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How to install to hardrive, with no floppy drive?
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 12:37    Post_subject:  How to install to hardrive, with no floppy drive?  

when i try to do hardrive install it ask for floppy.i dont even have a floppy drive is there another way?
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 12:54    Post_subject:  

You will need a way to boot your puppy.

If you don't want to use a floppy, you need a bootmanager like "grub".

Search the forum for "grub" or "wingrub".

Here are more instructions (see links at bottom).

Or here:
I got 2-3 reports, the installer corrupts windows (more than 500 people downloaded it). It is not clear yet, if it was the installer or something else.
So make a backup of Windows before using it.

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Nov 2005, 13:23    Post_subject:  

Linux newbie here so please be gentle Embarassed
Is there a way that these instructiones can be used to install puppy linux on HD:

f I have neither a CD-ROM drive, nor a USB port, nor a floppy drive, can I still boot?

Place the KNOPPIX file on your hard drive as specified above – you can obtain it either via an Internet connection on your computer or from another computer via Ethernet or a parallel port cable. Then do a “poor man's install” - place minirt24.gz from boot.img into a /boot directory on your hard drive, and also place linux24 (the kernel) from boot.img here. Then install LILO, and point the kernel entry to /boot/linux24, and the root entry to /boot/minirt24.gz. You can also try the "pm_install" script in /usr/local/bin, though this is still very experimental.


I love puppylinux and want that distro and nothing else so please help me with installing it on my HD the ""poor man's install"" way.
BTW puppy linux rocks and with your help as a user said my computer will be Bill gate free Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Nov 2005, 19:00    Post_subject: Try this tutorial  

Not using floppy? Use option 2 of hard disk install.

See the link below for more discussion. (Link will be moved later to documentation pages)

Puppy user since Oct 2004. Want FreeOffice? Get the sfs (English only).
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov 2005, 02:20    Post_subject:  

Another useful link
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov 2005, 22:37    Post_subject:  

You could create a Grub Boot CD and dual boot Puppy and Win or just Puppy this will leave your win partition and the MBR untouched.

You need the Grub ElTorito file to create a Boot CD.
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