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Can't get to alternate boot parameters (F2 doesn't work)
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ryank

Joined: 28 Dec 2011
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 15:21    Post_subject:  Can't get to alternate boot parameters (F2 doesn't work)  

I'm trying to upgrade:

http://puppylinuxfaq.org/first-steps-in-puppy-linux/9-installing-puppy-linux/23-upgrading-puppy-linux.html

I hammer the F2 key during the splash screen, but it does nothing so Puppy just loads as normal.

How can I get to this screen?

thanks
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 15:48    Post_subject:  

Which version of Puppy are you trying to upgrade to? I assume you're booting from a CD you burned. What did you use to burn it? Does F2 work when you boot the Puppy you already have installed? (Not the CD.)
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ryank

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 22:09    Post_subject:  

I'm using 5.3.1, tried 2 CDs as I didn't check the md5sum with the first one. I used whatever CD burner comes with Ubuntu for one CD and Pburn for the second one.

I use the CD to boot puppy as I can't get into it otherwise, even though it's installed to the hard drive.

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Flash
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 22:27    Post_subject:  

Ah, so the problem you are really trying to solve is that you've installed Puppy onto a hard disk but it won't boot unless you start with the CD?
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ryank

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2012, 03:04    Post_subject:  

No, the problem I'm trying to solve is a bunch of issues with this CD that may be happening because I didn't check the md5 thing.

I want to reinstall it on the hard drive partition. Now the partition I want isn't showing up in Puppy Universal Installer. Sorry for hijacking my own thread.

I don't really care if it needs the CD or not - I just want it to work.

Other issues:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=75419
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=75544
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