Sorry; I kinda lost track of where this was getting to. Had the decorators in fixing a water-damage insurance claim the last few days, so I haven't been paying attention like I normally would.
I just wanted to add that I, personally, haven't bothered with ANY of the multitude of various installers that have been crafted for Puppy.....not for several years. I run with the 'multiple sub-directories in a single partition' model (remember, OUR modified Grub4DOS bootloader has been re-configured to search TWO layers 'deep' in order to find a bootable kernel).
I perform a 'quick'n'dirty' install of Puppy every time. I have a dedicated partition - sda2
- just for my Pups & their associated save-files/folders, etc. I create a uniquely-named directory for a given Puppy, then simply mount its ISO and copy the contents across to the new directory.
is a small, FAT32-formatted partition, necessary because despite running all Pups in 'Legacy' mode - no SecureBoot/FastBoot crap here, thank you very much! - this IS a modern machine with UEFI rather than BIOS.......and a FAT32 boot partition is a standard requirement for such, unfortunately. Ignore the 'standard' at your peril; the system hardware/firmware will throw a tantrum and refuse to 'play ball' if you do! This is where I install Grub4DOS to initially, then ever after all I do is a manual edit of 'menu.lst' to add another boot stanza.....I copy an existing one, then edit four words to change to the name of the new Puppy's directory. And that's ALL I do.
In your case, I suspect you don't have UEFI on that machine, but rather good old regular BIOS. In which case, you simply run the Grub4DOS installer, and point it at your primary partition.....it'll search the entire drive to find Puppy, so it doesn't matter where you put the Puppy directory. It'll still find it.
Glad to hear you got it sorted on your own, though. Kudos....and respect, my friend.