Installing Puppy Linux to your Hard Drive

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My love affair with Puppy is becoming quite torrid! I've recently installed it on an older IBM T21 which was running like a dog (nyuck, nyuck) with Ubuntu on it. Puppy is like a breath of fresh air - fast, smooth and easy to use. It’s turned this old laptop into a machine I can really use at work.

Here’s a step by step covering how to install and update Puppy to a hard drive.

First, download Puppy and burn it onto a CD. From there you want to boot into the liveCD. In IBMland that’s accomplished by hitting the F12 key when the computer first boots, and choosing a boot device (the CD).

You’ll see Puppy doing a bunch of stuff, and then It’ll start asking you questions.

First, you’ll be asked to choose your keyboard layout. In my case, having a QWERTY keyboard and being in the US, I choose US Qwerty.

Next it’s time to set up Xorg.

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