Frugal install, ext4 ok

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.

Posted on 3 Nov 2010, 19:13


Posted on 4 Nov 2010, 6:29 by jim1911
Grub error
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.

Posted on 4 Nov 2010, 7:06 by BarryK
Re wasting time
That's ok, because I ended up finding, and fixing, a couple of other problems in the 'init' script.

Posted on 4 Nov 2010, 8:07 by bigpup
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!!

Posted on 4 Nov 2010, 10:11 by 01micko
re grub4dos
We have that in the luci betas now and it works a charm. Found all my frugals and full installs including fedora and mandriva. Similar to bigpup's experience. To think I was lumbering along with grub all those years!