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Puppy CD won't boot [Solved]
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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:06    Post_subject:  Puppy CD won't boot [Solved]  

Hey, I'm a complete newbie here, and I wanted to put Puppy on my old laptop, a Dell inspiron 2200.
So I downloaded the ISO and put it onto a blank CD. I then turned on my laptop, put in the CD and re-booted it.
Just so you know, the laptop has jolicloud on it.
The laptop then just went straight into jolicloud, so I pressed F2 and changed it so the CD/DVD drive booted first. But still no luck, it still starts booting jolicloud. :/

Any suggestions/help? I've been looking everywhere for an answer and I haven't found any yet. :'(

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pa_mcclamrock


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:14    Post_subject:  

What files does your CD now have on it? For Puppy 5.2.5, it should have boot.cat, boot.msg, help2.msg, help.msg, initrd.gz, isolinux.bin, isolinux.cfg, logo_16, lupu_525.sfs (the Puppy main file), and vmlinuz (the Linux operating system kernel). If it doesn't have them, the ISO may not have been burned to the CD in the right way.
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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:18    Post_subject:  

they are:

BOOT
BOOT.MSG
HELP.MSG
HELP2.MSG
INITRD
ISOLINUX.BIN
ISOLINUX.CFG
LOGO.16
PUPU_525.SFS
VMLINUZ

All in caps lock, do you think that is the problem?
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:22    Post_subject:  

You need to burn the ISO file to a CD/DVD first.

Let me explain. The ISO is a single file that is an image of a bootable disk. I'm not familiar with jolicloud but it may have some CD/DVD burning software on it such as burniso2cd.

Once you have burned the CD, rather than just copying it as you have, it should boot providing you have you boot sequence set to CD first.

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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:26    Post_subject:  

I download the ISO file onto my computer, which is running windows, I then inserted a blank disk and added the File there. I then used the CD in my laptop. And the problem above happened. I had to extract the files on my computer into a spare folder in my documents so I could read out the files to you. Smile
I'm about to see if I can look at the files on my laptop, and then re-name them there.
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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:30    Post_subject:  

I just looked on my laptop, and all the files are listed there in lower case on the CD. I don't know why it is not booting now. :/
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:40    Post_subject:  

Extracting the files from the ISO is not enough to make the cd boot as it needs to write to the boot sectors of the disc.

In windows 7 you should have a program call burncd or cdburn that will do the trick.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-CD-or-DVD-from-an-ISO-file

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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:44    Post_subject:  

I'm going to put in another blank CD and re-try. When I put the blank CD in my computer I get some Auto-play options:

Burn an audio CD-using windows media player
Burn Files to disk-using Windows (did that last time)
Create a CD-using Itunes
So what option do I pick?
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Jasper


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:49    Post_subject:  

Hi,

None of those choices will work.

Which burner program are you using?

My regards
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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:51    Post_subject:  

They are the only burner programs I have on my pc, so just the windows one. :/
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:55    Post_subject:  

The Puppy ISO file is an image file.
When you burn it to a CD.
You need to use the option in the burner program,
Burn ISO Image
This is a special type of burning process.
Use a low burn speed. 8X or less.

Download and try this burner program in Windows
CD BurnerXP
http://cdburnerxp.se/download
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Jasper


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 17:59    Post_subject:  

Hi again,

Perhaps I am wrong. Can you see the option "Burn ISO Image" or a similar description.

My regards

@ bigpup - I was too slow to see your post above.
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blondbananamix

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 18:08    Post_subject:  

It's worked! It's now installing Smile Thank you xD
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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 20:29    Post_subject:  

What did you do that worked? Confused
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Indy'spup

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 17:08    Post_subject:  

To burn an ISO In Windows7 use the "Open With" option from the right click context menu, then select "Windows Disc Image burner"
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