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Racy 5.5 stalls on reboot SOLVED
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EdD

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 00:19    Post subject:  Racy 5.5 stalls on reboot SOLVED  

Racy 5.5 full install on Dell optiplex 780 2.93GHz 4GB RAM will power off clean, but hangs on reboot. The screen shows Requesting Reboot, with a blinking cursior on the next line. It doesn't allow me to enter a command.

I installed Racy to an ext2 partition on a new 40g hard drive by itself. Is a reinstall onto an ext.3 partition a good idea? I'm using GRUB to boot from 2 hard drives, Win7 on sda, Racy on sdb.

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 01:46    Post subject:  

Yes change to ext 3.
More reliable than ext 2.
If using Gparted to format, do a partition check to make sure the file system and partition is OK.
Could be something wrong with the Grub entry that boots Racy.

May want to try one of the newer versions of Puppy. Racy is OK,
but not sure if all the bugs got looked at and fixed.

Try:
Slacko 5.6
Precise 5.7.1
Lucid 5.2.8.6

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 11:56    Post subject:  

Thank you, bkpup. I just did a fresh full install using an ext.3 partition, and reinstalled GRUB. So far, with this box, Racy has run faster than the earlier 5.2.8, and I intend to get & burn 5.2.8.6 for a trial. The issues I was having with Lucid 5.2.8 were likely the result of lots of uninformed noodling on my part with a full install in an ext.2 partition on a usb stick.

I haven't yet tried a reboot, just did a power down and power on after the install to check out the reinstalled GRUB. I'll post back after more use.

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Ed
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 14:21    Post subject:  

Turns out that Racy just isn't for this machine. Reboot issue continues, and Pburn doesn't work with either of the optical drives. ISOBurn2CD took a little coaxing but it worked finally and I burned Lucid 5.2.8.6 to a CD and installed it to a usb stick, which is what I'm posting from now.

Racy is nice and fast, but my machine doesn't seem to like it or vice-versa, maybe the feeling is mutual between them Wink Lucid 5.2.8.6 is behaving well on this machine, and I'll probably be well served using it.

Thanks for the suggestion, and if rerwin happens to look in, thanks to him as well for the remaster of Lupu 5.2.8. This community is just great. I'm really glad that I took up Puppy again after being away from it since the 4.0.0 stage.

Thanks to you two, I'm going to tag this thread "resolved" as well.

Regards,
Ed
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