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Phabbits

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2013, 14:51    Post_subject:  BoxPup Frugal Install
Sub_title: How do I install boxpup puppy linux frugaly?
 

Hello everyone I am a newbie here. I am attempting to install BoxPup 4.3.1 on an old laptop, the laptop has no cd rom and can't boot from usb. I have a ide to usb adapter which I am using to connect the laptop's internal hdd to another desktop pc. I was able to partition the hdd with GParted and I placed the puppy files on it. I have grub running on the hdd and configured the menu.lst. When I tried to boot everything went find till it looked for the PUP-431.shs and could not find it.
Thanks for any replies and all replies are appreciated.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2013, 17:21    Post_subject:  

Where did you place the Puppy files on the hard drive?
Post the grub menu.lst entry you made.

Also make sure the Puppy file names are in lower case.

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Phabbits

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2013, 17:38    Post_subject:  

I placed the puppy files just on the hdd if that makes sense. Inside the folder "boxpup"
And here is what the menu.lst file looks like
# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# generated by 'grubconfig'. Fri Feb 22 15:50:43 2013
#
# The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/sda' is
# here '/boot/grub/mbr.sda.23647'. You can restore it like this.
# dd if=/boot/grub/mbr.sda.23647 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
#
# Start GRUB global section
#timeout 30
color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
title BoxPup (on /dev/sda2)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel /boxpup/vmlinuz pmedia=idehd
psubdir=boxpup nosmp
initrd /boxpup/initrd.gz

title Linux (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro vga=normal
# Linux bootable partition config ends
title Install GRUB to floppy disk (on /dev/fd0)
pause Insert a formatted floppy disk and press enter.
root (hd0,1)
setup (fd0)
pause Press enter to continue.
title Install GRUB to Linux partition (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0,1)
pause Press enter to continue.
title - For help press 'c', then type: 'help'
root (hd0)
title - For usage examples, type: 'cat /boot/grub/usage.txt'
root (hd0)[/i][/i]
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mill0001

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2013, 13:38    Post_subject:  

Hi, in your 1st post you said "looked for PUP-431.shs and could not find it". If the pup file is named PUP-431.shs it is not correct. Rename that to pup-431.sfs and you should be good to go.
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Phabbits

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2013, 21:15    Post_subject:  

mill0001 wrote:
Hi, in your 1st post you said "looked for PUP-431.shs and could not find it". If the pup file is named PUP-431.shs it is not correct. Rename that to pup-431.sfs and you should be good to go.

No, sadly it is pup-431.sfs Sad
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2013, 21:21    Post_subject:  

Code:
kernel /boxpup/vmlinuz pmedia=idehd
psubdir=boxpup nosmp

In your menu.lst file are these on two separate lines?

It should be

Code:
kernel /boxpup/vmlinuz pmedia=idehd psubdir=boxpup nosmp


Does your hard drive have two partitions? And is Boxpup in the second one?
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Phabbits

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Feb 2013, 17:09    Post_subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Code:
kernel /boxpup/vmlinuz pmedia=idehd
psubdir=boxpup nosmp

In your menu.lst file are these on two separate lines?

It should be

Code:
kernel /boxpup/vmlinuz pmedia=idehd psubdir=boxpup nosmp


Does your hard drive have two partitions? And is Boxpup in the second one?

Yes the HDD has two partitons. First one is swap and the second one is Boxpup. Also the code in menu.lst is just code I found on the internet not from the universal installer. So I will edit that line.
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