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How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD
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CatDude


Joined: 03 Jan 2007
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2009, 16:24    Post subject:  

Hello daton

Please could you give more details
as to what you have done with regard to making your install.

CatDude
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daton1

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009, 04:30    Post subject:  

I had Ubuntu. I got the same format and entered the full installation of puppy. All as stated in the instructions. I considered menu.lst but it seemed to me a little bit different than the instructions. After restart message written briefly mentioned and I was able to run puppy. The evening include copied menu.lst. I thank you for your help. Daton
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daton1

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009, 05:35    Post subject:  

Surprised Sorry I accidentally registered twice daton1 = daton
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daton

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009, 10:30    Post subject:  

Here is menu.lst configuration:

# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# generated by 'grubconfig'. Sat May 23 22:35:34 2009
#
# The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/sda' is
# here '/boot/grub/mbr.sda.313'. You can restore it like this.
# dd if=/boot/grub/mbr.sda.313 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
#
# Start GRUB global section
timeout 30
default 0
color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
title Linux (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 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/sda1)
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)


Please check it thanks Daton
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coerciblegerm

Joined: 11 Jun 2009
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Location: Minnesota, United States

PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2009, 17:39    Post subject:  

I followed the instructions above, and I get the following when I try to boot into puppy from GRUB;

Code:
root (hd0,0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz   root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=normal

Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Press any key to continue..._


Which then brings me back to GRUB.

Any ideas on what might be going on here?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2009, 17:57    Post subject:  

It probably means that the file /boot/vmlinuz is somehow corrupted. You can try manually copying a fresh copy from the Live CD. Or you might want to consider this install procedure.
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coerciblegerm

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2009, 20:07    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
It probably means that the file /boot/vmlinuz is somehow corrupted. You can try manually copying a fresh copy from the Live CD. Or you might want to consider this install procedure.


Indeed it was corrupted... was showing no data at all in the file for some reason. I replaced 'vmlinuz' with a copy from the cd, and now it gives me another error...

Code:
Unizmaing Linux... done.
Booting the kernel.
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.   Try passing init=option to kernel


I'm assuming it wants me to add 'init=(somevalue)' at boot... searched google and these forums for an answer and haven't found anything that works...
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2009, 20:22    Post subject:  

I would guess that there is a mismatch between what you have installed on your hard drive and the contents of your menu.lst file. You might want to consider another install approach.
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coerciblegerm

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2009, 20:29    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
I would guess that there is a mismatch between what you have installed on your hard drive and the contents of your menu.lst file. You might want to consider another install approach.


Thanks for your continued assistance. I'll try the method you recommended to me earlier. Hopefully it'll do the trick, since the universal installer hasn't been working too well for me.

EDIT:
Thanks a million! Your script worked perfectly! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2009, 22:23    Post subject:  

Glad to help.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun 2009, 06:13    Post subject:  

Hi

@ rcrsn51
Cheers mate Wink Wink

CatDude
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hatchiebird

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Location: Tennessee, USA

PostPosted: Sat 13 Jun 2009, 15:02    Post subject: Thanks For the HOWTO  

I was having difficulty getting puppy retro installed on an old Pentium II computer that I had in a closet for years. I finally got it to work after following your instructions. I plan to use the old computer for a music system at a vacation property. Puppy runs great on the old machine. Much faster than Windows 98 ever ran on it. Very Happy

Thanks!
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun 2009, 12:22    Post subject: Re: Thanks For the HOWTO  

Hello hatchiebird

Welcome to the kennels.

hatchiebird wrote:
I was having difficulty getting puppy retro installed on an old Pentium II computer that I had in a closet for years. I finally got it to work after following your instructions.


Glad that you found it useful, congratulations.

CatDude
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P.S
Nice wallpaper you have got on it there.

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howard

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Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, US

PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 19:49    Post subject: Full install of Puppy
Subject description: Success story
 

Many kudos, CatDude, for your step-by-step instructions. I'm enjoying the result of my Puppy install right now. Your reward for the level of detail you provided, especially with the GParted and GRUB, is my successful install on the very first try.
Best regards,
howard
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 12:12    Post subject: Re: Full install of Puppy
Subject description: Success story
 

Hello howard

howard wrote:
Many kudos, CatDude, for your step-by-step instructions. I'm enjoying the result of my Puppy install right now.


Thank you, and congratulations on succeeding with your install of Puppy.

howard wrote:

Your reward for the level of detail you provided, especially with the GParted and GRUB, is my successful install on the very first try.
Best regards,
howard


And your reward is receiving my 500th post.

All the best
CatDude
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