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====Steps to Installation====

==Step 1 - Acquire the container file (either ISO or ZIP) of required Puppy Linux version==
~Typically Puppy comes as a set of three files:
~~- //vmlinuz//
~~- //initrd.gz//
~~- //*.sfs// (* is determined by the Puppy version)
~N.B. Some Puppy versions make use of an additional file: //z*.sfs//
~These files are usually distributed within a single container file in either [[ISO]] or [[ZIP]] file format. It is this container file that one has to acquire so as to be able to make use of the Puppy operating system from either [[ download page]], [[ release]] or [[ archive]]

==Step 2 - Choose how to use Puppy Linux with your machine with ==
~This will depend on the media type. Whether it is to be used without installation 'Live', or as the single or one of many installed operating systems. Also if Puppy is to take a occupy or share a [[partition]]:
~~-[[InstallationFrugal]] - typically on USB flash memory, or harddrive, does not takeover a partition
~~-[[InstallationFullHDD]] - typically on a harddrive, takes over a partition
~~-[[LiveDVD]] - typically on an optical disc drive
~~-[[PXELINUX]] - uses network server drive

==Step 3 - Learn about Puppy==
~To get the most out of Puppy learning a little about how it works is useful, see [[ How Puppy Works page]]

==Also on the Wiki==
~[[PuppyVersionsIndex|Puppy Versions]]

==Related Webpages==
~[[ How to do a One-Click Installation of Puppy thread]]
~[[ Puppy Linux Windows Installer - V1.1 thread]]
~[[ How Puppy Works page]]
~[[ download page]]
~[[ release]]
~[[ ISO archive]]

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