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Installed Wary Puppy 5.5, won't boot from hdd.
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Pureforce

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 16:28    Post subject:  Installed Wary Puppy 5.5, won't boot from hdd.
Subject description: Need help setting up Wary Puppy 5.5 to boot from the HDD.
 

I can't seem to figure out how to get wary puppy to boot from the hdd.

At the end of the universal installer, it asked me to insert text(see code below) into a file.

file: menu.lst
location: /boot
text:

Code:
title Puppy Linux 5.5 full install in sda1
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 pmedia=atahd

That file does not exist on my hdd.
(sda1) /mnt/home/boot only contains /grub (empty) and 'vmlinuz'

Where do I go from here?
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ally


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Location: lincoln

PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 16:41    Post subject:  

hey pureforce

run grub4dos from menu>system which will do what you need

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Pureforce

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 16:57    Post subject:  

Thanks Ally!

You're right, it worked. I have another question, if you don't mind:

Where, inside this menu.lst file, do I insert the text from my original post?
Will it replace the information after the line:
"# Full installed Linux"
currently:
Code:
title Wary Puppy 5.5 (sda1/boot)
uuid (a bunch of letters & numbers)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro
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Semme

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 17:09    Post subject:  

Append it on the kernel line:
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro pmedia=atahd
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Pureforce

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 17:58    Post subject:  

Thanks Semme and ally!

This puppy is now sitting, rolling over, and rebooting as desired!
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 18:02    Post subject:  

Yeah, but does it still pee on the weewee pad? Very HappyWink
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Mar 2013, 03:25    Post subject: Re: Installed Wary Puppy 5.5, won't boot from hdd.
Subject description: Need help setting up Wary Puppy 5.5 to boot from the HDD.
 

Pureforce wrote:
I can't seem to figure out how to get wary puppy to boot from the hdd.

At the end of the universal installer, it asked me to insert text(see code below) into a file.

file: menu.lst
location: /boot
text:

Code:
title Puppy Linux 5.5 full install in sda1
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 pmedia=atahd

That file does not exist on my hdd.
(sda1) /mnt/home/boot only contains /grub (empty) and 'vmlinuz'

Where do I go from here?


The Universal Installer should work properly in Wary 5.5 If I remember correctly, the menu.lst file does not show up until one completes an initial re-boot following the installation. I am currently running pupmode 13, so I am not able to test this with Wary 5.5 Further, if the installation has completed properly, the only info that one is prompted to add to menu.lst is a proper description for the operating system: Wary Puppy Linux 5.5... instead of just: Linux... Notwithstanding, there are a few tweaks that can be made to menu.lst but this has nothing to do with whether Puppy will boot up or not.

The implication of your post is that the Universal Installer is not working properly regarding installing Wary 5.5 to the hard drive. I am not sure that this is, in fact, the case. We need to hear from other Wary users... --whether they are able to install version 5.5 to the hard drive via the Universal Installer or not...

Monsie

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