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Having trouble installing puppy to my hard drive

Hello.So im having trouble getting puppy linux installed to my computers hard drive.My computer doesnt have any os installed on the hard drive the computer came with windows 10 but i deleted it like 10 days after i brought the computer.Im not new to linux ive been using ubuntu linux for over 2 years im just making the switch to puppy linux.How do i gpart this correctly? Screenshot:https://imgur.com/a/OOHfXpQ Screenrecording:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt7A0OicdHg .And how do i properly configure my boot menu so my puppy linux os will work correctly and properly Screenshot:https://imgur.com/a/2rcc9kL

Tech information:Computer name lenovo ideapad 110s bought it from bestbuy(brand new).Bootable usb:Puppy linux xenialpup 7.5 64bit 16gb bought it from osdisc.com Screenshot:https://imgur.com/a/Tkksoj6

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I don't partition manually.

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I just start with a blank drive and let Puppy or another distro install to it. If you want to do it yourself you can run gparted later and resize as you see fit.

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I dont get it

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I really dont understand.Can you please show how to do this step by step or screenshots how to do it

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Sorry no.

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I'd have to create such but let me explain this.

MANUALLY creating the partitions is a PITR. So I no longer do this. I will however start with a blank drive (no partitions) and take the defaults.

After that I can use gparted to change that around. Couldn't be simpler.

If you insist on a full manual partition setup, I can't guess why you would but sure. Be sure to copy someone's working scheme and adjust to your needs.

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Install tutorials are in full supply.

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But how do i do the opposite of manually partition.This is a required step to be ableto install puppy linux to the hard drive,if i could skip it i would but it looks like thats not an option.And how should my boot menu look like,so that puppy linux os will work properly and correctly? https://imgur.com/a/2rcc9kL

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I'd start with a blank no partition drive.

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Up top you asked about partitions but appear to have something already on the drive. For me I'd delete them all and let Puppy do the work for me.

But that's me and never had an issue. It appears you need someone to create a step by step specific to your PC. I rarely see that and I can't do that as I don't own a PC like yours. This is why there are generic install web sites and tutorials.

As to your BIOS settings I think you already figured that out since you are running Linux already.

--> If this was me, I'd delete all the partitions so Puppy's installer can do the work for me.

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Which partitions do i delete take a look at the last picture https://imgur.com/a/OOHfXpQ ." It appears you need someone to create a step by step specific to your PC." Yeah can you find someone who can do so please."As to your BIOS settings I think you already figured that out since you are running Linux already." No i havent figured it out already i dont know if i need to have legacy support mode enabled or eufi etc.Does my bootable usb need to be in the first position?

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I'm a little confused now.

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The pictures show you running Linux. They also show the partitions I'd delete then try again.

I worry here you are looking for step by step instructions that only apply to your PC in it's current condition. Let's hope someone can do that.

For me it looks ready to delete what's on that drive and it looks like you already figured out how to boot Linux. Maybe Linux isn't for you?

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You using 32 or 64 bit Puppy to do this?

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Your drive was windows 10, and probably on an UEFI computer with a GPT partitioned HDD in it. You MUST use a 64 bit version of Linux for such a computer.

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I just saw the pic Rob mentioned.

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Missed it first time through. You are using a 64 bit install of Puppy. You do have an UEFI computer. You booting from a DVD or USB flashdrive? Once you run the install, check in both the UEFI and the Legacy area to see if the installation happened. Be sure to turn Secure Boot off. To boot the installed copy, you need to place it first in the line of bootable devices, which would have been on DVD or USB you used to do the install.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/installing-linux-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware-a-refresher/

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In reply to: You using 32 or 64 bit Puppy to do this?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-linux-uefi-multi-boot-my-way/

Pay attention to switching to the correct EFI boot area, don't use any Windows EFI boot area that may still be there.

If all else fails, be sure Secure Boot is off, then put the BIOS into Legacy Mode or Legacy/CSM. You are able to install a 64 bit version of Puppy into that too, and still have 4 partitions. You can have more logical partitions if you set the drive up as 3 partitions, with an LVM as the 4th, which will allow more inside it. Just realize it will probably overwrite the "protective MBR" with a Legacy MBR.

Easier, if you can't get it installed either way already mentioned is to use GParted or the linux command gdisk to set the drive back to all MBR instead. Depending on size of drive, you can do 512/512 logical/physical if the drive is 2TB or smaller, or for 2TB to 16TB, then set the now MBR drive to 512/4096 logical/physical instead.
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i cant get xenialpup to go without the usb after installing

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i got the xenailpup 7.5 32 bits on my usb drive ran it down able to performe a full install as i wipe the drive i would use, i would get the fault options even for grub
at some point creates logs for optional drive such as usb drive i dont mess with it since this is where im able to see the usb is point out, then i get that os fully install which is under sda1 that has been the wipe drive and seems grub will install there. session and everything saves, so i think i have an os install onto my hdd, loader comes up with options that i have left from default that seem to be correct. however, running my sda1 option which is my fully install os version of xenailpup 7.5 it starts to load system files but does not load on its own it requieres my usb device with the os in it. what am i not doing correctly is there another step after saving first session and rebooting that requires my usb again?

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