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How to make a Puppy frugal installation

A Puppy frugal installation is performed by extracting the contents of the container file (either ISO or ZIP) to normally one, i.e. the same, directory on any desired FAT32, NTFS or EXT4 formatted partition. Let that desired partition be known as the target partition since one is aiming to install to it. That partition may be located on either an external flash memory device {e.g. U.S.B. flash memory drive (often erroneously referred to as memory stick), S.D. flash memory card, etc.} or an internal hard disk drive.

If the target partition or drive contains any personally important files copy them elsewhere if required, because they will be destroyed when formatting.

The target device is the device which contains the partition that one aims to install to, such as an external flash memory drive or an internal hard disk drive. Such a device must have a partition with a minimum size of 256MB.

Usually one has to have already an existing Puppy installation and so the following three steps assume that one is running Puppy Linux. If one is running Microsoft Windows go to Appendix 1 below.

Step 1 - Preparing the target device

Step 2 - Installing Puppy to the target device

Step 3 - Installing a boot-loader to the target device

A. Using SYSLINUX for EXT4 file-systems
B. Using SYSLINUX for FAT32 file-systems
C. Using GRUBforDOS for all common file-systems

References (see next reference also)

Appendix 1 - Installation to any external device, from within Microsoft Windows

Appendix 2 - Installation to any Microsoft Windows partition and using GRUBforDOS as boot-loader

Installing the boot-loader to the internal hard disk drive (where Microsoft Windows resides)
Installing the boot-loader to an external drive

Appendix 3 - How to Run Puppy Linux from a Flash Memory Drive on Any Computer Already Running
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