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Frugal install, ext4 ok

November 03, 2010 — BarryK
Forum member 'jim1911' reported that when Wary 094 is frugally installed, it worked in an ext3 partition, but not when installed in a ext4 partition.

I have done testing, and cannot reproduce this problem.

For me, a frugal install worked, whether in ext3 or ext4.

I did however find another problem. When a frugal is in a sub-directory, the session is not supposed to be able to be saved to the entire partition. However, a pre-existing save-to-entire-partition was detected at first boot and used. Fixed.

I also thought about a possible situation, maybe network boot, where 'vmlinuz' is not present in the local system. I am not sure, but think that I have put in code to handle that.


Grub error
Username: jim1911
Barry, Sorry, I wasted your time. Although, I had checked and double checked, I overlooked an error in my menu.lst that was causing the problem. After your post, I checked again and found the error. Thanks, Jim

Re wasting time
Username: BarryK
"Jim, That's ok, because I ended up finding, and fixing, a couple of other problems in the 'init' script.

Username: bigpup
"Grub4dos; I have not used it much, but let me tell you a story. I have 5 partitions formatted NTFS or Ext 3 or 4. I have different versions of Puppy Linux, in frugal install, on each of them. I had trouble getting each of them setup, to boot, using Grub. So, I decided to try Grub4dos. I installed it to the MBR of the hard drive and ran the grub4dos config. It found all the frugal installs of the different Puppies, a full install of Mint, set up the menu.lst with all the required entries, and it just worked. No manual input required by me. Not bad!!

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