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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 directory 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 (also, vmlinuz are initrd.gz used) These files are,

When first run:
Additional files:

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


Comparsion

FrugalFull
Drive partition requiredNoYes
Installation directory Almost any directory Requires a drive partition
Installation file system FAT, NTFS, Linux Type Linux Type
Base file protection Read only Writable
Base Sfs copied to RAM Yes (if sufficient RAM) faster slower
Base not copied to RAMCan be slowerN/A base never copied to RAM



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