Introduction -- This document tells how to perform a full disk install of Puppy 4.x.
It assumes the computer has at least 128 megabytes of memory and at least 1 gigabyte of free disk space. At least 256 megabytes of memory yields Puppy's optimal performance.
1. Download the Puppy 4.x CD. Select the Retro Kernel version if installing on an
2. Boot computer from the Puppy 4.x CD.
If the computer already has Puppy on it and you are re-installing it for some
reason, at Puppy's CD boot prompt type: boot: puppy pfix=ram
Otherwise just press the ENTER key at Puppy's CD prompt boot:
3. Select -- Type of mouse……….[PS/2]
Resolution…………...[1024 x 768 x 16]
4. Create an empty ext3 partition if none exists for the Puppy install of size 500 M.
Create a Linux swap partition if none exists of size 500 M.
Right-click on desktop -> System -> GParted Partition Manager
Select: ALL drives
Create partition(s) as necessary
Exit Gparted Partition Manager when done
5. Ensure that the CD is mounted prior to installing Puppy. You can tell if the CD is
mounted because the CD icon at the bottom of the screen will have a green dot
superimposed on top of it. If the green dot is already there, skip this step.
Otherwise do this:
Click on the CD-ROM icon at the bottom of the desktop
A green light will appear on it after you do
Close any file manager window that pops up
6. Install Puppy
Right-click on desktop -> Setup -> Puppy Universal Installer
Select "Internal (IDE or SATA) hard drive"
Select The Drive you want to install Puppy on
Select The Partition to install Puppy on
Select OK to confirm the partition
Select FULL install -- Puppy now copies its files to the disk
Select "Install/Update GRUB" -- This will install a boot menu
Select OK to confirm
Select "Simple" as the type of install
Select "Standard" the default console
Select OK the partition to install GRUB to should be shown
Select "MBR" as the place to install GRUB to -- This is not the default
Select OK to confirm
Select NO you're all done
7. Clean-up the Boot Menu Puppy just generated to make it more readable
Click on the Puppy disk icon at the bottom of the screen
(you can tell which it is by hovering the cursor over it)
This mounts the disk if necessary and opens a file manager window.
Select the folder boot
Select the folder grub
Select the file menu.lst
Exit saving your file changes
8. Reboot the computer
Right-click on the desktop -> Shutdown -> Reboot computer
9. Select "DO NOT SAVE"
10. Remove the CD as the computer reboots so that it will boot from the hard disk
11. The computer reboots and the boot menu will appear. Select the option for Puppy
Linux, which should be first in the list.
12. Select all the same equipment options as you did the last time you booted Puppy
13. Configure Networking (we assume a wired connection to the internet)
Right-click on the desktop -> Setup -> Network Wizard
Select "Test eth0"
Select "Auto DHCP"
Select "YES" to keep this configuration
Select "Done" to exit the wizard
14. Configure the Firewall
Right-click on the desktop -> Setup -> Linux-Firewall Wizard
Press ENTER to quit
15. Test the Internet Connection
Click on the desktop BROWSE icon
Go to YOUTUBE and select any video
Ensure the Video runs and the Sound works
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