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Booting USB stick from floppy, wants login password
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clifford
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2005, 23:06    Post subject:  Booting USB stick from floppy, wants login password  

On the first try, almost, my old laptop booted from my usb stick (using the boot floppy). Great, but what I get is a command line prompt for login. I don't have a user name or password let alone what the root password is. How easy is this?
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Bancobusto


Joined: 13 Jun 2005
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Location: Vancouver Island

PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2005, 23:12    Post subject:  

I am not sure why you're getting the prompt, but try logging in as root.

It shouldn't ask you for a password Confused At least it doesn't ask me for one....

Hope that helps Very Happy

If you're successfull, then type startx
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 01:13    Post subject:  

That's usually caused by a corrupt pup001 file somewhere, that Puppy sees when it boots, and tries to use. One solution is to boot the Puppy CD with the option that doesn't use the HD (boot option 3, I think), then hunt down and delete all pup001 files you can find. Good hunting. Smile

Edit: Oops, sorry, I forgot you were booting from floppy. Well, I still think it could be a corrupt pup001 file somewhere. Maybe on the USB drive, but I haven't tried booting from USB so I don't know what else to do beyond using the CD as described above.
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 18:55    Post subject:  

it could also be a corrupt iso, or vmlinuz/image.gz/usr_cram.fs ... or your cpu might not be compatible ... hardware problems like bad ram or not enough ram can cause this too
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raffy

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 06:13    Post subject: Swap File  

Should your memory be less than 64 MB, you might want to use swap file. You will have to resize your current partition to give way to swap space = at least 64 MB or make it 2x RAM, whichever is larger.
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Dave
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Sep 2005, 00:34    Post subject: Login  

I have the same problem. The Live CD of Puppy keeps demanding a Login name & password. Yikes!
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