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Puppy 5.01 cannot see hard drive
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hazcrew


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 10:00    Post subject:  Puppy 5.01 cannot see hard drive  

I have an IBM A20M laptop (PIII 700MHz 512MB Ram, 440BX chipset) which has had a new lease of life using Puppy 413 frugal hd install running perfectly.

I decided to upgrade to v5.01 however.
The live CD runs but does not see the Hard drive (Toshiba) I then put the relevant files on the HD for a manual (frugal) install and on boot from the hard disk it stalled with the message lupu-501.sfs not found although the path and all files seem correct.

Loading up other liveCD's : - 4.2 detects drive but 4.3.1 doesn't.
So I would guess something was dropped from the kernel between 4.2 and 4.3

Although not a total newbie my experience using Linux is limited.

My question to everybody would be:
Is there a way of fixing this so I can use puppy 5.

Thanks in advance
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Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 14:03    Post subject:  

There is something contradictory in your post.
You say the 502 live doesn't see the HDD and yet you write you did put the relevant files on the HDD. Magic?

I think your HW has problems with the newer kernels.
You better try the retro versions where it exist and I think lucid doesn't have one.
But you can try wary, a lower kernel then quirky.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 14:22    Post subject:  

Beem maybe this explains it.

Quote:
Loading up other liveCD's : - 4.2 detects drive but 4.3.1 doesn't.


He used the other liveCD wit h4.2 to do the frugal install?

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hazcrew


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jun 2010, 07:03    Post subject:    

nooby - spot on.

I've decided to keep it at v4.2.1 I'll leave creating a retro v5 to someone with a bit more experience than me. Wink

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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jun 2010, 09:36    Post subject:  

hazcrew wrote:
nooby - spot on.

I've decided to keep it at v4.2.1 I'll leave creating a retro v5 to someone with a bit more experience than me. Wink

Thanks


Partitions made with Puppies before 4.3.1 have 128 inodes.
Partitions from 4.3.1 and on have 256 inodes.
Trying to install a new version on a partition made with the
earlier Puppy can cause problems.

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