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How to manually install Puppy
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RoxFox64

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Sep 2010, 19:36    Post subject:  How to manually install Puppy
Subject description: For grub and syslinux
 

Okay, I'm not going to preface this too much. Just a few words about syslinux:
If you used the universal installer, and when you boot you go straight to the puppy screen(Bios shows, then straight to puppy(No Grub, lilo, ntldr)) you are using syslinux.

Step 1:

We are going to have the booting drive mounted and readable of course.
The first step is to just simply make a subdirectory to hold puppy in. For this example I've made the directory 'PuppyArcade' because I'm installing Puppy Arcade 9.



Step 2:

With the install folder made, the next course is to mount the ISO.
Not much behind it. We need the files from it.




Step 3:

Very simply copy over the files 'initrd.gz', 'vmlinuz', and the version specific sfs
You may have another file inside of here at times. it will begin wit a 'z' and will contain the version number as well. Copy this over too if it exists.



Now, thats the bulk of this. Simple, right?

The next step involves editing a menu.lst, or syslinux.cfg(Or extlinux.conf).
You'll just simply be adding in lines for a new menu entry of puppy.

Step 4:


For syslinux I'll be using this:
Code:

label arcade
kernel PuppyArcade/vmlinuz
append initrd=PuppyArcade/initrd.gz pmedia=usbflash psubdir=PuppyArcade nosmp


For grub, this:
Code:

title Puppy Arcade 9
root (hd0,0)
kernel PuppyArcade/vmlinuz pmedia=usbflash psubdir=PuppyArcade nosmp
initrd PuppyArcade/initrd.gz


Reboot, and enjoy your new puplet.

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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Fri 24 Sep 2010, 23:04    Post subject:  

If your screen wasn't twice the width of my laptop, I might even look
at your post.

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Brown Mouse


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Sep 2010, 05:36    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
If your screen wasn't twice the width of my laptop, I might even look
at your post.


Why cant you use the scroll bar like everyone else Wink
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disciple

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Sep 2010, 05:45    Post subject:  

Using the scroll bar isn't really practical.
The other reason it is bad practice to post massive screenshots is that a lot of Puppy users are on very slow internet connections.

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RoxFox64

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Sep 2010, 12:52    Post subject:  

Heh, sorry guys. I'll have to make better links when I have time.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Sep 2010, 21:22    Post subject:  

Thanks.
Also, in this case the screenshots aren't even very helpful.
They show what you see after doing something (like clicking on the ISO file to mount it), but you never explained what to do. How is someone supposed to know that they just need to click on the ISO to mount it? If you think the other actions are intuitive (creating a directory / copying files by drag-and-drop), do the screenshots actually add anything?

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Sep 2010, 21:25    Post subject:  

It would be good to edit the title or at least the text of your post to clarify that it is about adding a new additional Puppy installation to a system that already boots with syslinux or grub. At the moment that isn't clear.
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Sep 2010, 02:14    Post subject:  

The other reason it is bad practice to post massive screenshots is that a lot of Puppy users are on very slow internet connections.
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