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Puppy Linux Presice 5.7.1 Retro won't boot from USB drive
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mmand1c

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 05:36    Post subject:  Puppy Linux Presice 5.7.1 Retro won't boot from USB drive
Subject description: Puppy Linux Presice 5.7.1 Retro won't boot from USB drive
 

My CPU is AMD Sempron 140, motherboard ASRock N68-S and 2GB RAM.

I am currently using Slacko64 6.3.2 and I want to try Precise 5.7.1 Retro.When I installed Slacko64,I normally made bootable USB drive using dd command.However when i make bootable USB drive of Precise 5.7.1 Retro using dd coomand,my computer boots into Hard Drive.I always set proper boot order in BIOS.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 06:55    Post subject:  

I run a retro copy myself. Try the method here, Mate.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 08:50    Post subject:  

It doesn't work(I even watched video).Seems really strange.

Anyway,I would really like to thank you for your help,Semme!Is thereany way I can commend you(I mean do you have some points like on StackExchange)?
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 09:12    Post subject:  

Thanks, but forget points. No one's keep'n score.

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Now the failure..

Which method did you go with and the brand of stick you've got?

Were Slacko's 32b compatibility libs loaded?

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 09:35    Post subject:  

I have 2 USB drives.I tried dd method and your on both of them.

32bit libraries are loaded.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 09:48    Post subject:  

Which one of these setups would you prefer?
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Page 12 for a better way to keep your save file/folder on the flash drive.

OR
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Page 10.. Instructions for creating a combo setup where you boot off the flash drive but keep your main Puppy files on the hard drive.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 12:57    Post subject:  

I would like option from page 10.But USB drive doesn't even boot.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 13:05    Post subject:  

Why not extract the Iso and copy the vimlinuz- init.gz----puppy.sfs---- and maybe zdrv.sfs----- to Usb Flash and use Grub4dos ----------
never failed for me .


Don`t forget to make Usb Flash bootable with gparted ------set boot flag .
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 13:33    Post subject:  

I think that problem is in ISO image itself.Making bootable flash drive with dd command should work.

Why would install Grub4dos?I installed Slacko64 6.3.2 without bootloader using dd command.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 14:55    Post subject:  

No you didn't. Slacko boots with ISOLINUX!

What I handed you more or less automates what Backi posted.

For the page ten method, I can only guess you did what most novice users do, fail once and quit.

It's *persistence* that gets you places in this world.

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You formatted FAT32 and set the boot flag, right?

Good.

Here I would ALWAYS remove, then replug the drive.

You then unpacked and ran the isobooter script.

Good.

Yes made it bootable.

Then you copied your ISO, rt-clicked, "Window >> Terminal Here" and ran "sync".

Good.

Then you fired the script again and answered "n" when asked to make bootable.

@ the following screen your answered "y".

Now..
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4. Delete the "chainloader" line and replace it with
Code:

kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=atahd pdev1=sdaX
initrd /initrd.gz

Note that "pdev1" ends with the digit "one" and "X" is the number of the target hard drive partition.

THIS PARTITION NUMBER RELATES TO THE DRIVE WHERE YOU'VE PLANNED TO CREATE YOUR FIRST SAVE FILE.

5. Save and unmount the flash drive.
6. Shut down and make your savefile on partition sdaX. Also copy the main SFS file(s) to sdaX.
7. Reboot.

BEFORE continuing with #6, click on your Precise ISO and copy your "puppy_precise_5.7.1.sfs" TO the partition in your "pdev1=sdaX" statement.

Now if you already have a Precise save file on this partition, great. You can reboot.

If you don't and the Precise boot causes any grief, post back.

It may need a "pfix=ram" addition on the end of your kernel line.

Done right, get back with the words I wanna hear.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 16:37    Post subject:  

It finally works!

I did all the forum instructions again and now it works!
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 17:05    Post subject:  

Amen!
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