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Can't boot puppy from USB drive on laptop
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eyeshield

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 19:47    Post_subject:  Can't boot puppy from USB drive on laptop  

I am trying to boot Puppy through a USB drive onto a laptop.

I extracted all the files from the ISO to the USB drive. Now I don't know what to do. The site instructions just confuse me more. The ISO file doesn't have any syslinux files that is mentioned in the instructions.

Also running WinXP.
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Ian
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 20:07    Post_subject:  

The syslinux.zip file can be downloaded here:

http://www.goosee.com/puppy/download/syslinux.zip
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eyeshield

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 20:19    Post_subject:  

okay now when i try to do the syslinux.com e:

it gives me a boot read sector read failed. :[

man.
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eyeshield

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 21:02    Post_subject:  

man i've spent 3 hours trying to get this to work. :[

oh well. time to give up.
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eyeshield

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Sep 2005, 01:39    Post_subject:  

i have not given up yet. i finally got it booting but it can't find usr_cram.fs.

grrrr. i won't give up.
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carzy puppy
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2005, 10:04    Post_subject:  

hey ejes shield can you tell me how you solved the problem with booting.
I'm encountering a similiar problem - I guess. When I reboot I get "error loading operating system"
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blackbelt
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2005, 21:08    Post_subject:  

make sure you're using the latest syslinux... like 3.11 or something
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sam
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep 2005, 08:36    Post_subject:  

eyeshield wrote:
i have not given up yet. i finally got it booting but it can't find usr_cram.fs.

grrrr. i won't give up.


Hey eyeshield

I had the same problem; in my case puppy stated that there was no disc found which could be mounted, and whether I wanted to proceed anyway. If I just pressed ENTER, it said later that it could not find usr_cram.fs. But if you enter 'sda1' (to mount the USB stick) it worked.

hope this helps.

samuel.
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