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Acer Travelmate 290 - missing boot image
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Dec 2005, 13:03    Post_subject:  Acer Travelmate 290 - missing boot image  

Hi folks,

I've been using puppy on a dell laptop from my work without any problems for a good while and love it.

I've now bought myself an Acer TravelMate 290 and tried to use it, but it comes up with a

Could not find kernel image: 1

error message.

Any tips. Any help appreciated. It has XP on it but I really dont want to use this for WEb Browsing with all the security issues

any help gratefully received MrD.20.odaily@spamgourmet.com
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ICPUG

Joined: 24 Jul 2005
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 20 Dec 2005, 14:52    Post_subject:  

Mr D

Along with many others I have had this problem on my laptop with all versions of Puppy to 1.0.6 and there has been no real solution forthcoming – so far!

My workaround was to put the compressed files from the CD on my hard drive and boot from there using Grub. There are a number of previous posts on doing this so you might like to have a look at the following:

How to Install on a machine with Windows XP

Manual:
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/InstallingPuppyOnNTFS
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/InsideXP

Automatic:
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=3534

Tutorial:
http://ph-islands.net/pupinstall/winxp.php

Now, I have recently been testing the Puppy 1.0.7 alpha (from http://www.pupweb.org/test/ ) on my laptop and it finds the kernel fine and boots as normal – so this may be another possibility to look at.

Bear in mind that an alpha release may mean it has more bugs than normal and is not a formal release. Do anything at your own risk, caveat emptor and all that!

ICPUG
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