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Problem booting liveCD
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JumpyPuppy
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PostPosted: Fri 27 May 2005, 07:23    Post subject:  Problem booting liveCD  

I'm tryin to install Puppy 1.0.2 to my old computer:

Pentium2 - 200MHz
32MB Ram
3GB Harddisk (2.7GB free space) - in one FAT32 partition

I took a photo of the screen where everything stops, see the attachement.
What should I do?
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BarryK
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Joined: 09 May 2005
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: Fri 27 May 2005, 09:21    Post subject:  

Try Pup 1.0.1, it has kernel 2.4.
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John Sullivan

Joined: 03 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 09:02    Post subject:  

Something similar with me;

Everything goes fast´n smooth until where something is going to be copied into ramdisk ( / ?), and then everything stops because .usr is not found and the system has to wait 60 seconds or something, then asks me for pasword.

I checked md5sum and all seemed to be allright.

Confused
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 09:51    Post subject:  

John, those are classic symptoms of a corrupt pup001 file on your hard drive. Puppy looks for the pup001 file when it boots. If there is a pup001 file but it has something wrong with it, Puppy hangs and asks for a password.
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Lobster
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 10:24    Post subject:  

The pup001 is the file where configuration and work is saved on an available hard disk. To delete it you require a boot disk - a windows boot disk is often fine.

boot up
c:
and del pup001

1.0.2 is out and a major change to a faster and more comprehensive Linux kernel (core program) has been started.

However if experiencing problems try:

PizzaPuppy - uses the more stable 2.4 kernel and v1.0.1 setup with printing and better support for some older software

Notice the boot up options (activated by pressing 1-4)

http://www.freeveda.org/linux/puppy/pizzapup-1.0.1.iso∞
http://www.freeveda.org/linux/puppy/pizzapup-1.0.1.md5∞

torrent
http://www.linuxtracker.org/∞


Ay Chihuachua!
Woof! Woof!
Coming soon . . . Puppy 1.0.3 for 29th June 2005

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Flash
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 14:43    Post subject:  

Here's another thread in the forum that might have some useful info. Especially PeterSeig's posts.
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ezeze5000


Joined: 10 May 2005
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Location: Missouri U.S.A

PostPosted: Sat 04 Jun 2005, 07:06    Post subject: CD Boot Hanging fix  

Pizzapup is the way to go to fix the booting problem on older PC's



I downloaded it last night and it workes real good.


Cool wallpaper too! Very Happy
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jun 2005, 07:33    Post subject: Re: CD Boot Hanging fix  

The wallpaper is Ice kewled . . .
Glad it worked for you. Pizzasgood - the deep pan who created pizzapup will be well pleased - he is away on holiday at the moment. Barry is gonna offer a choice of kennels [ . . . ahem kernels . . . I mean . . .] which will allow boot up from 2.4 or 2.6 Linux kernels . . .
- sorry can not remember the details but this will be a further enhancement.

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