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i have installed hard puppy in my hda1 yet it cant boot from the hardrive. i wanted to install it right cause maybe i've input wrong amount of spaces in ...
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    problem in installation process


    i have installed hard puppy in my hda1 yet it cant boot from the hardrive.
    i wanted to install it right cause maybe i've input wrong amount of spaces in ext2 and swap linux....how can i delete those files?

    can anyone direct me to the direction how to make this work?
    a step by step guide and a recommended way for a laptop with 256 RAM and 30gb HD

    i wanted to fully install this without any other OS.

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    Boot up from Puppy Linux CD and open GParted Partition Manager. Its available in Menu. Delete all partitions and create new.

    * 8 GB, ext3 for /
    * 512MB, SWAP
    * Rest of space, ext3 for /home.

    Start Installation and select Manual Partitioning in Partition Section. Select 8GB Partition and assign it / mount point. Select other ext3 partition and assign it /home mount point. Install will detect SWAP Partition itself.
    Continue installation and installer will take care of rest.

    Do let us know how it goes.
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    been trying to delete it but i can see the Delete all partitions and create new in the menu my livecd is puppy dingo.. is it really available with this edition?

    i've attached a screen shot of the gparted partition mngr.. as you might find the fault of this installation while i follow the instructions found in my signature.

    i would try your recommendation after i delete this.
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    SWAP Partition has been locked because Puppy LiveCD is using it. Try to unmount it using umount command.
    Code:
    umount /dev/hda2
    You can delete partition after that.

    Does Puppy CD give any options regarding SWAP/Memory usage at startup? Check its manuals. I will go through its manuals too and let you know.
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    i dont know if it was the right console that i'm using..

    rxvt
    # umount /dev/hda2
    umount: dev/hda2: invalid arguement.
    # unmount /dev/hda2
    bash: unmount command not found.

    lol.. im not sure if this is the right command prompt im using. its not like if i type a question mark [?], it would present its command list available.

    can you tell me where i can do this lol totally new here. like start > run > cmd and ..
    anyway, it didnt provide options regarding the swap/memory as i restart it.

    i could try installing it again as soon as i can delete these partition.

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