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1999 IBM ThinkPad
Pentium II ~400mhz
And a DVD Drive!!.....
Anyhoo, been trying out minimal linux distros on this old laptop, (antiX, PCLinuxOS Minime, DSL).
I am trying Puppy Linux as a last distro before making a final decision. All of the aforementioned distros worked, with some better than others, but they all worked. Puppy worked perfectly on my newer laptop, but will not even boot the liveCD on the ThinkPad, here's how far it gets:
I get the same message with all or none of the following boot options (also tried the prfx=ram):
Loading kernel drivers [done]
Searching for puppy files in computer disk drives [done]
loading 'pup_301.sfs' main file... [failed]
Dumping last lines of /tmp/bootinit.log .....
mount: /dev/hdc is write protected, mounting
mount: mounting /dev/hdc on /mnt/dev_ro2 failed
/mnt/dev_ro2/pup_301.sfs : nosuch file or directory
mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /pup_ro2 failed
Dumping last lines of kernel log...
<6> EXT-3fs: mounted file system with ordered data mode
<7> ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
<4> bio too bif device loop0 ( 2 < 0 )
SQUASH FS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x0
pausing for 60 seconds...
Set up the Unionfs layered filesystem
Perform a 'switch_root' to the new unionfs filesystem.... kernel panic-not syncing: attempted to kill init!
Last edited by Ragnarok Warrior; 07-29-2008 at 06:23 PM.
If all the other distros booted except Puppy, I would suspect a bad CD or DVD burn first. Try burning it again and see if it helps, perhaps downloading and running an md5sum on the image first before burning.
There are many puppies and puplets which ones are you trying? If it says pup_301 you might not have the latest one? The one to try first is Puppy 4.1.2 at http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads/...uppy-linux-412
Try the top one first and if it that doesn't work try the retro.
If anyone has found a solution, I am also having this exact same problem. I also registered just to post this.
I am trying to install it on an IBM Thinkpad 770ed. It boots from a CD-ROM drive, but hangs with the following error:
Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives....
Seraching deaper, sub-sub-folders in partitions....lupu_520.sfs not found. Dropp
ing out to initial-ramdisk console...
/bin/sh: cant access tty; job control turned off
My system specs:
266 Mhz PII
144MB RAM (yes, 16+128)