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kingoliver

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 09:38    Post subject:  can't_install_RacyPy2_1.iso
Subject description: Unable to install from usb to hard drive
 

Hello, puppy owners Smile

Today I downloaded RacyPy2_1.iso and from the live CD, I used the installer to create a copy on a USB flash drive, formatted to Linux extension 2.

My aim was to use the USB to install this puppy version on an old Asus 701 4 GB solid state hard drive, as the old netbook has no CD drive.

I booted up Puppy on the netbook and find that Puppy is a bit of a silly young dog. As a live USB it works fine, and looks a worthwhile system for the netbook, but for hard drive installation the Puppy Universal Installer gives only options to boot from (a) CD and (b) Directory (i.e. the downloaded iso file ). There is no option to install from USB Confused

I tried giving it the path of /dev/sdb1/ but it couldn't find the installation files.

My 4 GB hard drive is /dev/sda1 and the USB containing RacyPy2 is /dev/sdb1.

Any ideas on how to install from USB would be welcome.

Thank you.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 09:59    Post subject:  

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I tried giving it the path of /dev/sdb1/ but it couldn't find the installation files.

You should be using /mnt/sdb1.

If your flash drive does NOT contain a save file, you may have to mount it first.

If your flash drive HAS a save file, its mount point will be /mnt/home.
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antiloquax


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr 2012, 06:49    Post subject:  

You need to put a copy of the iso on the flash drive (or on anotother one if you prefer).
Best to save into /mnt/home (ie alongside vmlinuz initrd.gz etc)
Then when you run the installler you can use that instead of a CD.

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kingoliver

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 06:22    Post subject: can't_install_RacyPy2_1.iso  

Thanks for your replies. It's a double-bind situation.

@rcrsn51
I can mount a horse and I can mount a motor cycle but I can't mount myself. In the same way, when I am working in the Installer of a live usb, I cannot mount that usb. To mount a disk, I think one has to be working from another disk.

@antiloquax
interesting name ... does it mean "against being loquacious" i.e. "keep it short"?
To save a file to /mnt/home I guess I have to go into a terminal and type the command to create a folder (command?) called "home" and then type something like:

cp mnt/usb/RacyPy2_1.iso /mnt/home/

Problem is that to work inside a terminal, first I have to install an operating system on my netbook using my usb flash drive, which is what I have been trying to do with Puppy RacyPy.
If I install another operating system first, then I will try putting the RacyPy iso into ./mnt/home.

It's a pity that Puppy doesn't update its Installer to work with usb flash drives.

Thanks again for your suggestions Very Happy
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antiloquax


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr 2012, 07:46    Post subject:  

Sorry, I was assuming you had another PC, which has the .iso file on it.
Other option. Live boot with your USB, get online and download the .iso somewhere on your laptop. The run the installer and use that .iso as the intall medium.

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