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Ark9 10-06-2008 10:28 PM

Using grub to boot hard puppy, kernel panic.
Hi, I have been trying to configure grub to boot puppy from my hard drive. Currently when I try, it finds the kernel then says: kernel panic, no init, try init= option. I tried init=normal but I didn't really know what I was doing and it didn't work. Any help would be good, thanks.

htnakirs 10-07-2008 06:23 AM

Puppy has a hard disk installation routine. It will do all the necessary configuration.

Ark9 10-07-2008 06:46 PM

O.K that's fine but it didn't work, it installed itself but didn't do the grub thing, so I had to do it manually.

colorpurple21859 10-07-2008 07:20 PM

this what my menu.lst is to boot a hd install of puppy on the 2nd partition of my second harddrive
# linux installation on /dev/sdb2.

title puppy distribution (on /dev/sdb2)
root (hd1,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdd2 ro vga=normal

puppy sees the parttition as /dev/hdd2 where as my Xubuntu sees thr partition as /dev/sdb2

yancek 10-07-2008 11:09 PM

The last item in the Puppy installation is a question about the bootloader. It asks if you want to install Grub or if you have another bootloader to use. When I installed I chose not to install to the mbr as I had another Grub I was using. Puppy then had a message indicating what entry to put in my Grub menu.lst I'm surprised you didn't get this or, are you trying to boot both from Puppy? This is Puppy 4.0. If you didn't see this your installation didn't complete or, you missed it?

You are trying to boot Puppy from Kubuntu? The entry you have won't work because it has conflicting information. You have root (hd1,1) and the kernel line has /dev/hdd2. The question then is, are you booting from Kubuntu? Assume yes, change the line that has "root=/dev/hdd2" to "root=/dev/sdb2". If you are booting from Kubuntu, you need to make the entries correct as seen by Kubuntu.

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