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USB Boot Puppy Linux in Virtual Box on Windows XP host.
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Blue76Bay

Joined: 30 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 00:20    Post_subject:  USB Boot Puppy Linux in Virtual Box on Windows XP host.  

Don't know if this is obvious but it had me scratching my head for a while so I thought I would share the info.

I run Windows XP at work as my Host OS. I installed Virtual Box with the idea of running Puppy off my bootable USB stick. The bios in the Virtual Box guest OS doesn't support USB booting so I followed this HOWTO at

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-a-usb-flash-drive-in-virtualbox/

This makes the USB drive appear as a SATA drive to Virtual Box. Puppy now booted but only part of the way with the following error.

Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives...
Searching deeper, sub-sub-folders in partitions... lupu_528.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console ...
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
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After alot of playing around I found I had to type at the "boot:" prompt "puppy pmedia=atahd" and everything now works!

Have a nice day!
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jojonouvo

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jun 2013, 11:54    Post_subject:  

Thank you a lot!!
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