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Frugal or Full Installation

This page explains the differences between Frugal and Full installation.

Full Installation
Full installation involves extracting the linux directory structure from Puppy linux's base Sfs file to a drive partition with a chosen file system. All subsequent software installations, file edits and additions are saved in this file system. The dictionary structure is stored as viewed in a file window or listed by a terminal emulator.

Frugal Installation
A frugal installation involves using compressed file/s directly. These files are,

When first run:
Additional files:

Upon start-up these file-systems are super-imposed upon each other so that they appear merged. Additional user files that are written to the written to the Puppy Save File, if within the Linux directory structure. The dictionary structure as viewed in a file window or listed by a terminal emulator is actually contented within these compressed files.


Drive partition requiredNoYes
Installation directory Almost any directory Requires a drive partition
Installation file system FAT, NTFS, Linux Type Linux Type
Core file protection Read only Writable
Speed increased by copy to RAM Yes (if sufficient RAM)No
Slower on low RAM computerPossiblyNo

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