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Frugal Installations

Apart from running Puppy Linux from a full hard disk drive (H.D.D.) installation or from a LiveDVD, it is also possible to run it as a frugal installation, performed by extracting the contents of the container ISO or ZIP file to virtually any type of FAT32, NTFS, or EXT2/3/4 formatted partition.

When a frugal installation is desired it is convenient to have a LiveDVD because it can be used to install the required boot loader (either GRUB, SYSLINUX, or EXTLINUX depending on the formatting of the installation partition). Instructions are also provided below for situations when not using an optical drive.

First acquire the container file (either iso or zip) of the desired Puppy Linux, e.g. Fluppy, Puppy 5 or Puppy 5 with extra multi-lingual keyboard support.

If the target partition or drive contains any files copy them elsewhere if required, because they will be destroyed when formatting.

Installation to any partition using GRUB and with an optical drive

Flash tutorial

Installation to a U.S.B. flash drive using Syslinux and without an optical drive


From within Puppy Linux
From within Microsoft Windows
If the computer does not boot into Puppy Linux from the U.S.B. flash drive follow the instructions in Appendices 1 and 3 at LiveDVD.

References

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46129
http://www.puppylinux.org/main/index.php?file=Manual-English05.txt
http://aronzak.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/usb-linux-howto-puppy-41/
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=54826

Appendix


Determine the device name of the U.S.B.flash drive using probedisk2, e.g.:
# probedisk2
/dev/sda|drive|ATA HTS726060M9AT00 
/dev/sdb|usbdrv|ST9500325AS 
/dev/sr0|optical|TSSTcorpCDW/DVD TS-L462




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