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Puppy Linux works great on older laptops, netbooks, and computers without hard drives. It isn't designed to be installed on a hard drive but you can run it that way if you want to. The next screen shows you how the USB drive will be partitioned. Generally speaking, unless you wish to split the USB drive into partitions it is safe to leave the default options selected. A window will appear confirming the drive that you intend to write Puppy to and the size of the partition. If you have followed this guide from the beginning then the files required for booting Puppy will be on the CD.
Sometimes things happen that your USB key is not showing because it is not properly formatted. This has happened to me several times and I always use a program called GParted to format my USB drives and hard drives. After you have installed the program, it is time to start it. Type the command exactly as shown in Figure 3. In the drop down menu, select your USB drive and click on it like shown in Figure 4.