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Fatdog64 won't boot from flash drive after saving
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superdave

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 09:59    Post_subject:  Fatdog64 won't boot from flash drive after saving  

Ok, I got the Fatdog-64 bit puppy to boot the install cd, but after saving to the flash drive it will not boot from my flash drive after I saved everything to it. What should I tweak?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 10:23    Post_subject:  

Are you getting error messages or just long lines of .......?

Some BIOSes won't boot Fatdogs's large init.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 22:00    Post_subject:  

I will have to try it again to let you know
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superdave

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 10:44    Post_subject:  

I got a smiley face in the upper left corner forever then I hit enter and it tried to load like the CD showing similar text the last text was DHCP... and then it goes to windows.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 11:03    Post_subject:  

Ok, I tried again. It did the smiley face again forever. I hit enter and then it said "operation system not found" I am thinking it did not save the system to my flash drive. I did a save file, but I am thinking only it did not load the system to the flash drive. Is there another way after using the CD to load it on the flash drive for good. I think that is my problem.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 11:20    Post_subject:  

Did you install a bootloader on the flash drive? Or did you just copy the two Fatdog files onto it?

Run Control Panel > Utilities > Grub4Dos Bootloader Config.

Make sure that you pick your flash drive as the target device, not your main hard drive.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 20:19    Post_subject:  

Ok your right I didn't do that. I tried your way and it gave me some errors.

#1 error:
Boot Flag not found on sdb.
Some BIOS does not boot from the drive which has no boot flag. But you can proceed installing grub4dos first.

#2 error: then I continued and got this error:

/usr/sbin/grub4dosconfig
version 1.8.0
Wed Mar 6 05:15:34 GMT 2013
mount: warning: /mnt/sda3 seems to be mounted read-only.
Writing... /mnt/sdb/menu.lst
Installing grldr ...
`/usr/lib/grub4dos/grldr' -> `/mnt/sdb/grldr'
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 5.9362e-05 s, 8.6 MB/s
Installing bootloader on /dev/sdb ...

Error: Invalid partition table. Must specify --floppy explicitly for floppy.

BOOTLACE writes GRLDR BOOT RECORD to MBR or to the boot area of a file system.
Usage: bootlace.com [OPTIONS] DEVICE_OR_FILE
Options: --read-only, --floppy[=N], --boot-prevmbr-first, --boot-prevmbr-last,
--no-backup-mbr, --force-backup-mbr, --mbr-enable-floppy, --mbr-disable-floppy,
--mbr-enable-osbr, --mbr-disable-osbr, --duce, --time-out=T, --hot-key=K,
--preferred-drive=D, --preferred-partition=P, --sectors-per-track=S, --heads=H,
--start-sector=B, --total-sectors=C, --install-partition=I, --lba, --chs,
--fat12, --fat16, --fat32, --vfat, --ntfs, --ext2, --serial-number=SN,
--restore-mbr, --mbr-no-bpb, --chs-no-tune
DEVICE_OR_FILE: Filename of the device or image. For DOS, a BIOS drive number
(in hex 0xHH or decimal DDD format)can be used to access the drive.
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 6.6339e-05 s, 7.7 MB/s
Failed to install bootlace.com.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 21:02    Post_subject:  

It sounds like you need to run Gparted and re-format your flash drive. Note that this will erase any files that you have on it.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 22:31    Post_subject:  

Hi, where is Gparted located? I cannot find it even with pfinder.
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Mar 2013, 06:48    Post_subject:  

superdave wrote:
Hi, where is Gparted located? I cannot find it even with pfinder.

It's somewhere in the Control Panel.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Mar 2013, 21:36    Post_subject:  

I looked in the control panel before and it was not there. I did a search and nothing came up in pfinder.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Mar 2013, 21:38    Post_subject:  

can i do it in windows instead somewhere?
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mini-jaguar

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Mar 2013, 12:51    Post_subject:  

It's there under one of the tabs in the control panel. (edit: Utilities I think) I'm not in Fatdog right now so I can't tell you exactly, but it's there.

But make sure you select the flash drive and not your internal drive when you reformat, and also when you set the Grub later, or else you will lose everything on your hard drive in the first case and not be able to boot from your hard drive in the second.
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superdave

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar 2013, 20:55    Post_subject:  

Ok, I found it in utilities. If I format it, thru "Partition" and "format to" it has several choices to reformat it. Which type would work best on my Windows 7 64 bit with 8 GB RAM in Fatdog 64.

There are different EXTs, Fat16, Fat32, linuxswap, etc....

Is that the right area?
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mini-jaguar

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 15:20    Post_subject:  

FAT32 if you want to write files from Windows to the USB stick, otherwise one of the EXTs, pretty much any will do, unless you want to install some really old Puppies on the stick as well and they don't support EXT3 or 4.
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