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Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD
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hilfer

Joined: 29 Oct 2013
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 10:58    Post subject:  Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD  

Hi all:

Completeley new to this I have installed Puppy using a live cd.

However when I remove the CD i cannot login:

There's only a message saying:
error:file "/boot/grub/1386-pc/normal.mod/not found.

grub rescue>

What am I doing wrong ??
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 11:57    Post subject:  

You have missed the step where you install a bootloader, so your computer is still seeing the GRUB2 bootloader from a previous Linux install.

Run Grub4Dos Bootloader Config from the System menu.
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 15:07    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
You have missed the step where you install a bootloader, so your computer is still seeing the GRUB2 bootloader from a previous Linux install.

Run Grub4Dos Bootloader Config from the System menu.


Can you please be more precise ??

A step by step would be great, as I tried several times and didn't suceed.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 16:36    Post subject: Re: Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD  

hilfer wrote:
I have installed Puppy using a live cd.

Please describe exactly what you did to install Puppy.
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013, 18:15    Post subject: Re: Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD  

rcrsn51 wrote:
hilfer wrote:
I have installed Puppy using a live cd.

Please describe exactly what you did to install Puppy.


I don't remember exactely all the steps.

But I followed the instructions and selected the HD partition.

Now When i'm trying to configure I am doing the folowwing:

system > brub4dos bootloader config : and I get the message:

BOOT FLAG NOT FOUND ON SDA . Proceed anyway ??

don't know what to do next !!!
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 02:33    Post subject: trying to set bootloader config  

OK after reading and searching fo solutions I am now trying to set the grub boatloader config.
My steps are:
1-Simple- try to install grubautomatically
2-buffer console - used standard
3-installed to: /dev/sda
4-Root - install to superblock linux partition (I had tried before MBR option)

Here I got the message:

Grub was successfully installed on the linux partition /dev/sda.
You should check and edit the "/boot/grub/menu.lst" file on "dev/sda" if needed.You may want to change the location "/boot/vmlinuz", and/or options passed to any linux kernell listed there. !!!

Then I tried to reboot without the CD but it won't woork.

I have several option menus but nothing works.

Any ideas ??
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 09:41    Post subject:  

No one ???
c'mon give me a hand please.
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Galbi


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 10:33    Post subject: Re: Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD  

hilfer wrote:
BOOT FLAG NOT FOUND ON SDA . Proceed anyway ??


Is the patition marked as bootable?
Check it using gparted (booting fron the CD is OK).

Play a little with Gparted to get familiar but don't make any changes.

Find the partition where you installed Puppy, right click on it and tick to set it as bootable.

If no luck, put here what error you get while booting.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 10:47    Post subject:  

What Puppy version are you using?

Have you done a full or frugal install?

Are you using Grub4Dos Bootloader Config?

You should be installing GRUB to the MBR, not to a partition boot sector.

Ignore the message about the boot flag not being set.
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 11:21    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
What Puppy version are you using?

Have you done a full or frugal install?

Are you using Grub4Dos Bootloader Config?

You should be installing GRUB to the MBR, not to a partition boot sector.

Ignore the message about the boot flag not being set.


Hi rcrsn51:

version: SLACKO PUPPY 5.5
I did a full install (I think )

Will try the instalation on the MBR, although I have done it before whitout sucess.

tks for your help.
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Galbi


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 11:22    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Ignore the message about the boot flag not being set.


It's not necesary? I thought it was...

I always do it, just in case...
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hilfer

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 11:26    Post subject: Re: Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD  

Galbi wrote:
hilfer wrote:
BOOT FLAG NOT FOUND ON SDA . Proceed anyway ??


Is the patition marked as bootable?
Check it using gparted (booting fron the CD is OK).

Play a little with Gparted to get familiar but don't make any changes.

Find the partition where you installed Puppy, right click on it and tick to set it as bootable.

If no luck, put here what error you get while booting.


When I right click I see only 3 selectable options:
UNMONT
MANAGE FLAGS
INFORMATION

None gives me the option to set partition as bootable. !!!

Thank you too for your kind support.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 11:41    Post subject:  

Galbi wrote:
rcrsn51 wrote:
Ignore the message about the boot flag not being set.
It's not necesary? I thought it was.

It depends. In hilfer's situation, the machine was already booting to the old GRUB, so setting the boot flag would not change anything.
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Galbi


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 11:46    Post subject: Re: Installed Puppy, won't boot without the CD  

hilfer wrote:

When I right click I see only 3 selectable options:

MANAGE FLAGS
.


That's what I meant, the boot flag.

But if rcrsn51 says it's not necessary, take his advice, he's more experienced than me.
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rokytnji


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 12:25    Post subject:  

Quote:
When I right click I see only 3 selectable options:
UNMONT
MANAGE FLAGS
INFORMATION

None gives me the option to set partition as bootable. !!!

Thank you too for your kind support.


Somewhere in that gparted window you should have seen the word boot. A console and

Code:
fdisk -l

should also show Boot on the readout and a asterisk "*" under the bootable partition/drive.
You are close. Just no cigar. Smile

All info I am saying can be found booting with live cd.
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