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Carolina 006 zdrv problem full installation SOLVED
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Apr 2013, 15:13    Post_subject:  Carolina 006 zdrv problem full installation SOLVED  

Hello,
I tried Saluki some time ago and liked it so I thought I'd give Carolina a try. It looks great and it's got Xfce.
I installed (full) on to my old 32bit P4 Dell without a problem but when I try it on my main PC (4core AMD 64bit, 8G) it works fine as a live disk and installs OK as a frugal but full install, although looking good has no drivers (eth0, sound etc.) I get this message:
"The kernel has not loaded it's device drivers. It is likely that the zdrive is not installed. Please make sure that the file zdrv_lina_006.sfs is copied in the same location as puppy_lina_006.sfs"

I eventually found them both in a file Carolina but attempting to load the sfs results in failure.
Neither .sfs can be found anywhere on the perfectly running 32bit machine.
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
All input gratefully acknowledged.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr 2013, 09:08    Post_subject:  

Ful frugal install aka PUPMODE 6 on HDD - 7 on USB
or
Full full installation aka PUPMODE 2 on HDD - 3 on SSD

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr 2013, 02:13    Post_subject:  

Thank you Karl,
I'm now going to expose my ignorance to the world.
I don't understand your reply.
I've searched the web for PUPMODE and found very little and nothing that seemed to point to my problem. A search on this forum produces lots of posts but so far I have yet to find a reference to PUPMODE in them.
I'm short of time for the next day or two as I have to grab weather windows as they present themselves but I'll run a search in my frugal installation to see if I can find something.
Thanks again for your response, any further info will be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr 2013, 14:03    Post_subject:  

I checked around and found that PUPMODE was something to do with init but I still couldn't understand why the same download on the same disc worked perfectly as a full install on the P4 PC.
On the 64bit PC I ran fsck on the drive that I was installing Caroline on and there was a superblock problem. I wasn't happy with the repair result so I fitted a new drive (I was going to anyway). I'm writing this using Caroline as a full installation and I'm really happy with it.
My conclusion is that the distro didn't like whatever was up with the drive and wouldn't play.
Thanks for all the help, I'm going to mark this as solved.

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Apr 2013, 12:19    Post_subject:  

Yahoo search gave me that as 4th hit :

http://puppylinux.com/development/howpuppyworks.html

Outdated a bit, PUPMODES 3 , 6 and 7 missing explanation .

/init code is there too with ths :
Code:
#Boot param PMEDIA= usbflash|usbhd|usbcd|ideflash|idehd|idecd|idezip|satahd|scsihd|scsicd
#unionfs layers:            RW            RO1             RO2              PUPMODE
#PUPSFS only:               tmpfs                         pup_xxx.sfs      5
#PDEV1 has puppy:           tmpfs         PDEV1*                           3
#PDEV1 has puppy, no tmpfs: PDEV1                                          2
#PDEV1, PUPSFS:             tmpfs         PDEV1*          pup_xxx.sfs      7
#unionfs layers:            RW            RO1             RO2              PUPMODE
#found PUPSFS, PUPSAVE:     tmpfs         pup_save.3fs*   pup_xxx.sfs      13
#PUPSAVE(multi), PUPSFS:    tmpfs         folders(tmpfs2) pup_xxx.sfs      13+64 = 77
#PUPSAVE, PUPSFS, no tmpfs: pup_save.3fs                  pup_xxx.sfs      12

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Apr 2013, 12:22    Post_subject:  

And the current PUPMODE is to be found in the
/etc/rc.d/PUPSTATE
txt file .

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