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Edit menu.lst to make Puppy boot from USB? [Solved]
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mandrivauser50

Joined: 13 Feb 2010
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Location: Europe

PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 09:25    Post subject:  Edit menu.lst to make Puppy boot from USB? [Solved]  

New one to Puppy Linux. I gotta Puppy Linux 4.2.1 installed to USB-drive (sdb1, made bootable and tested, worked fine). Now i want to add it to Mandriva menu.lst and make it possible to boot Puppy from menu.

I've tried this one but got just error message: "can't find the file..."

title Puppy Linux 4.2.1, kernel 2.6.25.16-generic
uuid 8fa4bfcc-6852-4b14-9c91-e3a22b6bb356
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-16-generic root=UUID=8fa4bfcc-6852-4b14-9c91-e3a22b6bb356 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.25-16-generic
quiet


I've checked the uuid several times and it must be okay (i hope so). Kernel is supposed to be 2.6.25.16.

So how to solve this problem? Pleased to get some nice information.

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amigo

Joined: 02 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:15    Post subject:  

Make sure you have the Puppy kernel and initrd.ing in the same location as the Mandriva kernel as that is where the Mandriva grub will be looking for it.
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mandrivauser50

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 11:14    Post subject:  

title Puppy Linux 4.2.1 (USB-drive)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1 ro
initrd /initrd.gz
boot


I tried that one and it works! Exclamation
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rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9126
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 11:17    Post subject:  

You can shorten it down to:
Code:
title Puppy Linux 4.2.1 (USB-drive)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz
initrd /initrd.gz

Although, this may be better:
Code:
title Puppy Linux 4.2.1 (USB-drive)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=usbhd
initrd /initrd.gz
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