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Frugal Installations

A frugal installation is performed by extracting the contents of the container ISO or ZIP file to any FAT32, NTFS or EXT4 formatted partition.

Fastest file-system for flash memory drives: EXT4

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 disc drive.

First acquire the container file (either an ISO or ZIP file) of the desired Puppy Linux, e.g. Fluppy, Puppy 5 or Wary.

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

If, after performing the installation processes given below, 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.

Installation to an U.S.B. flash (or external) drive

From within Puppy Linux From within Microsoft Windows

Installation to any Microsoft Windows partition and using GRUBforDOS as boot-loader

Installing the boot-loader to the internal hard disk drive (where Microsoft Windows resides)
Installing the boot-loader to an external drive

Installation to any partition using an optical disc drive and with GRUB as boot-loader

Flash tutorial

References (see next reference also)

Appendix 1 [Preparing the U.S.B. device]

Appendix 2 [Installing Puppy to the U.S.B. device]

Appendix 3 [Installing a boot-loader to the U.S.B. device]

Use either SYSLINUX or GRUB for DOS (recommended).
Using SYSLINUX for FAT32 partitions Using GRUBforDOS for FAT32, EXT4, and NTFS partitions
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