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Failed Frugal install Slacko on USBFlash
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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jul 2011, 05:47    Post subject:  Failed Frugal install Slacko on USBFlash  

Does anyone boot up successfully "slacko" (frugal installed) on USB Flash?

This is my menu.lst
Code:

title SLACKO (usb/slacko)
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /slacko/initrd.gz
  kernel /slacko/vmlinuz   psubdir=slacko pmedia=usbflash pfix=fsck
  initrd /slacko/initrd.gz


Error message "... Can not find puppy_spup_311.37.sfs ...."
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jul 2011, 12:14    Post subject: Re: Failed Frugal install Slacko on USBFlash  

vanchutr wrote:
Does anyone boot up successfully "slacko" (frugal installed) on USB Flash?

This is my menu.lst
Code:

title SLACKO (usb/slacko)
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /slacko/initrd.gz
  kernel /slacko/vmlinuz  psubdir=slacko pmedia=usbflash pfix=fsck
  initrd /slacko/initrd.gz


Error message "... Can not find puppy_spup_311.37.sfs ...."

kernel /slacko/vmlinuz psubdir=slacko pmedia=usbflash pfix=fsck
Flip the location of the entries in red so it looks like:.
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz pmedia=usbflash psubdir=slacko pfix=fsck

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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jul 2011, 19:32    Post subject:  

Thank you Bigpup.
Flipped two options but no success. I met same error:
Code:

...
Searching ... puppy_spup_311.37.sfs not found Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console
...

In same menu, with luci_266, I can boot up and LUCI 266 runs no pains

*** This error comes on in frugal installation on USB-Flash (only)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jul 2011, 19:57    Post subject:  

How do you have the flash drive formatted - FAT16 or FAT32? I wonder if it has something to do with the extra-long name of the sfs file.
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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jul 2011, 23:39    Post subject:  

To rcrsn51
I'd formatted my USB Flash in EXT3. I boot (good) it in many other distro (icepup 015, snow 020, midnight 003, popular 003, Puppy 432, luci 566). But I can not boot it with slacko (only slacko!)
Thank you, your reading
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enhu


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 04:00    Post subject:  

have you tried the simplest params like this

kernel /slack/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1 ro vga=normal
initrd /slack/initrd.gz
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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 04:34    Post subject:  

To Enhu
Still got same error
TK
(** Boot from USB Flash - My Comp has no HDD**)
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 04:51    Post subject:  

vanchutr wrote:
(** Boot from USB Flash - My Comp has no HDD**)

It would have been nice to mention that in your first post. Apparently, slacko has been built with the woof version that has the no-hard-drive-flash-drive boot bug.

There are discussions about this in the recent Luci threads.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 04:55    Post subject:  

From the first post of Slacko 311.37 110717:
01micko wrote:
If you can't boot try instead of "pmedia=usbflash" using "pmedia=sdb1" (or if you have more drives/partitions bump the letter from 'b' to 'c' or 'd' or whatever suits your system).
Have you tried?

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 09:11    Post subject:  

rhadon wrote:
From the first post of Slacko 311.37 110717:
01micko wrote:
If you can't boot try instead of "pmedia=usbflash" using "pmedia=sdb1" (or if you have more drives/partitions bump the letter from 'b' to 'c' or 'd' or whatever suits your system).
Have you tried?

Rolf

Actually that was for the previous version, 310.37. My fault for not updating info Embarassed .
Slacko is always built from the latest woof at the time, the no hard drive bug is supposed to be solved, though I haven't tested with latest slacko. On the 'todo' list.

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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 19:28    Post subject:  

To 01micko. Thank you

01micko wrote:
Code:

If you can't boot try instead of "pmedia=usbflash" using "pmedia=sdb1" (or if you have more drives/partitions bump the letter from 'b' to 'c' or 'd' or whatever suits your system).


SLACKO 311.17 boot with this entry:
Code:

title SLACKO2 (usb/slacko) 
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz pmedia=sdb psubdir=slacko
initrd /slacko/initrd.gz


I'd used option "pmedia=sdb" - (not pmedia=sdb1). And I'd solved my "noob"
Thank you again.

SLACKO run fast
I can connect to internet with 3GUSB modem (Huawei) with SLACKO
sound works automatically (on my comp.) - no need to config...
Install SCIM method input - Success
Easy to use SLACKO
Thank to all developpers and 01micko
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 20:23    Post subject:  

@vanchutr: Try leaving out all the options and just make the line
Code:
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz

I suspect that this will work just as well. Then try
Code:
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz pmedia=vanchutr psubdir=slacko
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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2011, 21:48    Post subject:  

To Rcrsn51

rcrsn51 wrote
Code:

@vanchutr: Try leaving out all the options and just make the line
Code:
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz

I suspect that this will work just as well. Then try
Code:
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz pmedia=vanchutr psubdir=slacko


It works with my frugal instal.. (on USB Flash)
But how is that? A magic code? extra stuff? A bug of Grub4Dos? Because I'd installed USB boot code from Grub4Dos 1.7 (shinobar)?

I'd tested with other entry:
Code:

title SLACKO2 (usb/slacko) 
kernel /slacko/vmlinuz pmedia=ababa psubdir=slacko 
initrd /slacko/initrd.gz


That works also (pmedia=ababa)!!! Laughing

Any comments?
Thank you, Rcrsn51
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2011, 03:09    Post subject:  

The "pmedia" argument is only designed to take values like "usbflash" or "atahd". Any other values, like "sdb" or "vanchutr", are ignored and Puppy starts searching your drives for the sfs file. Did you see the word "pausing" in red?

Apparently, new kernels need extra time on some machines for USB devices to be initialized. Making Puppy hunt around for the sfs file allows that to happen.
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2011, 06:21    Post subject:  

Thank you rcrsn51
Problem was solved --
No--no--no-- I'm wrong
Can boot slacko with USB-Flash if my system with hard disk. Other while, without hard disk I can't boot
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