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No deskop with 5.2.5 live cd on HP laptop
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wufo

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PostPosted: Wed 04 May 2011, 12:40    Post_subject:  No deskop with 5.2.5 live cd on HP laptop  

My daughter got a macBook and gave me her old HP ze4900. I took her HD out and put another one (4oGB) in and downloaded Puppy 5.2.5 and burned a CD. I know the HD is good because it was I kept in a USB adapter and used for temp backups, etc.

I first tried the cd on my even older HP N5150 which already dual boots Puppy 4.2.1 and XP. It booted up no problem with the 5.2.5 live cd. I then put it in the ze4900 and while it booted I only got the bottom task bar. No desktop background ar icons, It didn't even ask about the start settings, timezone, display resolution, etc I was still able to get the network (it used the b43 module) working going through the menu to get to Barry's LAN setup.

Why no setpup window, background or icons?

tj
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PostPosted: Wed 04 May 2011, 17:49    Post_subject:  

Any old Puppy files on that hard drive?
Any save files on the live CD?
Try booting with the live CD with the boot option puppy pfix=ram.
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