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topdown

Joined: 23 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:36    Post_subject:  Racy Puppy
Sub_title: Racy Puppy boots on one laptop but not another
 

I have Racy Puppy on a 2 GB USB drive. It will boot OK on my desktop and one laptop but not my notebook. Sad However, I have another version on another 256M USB drive which will boot on all of them. Why won't the 2GB one work on the Notebook?
Thanks in advance
Mike
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rokytnji


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:32    Post_subject:  

Edited because there is so much wrong with this thread I should not answer.
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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2012, 20:35    Post_subject:  

Quote:
I have another version on another 256M USB drive which will boot on all of them


is this also racy puppy?

Also, if you put other puppies on the 2gig drive, will they boot?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2012, 22:36    Post_subject:  

I wonder if the BIOS on this machine doesn't like large USB drives. Try making a partition of only 256 MB and installing Puppy in it.

Also, check that the boot flag is set.

Are both flash drives formatted with the same file system?
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topdown

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2012, 04:53    Post_subject:  

To expand and answer some of the questions above:
All Racy Puppy
Boot Flag set
Both Flash drives same file system (EX2)
Notepad says "No Operating System Found" How come other computers find it?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2012, 08:12    Post_subject:  

topdown wrote:
Both Flash drives same file system (EX2) Notepad says "No Operating System Found" How come other computers find it?

Try formatting the drive as FAT32 and using the syslinux bootloader.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 08:38    Post_subject:  

topdown wrote:

Both Flash drives same file system (EX2)
Notepad says "No Operating System Found" How come other computers find it?

Some computers will only boot from a flash drive that is formatted Fat 16 or 32.
You can reformat to one of these and install Puppy.
Bootflash install Puppy to USB will do this. It defaults to a Fat format.

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 13:02    Post_subject:  

Hi and thanks to you all.
I will give some of the advice a try and get back to you.
Mike
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 21:30    Post_subject:  

I bought plenty of usbs last week.

I had to reformat the San Disk Cruzer Blade 4gb usb
with Hiren's to get it to work.

I have had this issue before with usbs.

One of the worst I came across i >> Comsol....poisonous.
Never had so much trouble.

I suggest using the Hiren's usb method if you want easy multiboot usbs.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/usb-booting/

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk

Chris.
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