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How do I install Puppy Linux to a Partition (for mike w)


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#1 rburkartjo

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

i have about 15 versions of linux installed. puppy still is the hardest. i have a terabite of hard space. have puppy on a thumb drive. want to install alongside of one of my partitions. how do i proceed. tks/cheesemaker :lmao:

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Edited by Al1000, 22 October 2017 - 01:41 PM.

quote:He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows,nor judge all he sees.'

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#2 Mike_Walsh

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

Hallo, rburkartjo. I assume 'tis moi to whom the thread title refers, yes?  :P

 

Gawd, man; there's nowt hard about Puppy at all. Why d'you think a dunderhead like me is using it in preference to the 'big boys'.....especially given that many see Pup as a 'toy' distro? (See this condescending reply to one of my posts on LinuxQuestions...)

 

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/which-distro-is-best-for-parallel-installation-with-win-vista-4175614536/#post5764584

 

Anyways... Back to your query. Depending on the Pup in question, despite that the 'frugal'-installed Pup is what I would recommend, your major problem is going to be that GRUB2 simply doesn't 'see' the 'frugal' Puppy. 

 

 

Your two options are going to be to either create a small partition for Puppy (no more than 10 GB, max) and do a 'full' install (which is not the recommended way, but it does work).....or do a 'frugal' install to USB, and just change the BIOS boot order to select USB first. To run Pup, insert the USB stick, and power on; for any other distro, remove the USB stick, and GRUB2 will take over as normal.

 

Since you already have Puppy on a USB stick, I would carry on as you already are. It's the way nearly half the Puppy users worldwide run the little darlings; since Puppy runs in RAM (the fastest component of any machine), installing to disk merely speeds up the boot times somewhat. It's the speed your RAM is clocked at which affects Puppy's operation the most.....

 

Does any of that make sense?

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


Edited by Mike_Walsh, 21 October 2017 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:40 AM

yes it makes sense thanks for the help. have a lot more questions. will post to this thread if okay with you


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

No worries, mate. This thread's fine with me.....unless you want to use 'Puppy Corner' instead.

 

Up to you.

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


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