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Updated Universal Installer
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Dougal


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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2007, 16:35    Post subject: Re: Updated Universal Installer
Subject description: Method to determine if an attached USB device is flash or hard drive.
 

rrolsbe wrote:
BTW... I believe your universal installer is one of the best features puppy offers. Thanks VERY much for your work on the Universal installer.


It's not mine... i've just started improving it in the last couple of weeks.

I'll have a look at that thread, thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2007, 23:28    Post subject:  

Dougal,

I just realized that I hadn't tested the newer version of the find-grub file. Unfortuately I got the same thing
Code:

# time ./find-grub
grub installed to MBR of device |hda|

real    0m0.175s
user    0m0.070s
sys     0m0.070s
#

I'm also interested as to why it is so much faster this time?

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PostPosted: Thu 03 May 2007, 10:31    Post subject:  

I think the second time around I just went over the partitions and looked for the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, rather than use disktype on all of them to see if grub is installed...
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PostPosted: Thu 03 May 2007, 14:08    Post subject:  

dougal,

Does that mean it still isn't working correctly? because it doesn't seem to find my menu.lst file

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PostPosted: Tue 08 May 2007, 15:52    Post subject:  

bostonvaulter wrote:
dougal,

Does that mean it still isn't working correctly? because it doesn't seem to find my menu.lst file


I don't know, I'll have to have a look at it (I didn't use exactly the same code in the end).

You can always try using the installer to do a frugal install and just say no to the grub part (all it will do is copy a few files onto one of your partitions...easy to delete).

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PostPosted: Tue 08 May 2007, 15:54    Post subject:  

I've just updated the attachment in the original post again.

Have fixed the problem with some vfat superfloppies being recognized as ext3.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2007, 04:13    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, I'm afraid I found something strange with the Installer.
I've a number of HDDs including a SATA which works lovely with Puppy.
I have a frugal on sda2, my data on sda3 and a full on sda1
When I came to install 2.16 beta I found the installer offers me sda2 and 3 but not 1...
Strange huh? I tried it both unmounted and mounted but it made no difference. I don't have a Flash drive plugged in at the moment in case it confused things.
I also checked with my two PATA drives and I get offered all partitions on these.
Before trying to install I did remove all the files Barry recommended in the 2.16 beta notesw and then re-booted with pfix=clean.
Any ideas?
Thanks Tony
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PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2007, 04:40    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, you will be pleased to know that the installer did however work flawlessley on my watch (Now that's what I call a Flash watch Cool
It correctly identified it as sdb1 and I'm writting this from it. Now if I can only install it on my SATA....
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PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2007, 08:57    Post subject:  

veronicathecow wrote:
When I came to install 2.16 beta I found the installer offers me sda2 and 3 but not 1...


What kind of fs have you got on it? Please post here the output of "disktype /dev/sda" and we'll try and find out why it misses it...

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PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2007, 12:24    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, here's my current set up. Many thanks (P.S. It could have been more comlicated by I couldn't fit in the 80Ggb PATA as I have run out of power cables!)

sh-3.00# disktype /dev/sda

--- /dev/sda
Block device, size 111.8 GiB (120034123776 bytes)
DOS partition map
Partition 1: 7.997 GiB (8587160064 bytes, 16771797 sectors from 63)
Type 0x83 (Linux)
GRUB boot code, compat version 3.2, boot drive 0xff
Ext3 file system
UUID 76EE83DA-B968-478A-9DCE-5E9EBC6555AD (DCE, v4)
Volume size 7.997 GiB (8587157504 bytes, 2096474 blocks of 4 KiB)
Partition 2: 8.005 GiB (8595417600 bytes, 16787925 sectors from 16771860)
Type 0x83 (Linux)
Ext3 file system
UUID 2798E847-0081-479C-9DD6-1C1AEBE1B079 (DCE, v4)
Volume size 8.005 GiB (8595415040 bytes, 2098490 blocks of 4 KiB)
Partition 3: 93.79 GiB (100702103040 bytes, 196683795 sectors from 33559785)
Type 0x83 (Linux)
Ext3 file system
UUID CD9A66BC-A843-45D4-802B-9A3FE957E764 (DCE, v4)
Volume size 93.79 GiB (100702101504 bytes, 24585474 blocks of 4 KiB)
Partition 4: 1.999 GiB (2146798080 bytes, 4192965 sectors from 230243580)
Type 0x82 (Linux swap / Solaris)
Linux swap, version 2, subversion 1, 4 KiB pages, little-endian
Swap size 1.999 GiB (2146787328 bytes, 524118 pages of 4 KiB)
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PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2007, 16:34    Post subject:  

Ok, I know what's the problem, it's because the GRUB line appears before the "file system" line. I'll fix it.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2007, 10:08    Post subject:  

I've updated the original post again.

Updates:
- fixed the problem with veronicathecow's partition not showing.
- added compatibility with 2.16

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2007, 13:01    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, still no joy....
heres a screen capture I thought that would give you most info
I ran it using the CD, opening it by right mouse in rox window of where program unzipped to and choosing "New script" and then typing in the name puppyinstaller. (I meant to say Right mouse on blank area in folder containing your updated code, Windows, Terminal here oooops ) Hope that was right
Many thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2007, 15:34    Post subject:  

veronicathecow wrote:
Hi Dougal, still no joy....
heres a screen capture I thought that would give you most info
I ran it using the CD, opening it by right mouse in rox window of where program unzipped to and choosing "New script" and then typing in the name puppyinstaller. Hope that was right


I don't understand what you did... "new script" in rox creates a nwe **blank** script.

To run it, either copy it into /usr/sbin and then run it as usual, or open a terminal in the directory where the new one is and type
Code:
./puppyinstaller

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PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2007, 17:36    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, sorry rather tired at moment, I meant to say Right mouse on blank area in folder containing your updated code, Windows, Terminal here which (correct me if I am wrong) gives a Bash shell in that directory and will run commands (I assume it will search for commands in that path before looking in the "Path variable"?
Would that be okay?
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