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hobbzey

Joined: 25 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 19:56    Post_subject:  First Post Install question pup1 usr file creation hang  

Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post,

I just have an install question
I'm hanging on the creation of the pup1 usr file, everytime I have bout 20secs of hd activity then hang and back in windows the file has been made and it's 32mb

but on a reboot puppy dosen't like it (bad superblock)

and if I delete it and try again i just get the same results....

any ideas?
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Ian
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Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 1237
Location: Queensland

PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 21:16    Post_subject:  

Could you please supply us with some more information e.g.

Your machine, desktop or laptop
CPU speed
RAM amount
Hard drive, internal or external and size and what partitions and operating systems you have installed on it.

and the procedure you followed to install Puppy, also which version of Puppy.

Thank you.
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hobbzey

Joined: 25 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 22:23    Post_subject:  

no problem the laptop is an itronix xc 6250 pro with:

266mhz
128mb RAM
6gig HD
no cd rom
no floppy

currently booting from a PCMCIA 175mb flashcard containg a 1.0.8r1 puppy using tiny.exe to bootload
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Sit Heel Speak


Joined: 30 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Apr 2006, 01:48    Post_subject:  

Puppy 1.0.8 tries to create a 256MB pup100 file. Your flash key isn't big enough to hold it.

Solutions:

1. Move your installation to the hard disk.

2. Get a bigger flash key.

3. Drop back to Puppy 1.0.6 which will create only a 128MB pup100.

Possible solution: (not sure because I boot using grub not tiny, and my flash key is 2GB so space is not a problem) specify in its configuration file (menu.lst, isolinux.cfg or whatever) PFILE=pup100-none-131072 and see if that works.
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