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Installing Pup. Linux to HDD
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archuleta

Joined: 11 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar 2009, 00:38    Post subject:  Installing Pup. Linux to HDD  

I am unable to install Windows on my computer for various known/unknown reasons and am attempting to install Linux.
I can boot from a live CD boot am unable to figure out how to put it on my hard drive so I can boot w/o the disk and have full use of my HD. I am unable to find the menu.lst file and have zero experience with Linux. Any and all help on this matter is appreciated.

Alienware m7700
80GB Sata HD
2GB RAM
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bugman


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 2131
Location: buffalo commons

PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar 2009, 07:19    Post subject:  

i hate to sound unhelpful but...

there's like a million posts in here discussing installation, have you read any of them?

the install procedure is pretty much fully automated, there is a menu item for it, give it a try!

[and menu.lst is in /boot/grub but you won't have one until you install grub--it's part of the installation]
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bambuko


Joined: 14 Nov 2007
Posts: 385
Location: North Devon

PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar 2009, 07:41    Post subject:  

help available on the forum is valuable resource to be used for real problems Laughing not as a substitute for doing some homework Razz
you can search forum using advanced Puppy forum search and you will come up with:
how full install
and if you still have questions after reading excellent tutorials and howtos available, I am sure people will help you Very Happy
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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
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Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar 2009, 11:24    Post subject:  

Archuletta

Here is two posts with flash movie links on making frugal or
full installs of Puppy.
When you make an install of frugal, the menulist can be found
at: file-green arrow-boot-grub-menu list.


http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=263224#263224

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=201565#201565

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