Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Thu 28 Aug 2014, 01:13
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
What other Linux distros will do frugal installation?
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Author Message
don922

Joined: 19 Jan 2008
Posts: 378
Location: The land of 14" monitors

PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 07:27    Post subject:  What other Linux distros will do frugal installation?  

The only linux I have ever used is Puppy. I formerly had a very old machine and Puppy was perfect fit for it. That computer died and I have a new bigger and faster computer. Puppy works great -- I use Puppy 528.005 as my operating system. I haven't used Windows since Win 98 died.

I would like to branch out and try another linux system.

What other linuxes can use a frugal installation with grub?

_________________
Don -- Thailand


Last edited by don922 on Sun 14 Jul 2013, 22:55; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
Posts: 553

PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 08:28    Post subject: Re: frugal installation
Subject description: other linux distributions
 

don922 wrote:

What other linuxes can use a frugal installation with grub?


The puppy's frugal install system is very original and I have not experience of other distros that use this system. I have instead experience of installing other distros ubuntu like (mint and other derivatives of ubuntu) which can be intalled with "persistence" mode by unetbootin or grub2. Perhaps other distros not ubuntu like support this "persistence" system but not by unetbootin. Something about this question wrote rcrsn51 in an Howto:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67235&sid=4c610c4d4902b143c38ad717e7f639f0

Some informations I wrote in:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87064&sid=4c610c4d4902b143c38ad717e7f639f0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9058
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 08:45    Post subject:  

What else is on this computer?

If you want to experiment with other Linuxes, the easiest system is ISObooter. Start reading part way down.

If you want to do hard drive installs with persistent storage, your best choice is to make a new partition and do full installs. Read here.

In particular, read the stuff about adding another Linux to your current system by putting its bootloader on the partition boot sector.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0429s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0034s) ][ GZIP on ]