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Howto: make a bootable USB drive Puppy from Windows
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rico002

Joined: 28 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2007, 14:24    Post_subject:  Howto: make a bootable USB drive Puppy from Windows  

Make bootable usb drive with puppy on it from in Windows (with/without CD/DVD drive)

1.format your stick using the Fat16 or Fat32 file system. To do this you can Download and install the HP USB tool.
By running HPUSBFW.EXE with admin rights you can format the usb drive
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26504.html

If you can read files on your usb drive you probably won't need to do this.


2.Download the Puppy Linux ISO.
3.Open the ISO using a program that can read iso images such as Izarc or winrar.

Extract the files from the ISO (or CD) to a folder on your harddrive, then to the root of your USB stick.
(There will be a single 'boot.images' directory amoung the other files.)
4.Rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg (not case sensitive)
5.open syslinux.cfg and
change “PMEDIA=idecd
timeout 50
“ to “PMEDIA=usbflash”

6.Download syslinux-3.36.zip and unzip the files to a directory named syslinux on your computer.
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/syslinux-3.36.zip

7.Go to the win32 directory of the syslinux folder that was created (\syslinux\win32)
8.Type syslinux.exe F: (replace F with your USB drive letter) to make the drive bootable.
9.Reboot your PC, go into your system BIOS and set your boot order to boot from a selectable USB device. (example USB_ZIP or use USB_HDD)
10.Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a successful launch of Puppy Linux from your USB memory stick.

*Tested on Puppy 215CE, PizzaPup3
Thanks to God, Sit_Heel_Speak, and also pendrivelinux.com,BarryK
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mbturner

Joined: 24 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov 2007, 14:42    Post_subject: Flashpuppy help!  

So, I have been having a hard time getting puppy to boot up on my laptop. The BIOS DOES have the option to boot from USB, and it lets me try, but when I do it says exactaly "boot error" and that's it. I installed puppy onto my ipod shuffle with the default MBR and everything, but it now says "missing operating system" The Ipod is also where my pup_save's are.

So when you say "Type" syslinux.exe F
or "type" this or that, where exactally and in what operating system am I "type"ing that into?
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waldo

Joined: 07 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov 2007, 17:00    Post_subject: boot error  

1st: Got a LG 2GB USB-Drive. When plugged in, just new, the BIOS always booted from it with "boot error".
Had to format it with the HP Utility with FAT16!

2nd: Made bootable with syslinux I always have to go into the BIOS and select a First HD. Leaving it plugged in I always boot from USB...

3rd: There are no drive letters in Puppy...

Hope that helps!

P. S.: Don't know anything about ipods.
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netomx

Joined: 29 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2007, 06:03    Post_subject: Re: Flashpuppy help!  

mbturner wrote:
So, I have been having a hard time getting puppy to boot up on my laptop. The BIOS DOES have the option to boot from USB, and it lets me try, but when I do it says exactaly "boot error" and that's it. I installed puppy onto my ipod shuffle with the default MBR and everything, but it now says "missing operating system" The Ipod is also where my pup_save's are.

So when you say "Type" syslinux.exe F
or "type" this or that, where exactally and in what operating system am I "type"ing that into?


Try my solution:

Format with HP USB Format Tool, select fat32 and select "create dos disk", select a directory where win98 boot files are... then just make the syslinux and copy all files to the usb and try again, that solved all my problems!

p.s. i just register to tell you this!
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netomx

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Dec 2007, 02:25    Post_subject: Re: Flashpuppy help!  

mbturner wrote:
So, I have been having a hard time getting puppy to boot up on my laptop. The BIOS DOES have the option to boot from USB, and it lets me try, but when I do it says exactaly "boot error" and that's it. I installed puppy onto my ipod shuffle with the default MBR and everything, but it now says "missing operating system" The Ipod is also where my pup_save's are.

So when you say "Type" syslinux.exe F
or "type" this or that, where exactally and in what operating system am I "type"ing that into?


Start, RUN, and you TYPE in the box:

syslinux f:

if F is the drive of your usb
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aliG


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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon 31 Dec 2007, 17:38    Post_subject: Step by Simple Step
Sub_title: For the absolute beginner...
 

Someone (not too far away from Glasgow) sent me a PM and asked if I could send them some very basic instructions on this. So anyway I write some and attach below - may be of use to anyone finding in years to come.

Sorry it's a PDF I could not find any other way of formatting it -

If anyone things it's any good I could perhaps ask for a wikki ID and edit it / allow others to put on the Wikki so others can add to it?

Alison
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erikson


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Location: Ghent, Belgium

PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun 2008, 14:08    Post_subject: Re: Howto: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
Sub_title: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
 

rico002 wrote:
To do this you can Download and install the HP USB tool. By running HPUSBFW.EXE with admin rights you can format the usb drive
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26504.html

This link is obsolete. Use this one: HP Drive Key Boot Utility

A few months ago, I experimented with it on my Sandisk USB Cruzer Micro, but I don't recall the outcome. I ultimately got Puppy installed on pendrive, but I also used pup2usb from How to make a multi-purpose boot CD for Puppy and tools from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/.

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mdisaster2

Joined: 22 Dec 2006
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Location: Rome, Italy

PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun 2008, 14:57    Post_subject:  

Would that tool work with SD cards as well ?

I mean the vanilla type SD cards that you stick in the camera or the USB card reader, not the CF IDE cards. It would be nice if you could just burn a Puppy image on a SD card, stick the card into a Eeepc and boot...
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louijp

Joined: 24 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jun 2008, 00:01    Post_subject: Howto: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
Sub_title: I fail on a VIA Pico-ITX
 

I have an Artigo VIA Pico-ITX box, and I need to boot from USB as I do not have an USB CD/DVD.
I follow the procedure described here, but always fail at the same point.

Loading kernel drivers needed to access disk drives...
Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives...<RED TEXT>pup_400.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console...<END RED TEXT>
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
#

Here the computer just wait for very basic commands, so some of the OS is up, but I do not know how to get beyond this point.

Please help.
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Isis

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2008, 01:44    Post_subject: Howto: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
Sub_title: Solved - Didn't work for me.
 

Result following rico002's instructions: On boot up, it tries to boot from USB, but fails saying "Boot error." I probably messed up on some small step, but since he wrote it for an earlier version of Puppy . . . Has anyone had success using his instructions to boot 4.0 from USB? If so, did you have to tweek anything? Thank you!


I had to go to DIT today to buy two PCI cards and had him check out my USB thinking maybe it was only 1.0 compliant. It's 2.0, but he said my file probably should not be in .iso form. Silly me, Embarassed I assumed that since you burned .iso for a Live-CD/DVD that the USB would be the same. When I got home, I expanded the file onto the flash, and here I am! Using my flashdrive to write this! So, cool. Cool Now when I go home next week, I'll be able to take Puppy with me and show him off!
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Isis

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Aug 2008, 21:38    Post_subject: Re: Howto: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
Sub_title: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
 

[quote="rico002"]Make bootable usb drive with puppy on it from in Windows (with/without CD/DVD drive)

1.format your stick using the Fat16 or Fat32 file system. To do this you can Download and install the HP USB tool.
By running HPUSBFW.EXE with admin rights you can format the usb drive
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/26504.html




The above mentioned file is no longer available at that web address, but you can still get it here: http://files.filefront.com/HPUSBFWEXE/;7241778;/fileinfo.html
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nickvd

Joined: 16 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep 2008, 23:37    Post_subject: Re: Howto: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
Sub_title: I fail on a VIA Pico-ITX
 

louijp wrote:
I have an Artigo VIA Pico-ITX box, and I need to boot from USB as I do not have an USB CD/DVD.
I follow the procedure described here, but always fail at the same point.

Loading kernel drivers needed to access disk drives...
Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives...<RED TEXT>pup_400.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console...<END RED TEXT>
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
#

Here the computer just wait for very basic commands, so some of the OS is up, but I do not know how to get beyond this point.

Please help.


Not sure if you have solved your problem, however I encountered the exact problem on both vmware workstation (v6.0.4) and my artigo box... The solution in both cases turned out to be

add the flag acpi=off to grub (or at the 5 second pause on the live cd)
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Flash
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep 2008, 23:49    Post_subject: Re: Howto: bootable usb drive puppy from windows
Sub_title: I fail on a VIA Pico-ITX
 

nickvd wrote:
...add the flag acpi=off to grub (or at the 5 second pause on the live cd)

If you aren't a speed typist, you can extend the pause indefinitely by hitting the up arrow. Hit Enter when you're ready to proceed.
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Dromeno

Joined: 12 Sep 2008
Posts: 538

PostPosted: Mon 29 Sep 2008, 16:21    Post_subject: Isn't Unetbootin more simple?
Sub_title: A simplefied way to make a bootable USB drive Puppy from Windows
 

I think this is a more simple way (for beginners) to do make a bootable puppy thumbdrive:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNetbootin

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
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newbie314

Joined: 19 Aug 2008
Posts: 127

PostPosted: Mon 29 Sep 2008, 21:28    Post_subject:  

I concur, UnetBootin is great.
Works like a dream for Puppy.
And then you can learn later to mod a Grub when you do an install
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