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Wary Puppy CD now refusing to boot (Solved - fan blocked)
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labp04

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:59    Post subject:  Wary Puppy CD now refusing to boot (Solved - fan blocked)  

Hi, complete linux learner here with a first post. I have looked at previous posts and used the search but can find nothing similar to this question.

We've been playing with latest wary_puppy via a cd we made from a download for a week or so and this has been good ie it all seems to work well on our aged pc .

The first time we used a clean cd on our laptop, everything worked fine. However, now, when we come to try to run the cd on the laptop the machine shuts down at boot up and just after saying "Loading Kernel Modules" then "done" with a message from Wary_Puppy saying "critical temperature reached so shutting down" and each time this has happened a different temperature has been shown ranging from 80degC to 102degC.

The laptop specs are:

Acer Aspire 1522WLMi about 7 years old
X86 based
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700 64MB
2 GB RAM
XP Home edition fully up to-date
CDs being used are Sony cd -rw 700mb x10

The laptop plays ordinary cds/dvds just fine but we are wondering if, for whatever reason, the dvd/cd drive in the laptop doesnt like wary_puppy (x4 different new/clean burns have been tried).

Any thoughts or advice would be great but please, do keep any language simple - our learning curve is steep!

thanks David
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 06:40    Post subject:  

Have you tried to boot wary by a pendrive? Install wary in a pendrive with Universal Installer with MBR on the pendrive and syslinux. Copy on the hd where is the warysave in the same partition at root directory vmlinuz, initrd.gz, syslinux.cfg from the pendrive. Open with geany syslinux.cfg which is on hd and change pmedia=usbflash with pmedia=atahd. Enter the bios and set it to boot from pendrive. At boot from pendrive choose boot option:

boot: puppy pmedia=atahd

That solves accessing your savefile. I don't know the problem with cd.
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Flash
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 09:12    Post subject:  

Labp04, there's probably nothing wrong with your DVD drive or the Puppy CD. I'm guessing that you chose to create a Save file in the laptop when you shut Puppy down after booting it from the CD for the first time. Something in that Save file is what's causing your problem. If I'm right, you should be able to boot the Puppy CD without using the Save file, by entering "puppy pfix=ram" at the boot prompt. If you can do that, you can then mount the laptop's hard disk, find the Save file and delete it.

By the way, if the laptop has a CD or DVD burner, I'd recommend that you experiment with Puppy from a multisession CD-RW or DVD-RW. The Save file is then on the CD or DVD and nothing is saved in the computer unless you deliberately put it there.

How much RAM is in the computer?
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 10:36    Post subject:  

The Aspire 1500 series is notorious for overheating
when booting various Linux.

Sounds like the cooling vents or fan may have become
blocked and need cleaning.

http://www.fixya.com/tags/laptop_overheating/pc_laptops/acer/aspire/page-10

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labp04

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2013, 13:26    Post subject:  

Hi, quick up-date: problem solved, yep, rjbrewer, called it correct ie cooling fan blocked so now cleaned and wary_puppy is running as sweet as you like
thanks again David
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Sky Aisling


Joined: 27 Jun 2009
Posts: 901
Location: Port Townsend, WA. USA

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 02:00    Post subject: Wary Puppy CD now refusing to boot (Solved - fan blocked)
Subject description: Hardinfo gives temp of machine
 

labp04,
You can keep tabs on your machine's temp with *hardinfo*
Menu/system/system status and config/hardinfo
Look for *sensors* in left column.

PS - Welcome to the forum Smile
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