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Old 03-06-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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Kernel problem in puppy linux


I downloaded puppy linux to put on my Flash Drive. When I transfered it to my flash drive I saw that vmlinux didnt have an extension. I downloaded it again but it was the same way. The MD5 checksums were different too. It was the latest version 4.1.2.
When I ran it on my other computer It kept saying the kernel was invalid (or something like that)then it goes back to Boot:.
I tried to type in a boot command but it said it couldnt find that command. Apperently I am missing a file or part of a file or something.
Any help? I downloaded 4.1.1. to see if that works.
I am using this part of the puppy linux wiki:
http://www.puppylinux.org/wiki/how-t...py-usb-windows

I get a similar problem when i try to burn it to CD except the CD says that it can't read a certain sector, and it just loops that and another sector error over and over until the machine is shut down.

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Old 03-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Just a suggestion-but try doing it on a modern distro-with the proper tools-unless I'm mistaken?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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But even when I burn it to a CD it doesnt work.....
And I do have ubuntu x32 and x64 cd's but for some reason that version of X does not support my video card (I have a saphhire ATI Radeon HD 3870) so I have to mess around with it until it works which can take a while. And my other computer is so slow that it wont load ubuntu.
Why would the MD5 checksums be different if there wasnt a problem with the download?
 
Old 03-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #4
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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Just a suggestion-but try doing it on a modern distro-with the proper tools-unless I'm mistaken?
Puppy is a modern distro and it does have the proper tools to be installed to usb flash along with most other media.

If the checksums differ then either the uploaded iso is corrupted or it is corrupted whilst downloading. I would suggest the latter.

You may want to look further into what you are downloading and burning with.

Puppy is easily installed to usb. Format the usb device with gparted first (I use fat32). Just pick the default choices in the universal installer and its all good.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 03:03 PM   #6
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If the checksums differ then either the uploaded iso is corrupted or it is corrupted whilst downloading. I would suggest the latter.
Yea so I go to a couple other puppy hosting sites, and same thing, the checksums differ, or there isnt a checksum. I did get an old version of puppy (2.10) from school, but there is nothing that allows me to download the updated version of puppy(or is there? I couldnt find anything). I remember Ubuntu had an option where you could download the latest version.
and I want it on a flash drive cause I heard that the the whole puppy file-system is writable and it saves your stuff.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 12:41 PM   #7
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I finally got it to work. I downloaded a new version (4.1.2) and I followed the instructions. I used a different browser to download the 4.1.2. and I made sure everything worked. I checked and checked again. Now everything works.

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