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Puppy CD won't boot in old Toshiba Satellite laptop
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lulrich

Joined: 25 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 15:53    Post_subject:  Puppy CD won't boot in old Toshiba Satellite laptop
Sub_title: I get this message: Kernel panic-not syncing : Attempted to kill init!
 

hi everyone,
I am learning to use puppy and run into this problem, I have an old computer I wanted to convert to puppy linux and when I put the cd in the computer it starts but only goes so far,
perfoming a ¨switch_root to the layered filesystem...Kernel panic-not syncing
: Attempted to kill init!

its an old satellite 2540CDS toshiba, I would really like to use linux on it and think it can be done, if someone can help me I would appreciate, blessings
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saintless


Joined: 11 Jun 2011
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Location: Bulgaria

PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 16:22    Post_subject:  

Hi, it is an old laptop if I don't mistake.
I think you should use some puppy linux for older hardware for this laptop like Wary or Puppy 431. I don't have a laptop but I'm sure someone will suggest you better laptop puppy version than me.

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Aitch


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Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 17:30    Post_subject:  

Quote:
2540CDS toshiba


Wow, that probably is 300mhz with only 96mb ram? more specs please

People have got them working, but puppy development moves on, so you may need a better PC to download and burn ISOs with, if it won't run with the version you're trying
often on older hardware you may need to add
Code:
acpi=off

Code:
acpi=noirq

or some other boot parameter at the 5 second boot page, to prevent that message

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BootParameters

here's a similar problem machine

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52429

You may also need to go into your bios and turn off plug and play, and set the boot order to CD 1st, if it isn't

You don't say which puppy version you are trying, but instead, try an earlier 214X or 4.2.1R, or Wary 522

http://www.smokey01.com/ttuuxxx/2.14X/iso-sfs/214X-top6.2.iso

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-4.2.1retro-k2.6.21.7-seamonkey.iso

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/wary-5.2.2/wary-5.2.2.iso

good luck


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lulrich

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 23:02    Post_subject: installing puppy on old computer  

thank you much I'll see what I can do and let you know how it went,
blessings
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