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Need help installing Linux on second computer

By dardra
Aug 7, 2010
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  1. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    oh here we go, i somehow got it to work, i pushed esc and it changed the tab or something idk but its going now lol, ill update when i get working
     
  2. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    okay im on the desktop now :)
    is it installed on my HD or only boots if i put in the cd?
     
  3. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    leeky im on the desktop and its working find etc, how do i install it so it stays on HD and i dont have to keep putting the cd back in?
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    I'll need to have a look mate. Is this puppy linux?

    I'm going to be slow to reply I'm afraid; Some nice soul managed to gain access to my server last night, and I'm rather pre-occupied finding said exploit, and then resolving it I'm afraid!

    I should be done by this evening and ready to continue though. Sorry for the delay.
     
  5. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    oh neat you have a server? :D

    sucks someone got through D: and yeah, its linux puppy, i just want to know how to install it to c drive so i dont have to keep using the cd
     
  6. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    okay this is really strange, now i booted up today on it i have no desktop, like its just a black desktop with nothing on it, i can still acess the taskbar / start menu but no icons or desktop D:
     
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    That's just plain confusing. lol. Is it doing it every single time you reboot now?
     
  8. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    yes it is 0.0
     
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Have you made any changes to settings etc?
     
  10. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    nnnnnnnope
     
  11. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    k, idk what i did but the desktop is showing now, how do i install linux puppy to my computer now?
     
     
  12. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    also would you know why the internet is not working? i have an ethernet cable hooked up to it, is there settings i have to change?
     
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    It probably hasn't recognised your network card. I'd need to know what make and model it is to help further with that though.

    As for installing Puppy, it looks to be a bit complicated to be honest. If you feel up to the task, I would strongly recommend having a good read here: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/linux/articles/20504.aspx

    And here: http://www.ehow.com/how_5063994_install-puppy-linux-hard-drive.html

    Googling "installing puppy linux" brings up further results too. :)

    P.S. I think your PC has its own personality! :D :D
     
  14. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    haha, im installing it now, it had some other options like paritioning it but i choose the other option and the other option besides .vdf , lol i wasnt really paying attention but we will see where it goes, and how do i make linux detect the NIC? is there a device manager type thing for linux?
     
  15. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Its possible once its up and running (when your PC feels like it!) it will work.

    If not, I'm sure we can configure it to work.

    Do you connect to a DSL modem, or to a router?
     
  16. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    i have a cable moden that connects to a hub
     
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    So by hub, do you mean network switch, or router?

    Whether or not your network card automatically gets its IP via DHCP or not makes a difference.
     
  18. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    i have a switch :3
     
  19. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    OKs. :)

    How did the install go in the end?
     
  20. dardra

    dardra TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 75

    i had some problems with it , i have not got to it yet
     
  21. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Its good to hear you've not given up on it :)

    Let me know the problems when you next look as I might be able to offer soem help.
     


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