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Live CD boot problem
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odelljo

Joined: 19 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jan 2009, 15:41    Post subject:  Live CD boot problem
Subject description: pup-412.sfs not found.
 

I created a live CD of version 4.1.2. Upon bootup and after "Loading kernel drivers needed to access disk drivess.......Done" is followed by the following error message:
"Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives... pup_412.sfs not found. Dropping out of initial-ramdisk console....
# prompt.

Any suggestions?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jan 2009, 16:53    Post subject:  

Please describe the computer you are using.
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odelljo

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jan 2009, 17:15    Post subject:  

I am using AMD Geode LX development board. Booting from a DVD (Lightscribe).
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jan 2009, 17:21    Post subject:  

Puppy sometimes has trouble finding its pupxxx.sfs file on non-standard hardware like yours. Here is the quickest work-around.

1. Get a flash drive and copy over the three core Puppy files from the Live CD - vmlinuz, initrd.gz and pupxxx.sfs

2. Boot again off the Live CD.

3. At the short initial pause, type: puppy pmedia=usbflash
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odelljo

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 11:19    Post subject:  

Thanks for the USB work around and Puppy now comes up but does not recognize the CD ROM or Hard Drive. Both are recognized by BIOS. Do I need a different IDE driver?
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odelljo

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 12:13    Post subject:  

I installed a different BIOS and puppy now sees the CD ROM and hard drive as SCSI disks instead of IDE. What's up with that?
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 12:23    Post subject:  

In the new kernels, hard drives are named with the "sd" notation and optical drives with the "sr" notation.
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