Install GRUB to Linux partition (on /dev/hda2)
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0,1)
pause Press enter to continue.
title - For help press 'c', then type: 'help'
root (hd0)
title - For usage examples, type: 'cat /boot/grub/usage.txt'
root (hd0)

I believe the ISO file is compressed and a HD type 2 install is not. Which would explain the discrepancy you found.

cmk77 08-14-2006 02:10 AM

Thanks Trobin!

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