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Installed Puppy with password but it won't boot
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jimiduzit

Joined: 03 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 11:55    Post_subject:  Installed Puppy with password but it won't boot
Sub_title: can't get in!
 

I installed puppy to it's own drive sdb1 and assigned it a password and when I get to the point where it loads up and put in the password it says it can't load please help because I can't even run it on the cd. I don't know any of the commands to use to get around in the environment I see. YET! I have tried throwing some things in and it starts to give information but I just need to get back in or start over with a new install HELP!
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rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 12:06    Post_subject: Re: booting
Sub_title: can't get in!
 

jimiduzit wrote:
I installed puppy to it's own drive sdb1 and assigned it a password

Are you talking about using an encrypted savefile with a password?

Is sdb1 a hard drive or flash drive?

Boot off the Live CD. At the short initial pause, type
Code:
puppy pfix=ram

This will boot Puppy without using the problematic savefile. Then mount sdb1 and delete the current savefile.

Shut down and create a new savefile but do NOT encrypt it. Once you have Puppy working properly, you can look at encryption again.
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jimiduzit

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 20:14    Post_subject: new install
Sub_title: can't get in
 

Hey thanks: am getting ready to try what you said. Am brand new. It is an actual Hard drive. I formatted it ext 2 and it is an encrypted save file. I am getting ready to reboot and try what you instructed. Will look forward to letting know how it worked.
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jimiduzit

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2012, 23:29    Post_subject: newbie with boot problem
Sub_title: works great
 

This is amazing; I haven't actually done anything meaningful yet just kind of exploring. I want to figure out how the system is structured, how a terminal works, how to set up email, install pkgs. So much to learn so little time! Thinks I'm in and it works great. unbelievably quick compared to XP which is what this old Sony came with like 8+ years ago!!! Very Happy



































































































Very Happy
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