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bikerdad1969

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Mar 2009, 23:19    Post subject: puppy won't install  

puppy won't install.... after it gets done loading kernel files , it goes on to "searching for puppy files on computer disk drives "and just hangs there....

what do I do now ?

the machine is a toshiba tecra 8100 laptop with a broken windows 200 install on it .
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thane

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2009, 15:38    Post subject:  

I posted this on the eeZos forum too but that doesn't seem to get much play.

In the last week I've downloaded both Puppy Linux 4.1.2 and the eeZos_0_6 puplet. The box I'm using has a read-only CD drive and an old version of Windows on the hard drive, so I'm booting off the CD [bios doesn't allow booting from USB] and using a USB flash memory stick for the system save. I mostly do web surfing so this is working out fine.

The 4.1.2 runs totally in RAM [with files on the USB] which is what I want. However when I tried running eeZos [separate CD and memory stick] it didn't (as far as I can recall) give me the option of copying any system files to the USB stick or to RAM. So it's constantly going back to the CD for those files. It does write the save file to the USB stick so it knows the stick is there.

Did I miss something at some point in the installation? I'd appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks.
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thane

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PostPosted: Sat 28 Mar 2009, 05:19    Post subject:  

OK, I looked at the 4.1.2 files on its USB stick, and copied over that 412 whatever file in eezos to its USB. Looks like eezos isn't hitting the CD anymore once it boots. I'm not 100% sure it's all running in RAM though either.
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thane

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 02:00    Post subject:  

So far 4.2 is working fine the way I initially set it up (booting from CD, with the save and 420 files stored on a USB stick). In fact that's what I'm using now. But, when I tried setting up the same type of USB stick as a boot device (took all the defaults in the Install process), and downloading the wakepup2 program and burning it to CD (since the bios for the Compaq Deskpro EN doesn't support booting from USB), I got a "target USB device not found" error.

I'm using an HP USB Flash Drive v125w. I left the default partitioning that was set when the files were copied over. Since Puppy Linux can find and use the device I'm wondering if I got the wrong version of wakepup or something. Not a big deal for now since what I have works fine.
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Tatty42


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 08:21    Post subject:    

I think I've managed to succesfully install puppy 4.0 to my laptop's HDD (no windows), and configured the GRUB properly, so I have (and can choose) the option to launch Puppy, however, it all goes OK, until it scans for serial peripherals and tells me I have a PS2 mouse and keyboard, then it seems to stop.

Does the next step take a long time? Do I need to give it more time, or does it sound as though something is going (gone) wrong Question
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thane

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr 2009, 03:08    Post subject:  

I'm running 4.2 on a box that has a floppy drive and a read-only CD drive, so I'm booting off a CD and saving to a USB stick (BIOS doesn't allow booting off USB either). I also have the pup_420.sfs file on the stick.

One of the websites I go to requires a Java plug-in for certain features, so I'd like to download a Puppy plug-in for this. However I'm not sure that I'll be able to save the modified Puppy with the setup I have.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Uden


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Apr 2009, 11:13    Post subject:  

Hi thane,

you can install Java JDK or a Java plugin without problems, provided your personal save file on the USB is large enough.

I used this pet: www.puppylinux.ca/tpp/bugs/java-1.6u10.pet

succes
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thane

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Apr 2009, 20:05    Post subject:  

Thanks, I'll give it a try. I set the save space to 512M, although it's a 4G stick so I guess I can enlarge it to 1G if I have to.
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puppup

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Apr 2009, 22:51    Post subject:  

do you know once puppy linux is on dvd-r disc, do you reinstall wireless card/router programs to put on puppy desktop? as on windows, internet access is with a double click on icons.
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puppup

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Apr 2009, 00:47    Post subject:  

in adding more programs to multisession disc, could you burn iso as well as also online download then install?
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thane

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 15:29    Post subject:  

"you can install Java JDK or a Java plugin without problems, provided your personal save file on the USB is large enough.

I used this pet: www.puppylinux.ca/tpp/bugs/java-1.6u10.pet"

I tried this using both the Seamonkey .pet manager and a straight download, and from a couple of different download sites. Each time when it went to install it said I didn't have enough space in my personal save area. The save area I'm using is set at 1G (the max recommended). I think somebody on another thread was having this problem too but I couldn't track it down to see if it was resolved.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun 2009, 11:41    Post subject:  

The web page I was hosting is in the process of being moved Smile
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=315603#315603

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Simon Taylor

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 08:25    Post subject:  nice puppy naughty lappy
Subject description: incomplete install
 

Trying to install Puppy 4.2.1 on a Dell Inspiron 3500 laptop (300 mhz - 64 bit ram - ran win 98 until I puppified it) ... Given the pawcity of ram, I took the full install option... it's identified the internal drive as sda... But owing to my superfloppying it, in the hope of taking a shortcut (!), I can't get a linux partition to load the grub to so that I 1) keep my settings 2) go to puppy on start up. (Like an earlier post I get an Error 15 on booting without cdrom - where I have an iso.)

I would like some very small puppy steps please to complete the conversion... i.e. the machine is not happy but I am; but the machine is not so I'm not... if you know what I mean.

(other factor: research has told me that the Inspiron won't run with Xorg so have opted for Xserva along the way: has a neomagic vid card.)

Please help...
Simon Taylor
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 10:01    Post subject:  

Superfloppy mode is just for flash drives. You might have better luck with this install procedure.
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Simon Taylor

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jul 2009, 02:28    Post subject: further to:
Subject description: no reboot / shutdown / no pup_save / no connection
 

Thanks for your prompt reply:

issues remain: no pup_save file and no connection:

on frugal install as per instructions, system will not reboot or shut down from GUI (have to do it manually);

hence, there is no pup_save file prompt (and no existing pup_save: how do you make one? (e.g. bootmanager asks for personal save file - same thing?);

on booting from cd and using puppy pfix=ram command, cd cannot be removed and still neither reboot nor shutdown work: there is still no pup_save file prompt;

HOWEVER: able to boot from sda1 (internal hard drive) which requests prompts for mousepad, keyboard and Xvesa (in my case (Xorg freezes) + settings) every time.

Unable to connect via Asus PCMCIA to WLAN - possibly because wrong driver assigned? Cannot seem to find Asus listed ...

Please help,

Yours,

Simon Taylor
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