Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Thu 24 Apr 2014, 05:08
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Puppy CD won't boot in old Toshiba Satellite laptop
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [4 Posts]  
Author Message
lulrich

Joined: 25 Sep 2011
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 15:53    Post subject:  Puppy CD won't boot in old Toshiba Satellite laptop
Subject description: 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
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
saintless


Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 1621
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.

Cheers

_________________
KDpup-484 FoxyRoxyLinux Pussylinux BackUp forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger 
Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
Posts: 6825
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


Aitch Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
lulrich

Joined: 25 Sep 2011
Posts: 13

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
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [4 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0445s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0069s) ][ GZIP on ]