[sf-lug] Puppy Linux
neilgg at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 13:02:17 PDT 2007
Did you modify bios boot order settings to get install working? Perhaps the
boot order does not include HDD. Given the noise and problems with CD
drive, are you confident HDD is not hosed in some way? Since the install
worked I would assume HDD is accessible for read/write.
On 11 Oct 2007 21:10:42 -0400, Blake Haggerty <Blake.Haggerty at sapphire.com>
> Does anyone have experience with Puppy Linux?
> I have been trying to get Linux installed on a friends computer but it has
> been one headache after another (probably due to my lack of experience). Of
> course when I do an install on my own computer everything works great but
> when I work on someone elses, I botch the job.
> So my original choice of Linux install was xunbuntu, but that got thrown
> out because his DVD drive took a crap and now refuses to read anything or at
> least will only read a disk once every 30 trys and it only reads the disk
> for 5 min. or so until it decides to make awfull noies and stop.
> So I researched some other distributions that I could install with a USB
> pen drive. I found puppy Linux. His computers Bios does not offer the option
> to boot from the USB so I had to use a piece of software called Wakepup on a
> floppy disk that is essentially a version of freedos that searches USBports
> flash drives CDrom and harddrive for Puppy Linux and then boots it off that
> So after copying puppy Linux onto the pendrive and using wakepup to boot I
> can get Puppy up and running and get to the gui. My goal is to install it
> completely to the harddrive so that I do not need to use wakepup or the
> So first thing I did was partition th 60gig hard drive like so
> Primary partition #1 Tagged as boot, formatted as Linux
> ext2 5gigs (This is where I installed puppy)
> #2 Formatted as
> Linux ext2 54.2gigs
> #3 Formatted as
> Linux/Swap 800Megs (double the ram I'm told)
> So once I have everything partitioned and formatted I then run the puppy
> universal installer. Once i go through the steps I install Puppy onto
> partition #1. It then asks if I want to install Grub. I say yes and it goes
> through the steps of installing grub to the partition. It says grub has
> finished installing.
> Then I shutdown the computer and remove the pendrive and floppy of wakepup
> and start it back up. The computer goes through the typical Bios and mem
> checks etc. and then 1 of two things happens either A.It says "Operating
> System Not Found" OR B. It just goes to a blank screen with a cursor
> blinking in the top left corner. I have had both things happen after trying
> to reboot a few times.
> I have tried many different partitioning Schemeas and am about ready to
> pull my hair out. I figure it has something to do with the configuration of
> Grub but I really dont even know where to begin on how to fix that. I have
> done endless Google searches and still no help. Does anyone have any
> suggestions on how to get puppy to boot straight off the hard drive?
> I am on the edge of just putting XP back on it and telling him sorry cant
> do it. But I have got him excited so I dont want to let him down.
> I am willing to meet up with someone if you would like to tinker with the
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