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mzee1934

Joined: 15 Feb 2018
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2018, 22:13    Post subject:  FatDog64 720 & 721
Subject description: Can not boot with USB stick
 

I downloaded both FatDog64 720 & 721 and copied them to a USB stick with Rufus in 'ISO' mode. Neither one will boot, both end up with a login message & a blinking cursor.
How should I install them, & should I use 'ISO' or 'DD' settings in Rufus?
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belham2

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2018, 06:05    Post subject: Re: FatDog64 720 & 721
Subject description: Can not boot with USB stick
 

mzee1934 wrote:
I downloaded both FatDog64 720 & 721 and copied them to a USB stick with Rufus in 'ISO' mode. Neither one will boot, both end up with a login message & a blinking cursor.
How should I install them, & should I use 'ISO' or 'DD' settings in Rufus?


Hey Mzee,

Any chance you can nix Rufus altogether, and read thru this link & try one of these?

http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/faqs/faq.html

I always have hit or miss luck with Rufus on everything. DD-ing anything is my preferred route. Also be aware, if you've an older machine, Fatdog (since its initrd is so huge) will take awhile to boot. Like in several minutes. Lol, mine took ~7 minutes once, cursor blinking & all, until I realized what was going on & doing wrong Laughing . You can get around this, like myself & others do, by making the initrd smaller (removing the Fatdog64.sfs main file). There's detailed information within Fatdog Documentation to do this, and/or also use (iirc) a downloadable smaller initrd version. Anyhow, here's the main link for Fatdog Documentation & everything for handling the ISO. It really pays to take time to read this ALL thru and know what's what. And its rewarding in the end, as Fatdog (and all Puppies & DDogs here) are unlike the big Linux distros that your use to just slamming & booting up):

http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/#docs


Good luck!
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mzee1934

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2018, 07:30    Post subject: Problems with FatDogs
Subject description: Booting & savefiles
 

The problem of the USB stick not booting FD64 720 was solved by selecting 'DD' in Rufus. There is another problem with FD64 720 in that when booting with 'LICK' it comes up with the same message as it did with the USB created with the 'ISO' setting:-

"Welcome to Bulldog Linux.
bulldog Login:
Password: "

No idea who or what is Bulldog, Login or Password.

There is also a problem with the savefile in FD64 710 when booted by 'LICK' on HPG3 eMMc notebook running W10 with EFI. FD runs fine, but for some reason it ignores the savefile, even when found. If I place the savefile on a USB stick it works fine.
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