Puppy Linux Hard Drive Setup

Puppy Linux Hdd Setup – Frugal.

unique to puppy linux is a frugal install. this is a minimal Live instal which uses a save file to preserve
your os settings between each boot. for more info see Frugal or Full Install

1. download the puppylinux os.
2. make a cd. Or install to usb
3. boot the os
4. when booted mount the hdd usually found on the desktop on most puppy os.
5. make a folder on hdd for your puppy os (label it with the name of the puppy os you want to set up).
6. Download your new puppy iso you want to test.
7. Mount the iso fole by clicking on it.
8. copy the 3 files to folder. Vmlinuz, intrid.gz, and the (puppy version).sfs files Some puppy os may have also Adrive and Zdrive in them these will be needed.
9. click on the iso fuel to unmount it (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT)
10. your puppy os is set up now ready to be added to bootloader.

To add puppy linux to boot loader there are 2 options.
1. from the puppy os install Grub4dos bootloader. This can detect and install any frugal os on the hdd. As well as any other os installed.
2. if you already have a linux os installed you can add puppy to the bootloader installed. Usually most linux os will use Grub 2.

Grub 2 setup.
in mint/ubuntu/debian and any other os which has os prober installed with grub 2
1. you will need to boot the linux os using grub 2.
2. go to /etc/grubd
3. open a terminal and type blkid find the uuid for the hdd / partition you have puppy linux on
4. open custom-40 file and add this

menuentry “(PrecisePUP)” {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,0)’
search –no-floppy –fs-uuid –set c87ab663-e503-4833-8b7c-f52a114f8ad0
linux /qrky-130/vmlinuz pdev1=sdc3 psubdir=quirky130
initrd /qrky-130/initrd.gz
}

1. in this entry above replace PrecisePUP with the name of your puppy os.
2. Also replace the uuid with the one for your hdd / partition.
3. Also change the file path /qrky-130/vmlinuz replace qrky-130 with the name of the folder the puppy os is in.
4. and also psubdir=quirky130 change quirky130 to the folder your puppy os is in.
5. also mae sure you have a new line after the } for the last os added here
6. next you will need to open a terminal and type “sudo update-grub”

thats it you can now reboot and your puppy os will be added to the grub2 file.

When you have booted your puppy os for the first time set it up and reboot and make your save file. Make a save file of 512mb to start, you can make it bigger later from the puppy menu. Some newer puppy os may have option to use folder for save (or similar) usually this will be the first option. It will make a save file that will automatically get bigger when you install more apps etc.

if you have a puppy set up on usb or another computer. You can also copy the save file over and put it in the puppy folder. Unless you have installed a specific graphics card it should work and be set up the same as your other puppy os. Remember they will have to be the same puppy version.

For a list of other tips for puppy linux see
1. our other posts 

2. the puppy forum

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