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Does puppy work ok with Sata DVD drives?
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thegoldenstrand

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PostPosted: Mon 21 May 2007, 18:21    Post_subject:  Does puppy work ok with Sata DVD drives?
Sub_title: Just upgraded to Sata DVD drives and now puppy won't boot from cd
 

I get error message early on in boot process for puppy, shortly after hard drives identified:

ERROR, cannot find puppy on 'idecd' boot media.


Should Puppy work ok with Sata DVD media?

How can I puppy from live CD using Sata DVD drives?

Could my initial download to ide dvd drive done something in the Puppy program to lead to this error and my inability to boot up Puppy from my new sata dvd drives?

Thanks,

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Mike

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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Mon 21 May 2007, 18:45    Post_subject:  

I'd say - go into the bios setup, find the boot sequence options, see if the sata drive is listed and if so - make it your first boot device.

Depends on the setup - some times boot devices are not listed with specificity - then do your best.

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also consider the medium, read / write discs to boot sometimes don't boot as well as write once discs, because they don't have as good reflective qualities as their counterpart.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Mon 21 May 2007, 22:00    Post_subject:  

I don't have any SATA DVD drives, but I do have a SATA hard disk drive. Puppy uses it without any problem at all. Puppy seems to think it is a USB device.
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thegoldenstrand

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 01:22    Post_subject: It is not that it does not start to boot, but rather...
Sub_title: it won't complete booting and gave the error message.. see first post
 

Does Puppy support Sata DVD drives or not?
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GrantsV

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 05:30    Post_subject:  

Try going into your BIOS and setting SATA CONTROLLER mode to LEGACY. This worked for me with this very same problem.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 10:37    Post_subject: usbcd  

Your config file must be using pmedia=idecd, which should be pmedia=usbcd if SATA is being treated as USB drive (as Flash said).

Changing that in the ISO should be easy with Puppy's ISO editor.

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 10:45    Post_subject: Re: It is not that it does not start to boot, but rather...
Sub_title: it won't complete booting and gave the error message.. see first post
 

thegoldenstrand wrote:
Does Puppy support Sata DVD drives or not?

As should be apparent by now, the answer is yes, but. Smile

Puppy has the tools, but you may have to do some tinkering to get it to work on your computer.

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thegoldenstrand

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2007, 11:25    Post_subject:  Thanks for the input!
Sub_title: I will report back if/when i get those drives working.
 

Thanks again!

Mike
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