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Grub configuration
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Ian
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Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 1237
Location: Queensland

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 22:09    Post_subject:  

To format your 1st partition on the hard drive boot up a live Puppy CD and make sure that it does not write pup001 file to hda1then open rxvt and type in the following:

mke2fs /dev/hda1

and this will create an ext2 filesystem on your 1st partition.
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Marcel


Joined: 15 May 2005
Posts: 112
Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 00:43    Post_subject:  

Ok Guys and Gals: here is what I have now done:
I booted Puppy from the CD, and used cfdisk to delete hda2, and made hda1 bootable, and created an extended partiton (I think) - dunno why, just felt like it! Well, thought I'd give it a try..Wink

Then I re-installed to hda1, and chose to use Grub, which I configured with all the defaults, except I put it in the MBR
It all works fine, thank goodness!Very Happy

Only problem now is that Puppy recognises my touchpad but not my ps/2 mouse.Sad

I'm nervous about reconfiguring the mouse: when I tried it in Mepis the whole thing froze: no touchpad, no mouse.
Has anyone got both pad and mouse to work? How?.

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Marcel


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 00:46    Post_subject:  

Sorry - I meant 'my serial mouse'
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flamesage


Joined: 01 Jul 2005
Posts: 214

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 00:50    Post_subject:  

Code:

# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# generated by 'grubconfig'.  Thu Jul 28 22:22:45 2005
#
# Start GRUB global section
#timeout 30
color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
  title Puppy Linux (on /dev/hda1)
  root (hd0,0)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 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 (hd0,0)
setup (fd0)
pause Press enter to continue.
title Install GRUB to Linux partition (on /dev/hda1)
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0,0)
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)


So in my example, how would I have it automaticly boot up Puppy Linux (on hda1) after 5 seconds?
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Bancobusto


Joined: 13 Jun 2005
Posts: 168
Location: Vancouver Island

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 01:13    Post_subject:  

uncomment the timeout option, and set it to 5 seconds (erase the # symbol).

it worked for me!

hey, for fun change vga=normal to vga=773

you get a cool penguin and smaller text during yer boot-up....

beware that apparently this takes a small amount of time longer that vga=normal... but it looks a lot nicer Very Happy

and it's easier to read all the funky messages that Puppy displays during boot up...
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Flash
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 01:25    Post_subject:  

Marcel, could you start a new thread re your mouse/touchpad problem, so I can put 'solved' on this one? Thanks. Smile
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flamesage


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 01:34    Post_subject:  

all vga773 does is give me a big black screen........
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Bancobusto


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 01:37    Post_subject:  

ooops... I guess that that command only works if yer monitor supports 1024x728 rez?

Did you put the = sign in there?

Sorry if that didn't work for you, dude....

It works for me and i find it enjoyable, so I thought I'd share it...

maybe stick to vga=normal to be safe Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Marcel


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 01:46    Post_subject:  

Sorry Flash! I've started the new thread, as requested!
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