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Old 02-20-2015, 11:25 PM   #1
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I tried to full install puppy linux 4.3.1 from cd but will not reboot without cd


Im trying to break free from windows. just got puppy 4.3.1 and know nothing about linux . after trying a full install it will not reboot without cd in the drive, just says error loading operating system.My system has more than required amount of ram and almost 40 gig hd. have only 1 partition formated to ext2. could not figure how to use grub.

ps. also canot connect to wireless router
 
Old 02-22-2015, 08:17 AM   #2
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Your last line (in the first pph) is your boot problem. Grub is the bootloader, if it is not installed to the MBR it does not get control to enable your boot. Figure that out and you will be able to do a frugal boot from the hard drive without the removable media.

Puppy does not come with unrestricted wifi support out of the gate, no minimal distro can. A driver for every device out there would be a huge, and mostly wasteful, inclusion. I have not used puppy with wifi, but it should be doable, you will have to figure out the right things to install. Key, and possibly the ONLY missing piece, is the device driver for that wifi device.

Warning: there are windows only devices that have support in a windows only driver that are not very linux compatible. Some of our wizards have figured out ways to make them work, but your best hope is that you do NOT have one of those devices!

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Old 02-22-2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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Is this a full install or a fugal install, and how many partitions are on the hard drive, and what partition is puppy installed on and what directory is puppy install in if this is a fugal install?
Open a terminal and post the output of lspci.
 
Old 02-22-2015, 09:27 AM   #4
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Puppy

PS. I love puppy, but it is an odd choice for a person not familiar with linux starting the move from Windows.
Something like Mint, lubuntu, Elementary, or Fedora wuld look more 'windows like' and present fewer challanges.
I installed Elemtary for my Son, and everything worked immediatly. (Libreoffice, wifi, firefox, skype,...)
 
Old 02-22-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
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Kernel in 4.31 is too old for newer wifi chips to work out of the box.
Libs are older also.

Why 4.31 is a better question I would think.
Because the answer is always in what the OP does not tell you.
 
  


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