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Old 06-24-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Not able to boot puppy 5.5 wary from live CD.


I have download puppy Linux 5.5 wary ISO and burn it into CD with burncdc software mention in
puppylinux.com.
But when I start my PC for booting from CD ( already changed boot order first to CD Rom ) it display "Linux 3.3 ETCD copyright ..............H.Peter anvy
- "
only and nothing happen onwards it.
please help to have Linux on my dell optiplex gx110 pc.

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Old 06-24-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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Try booting on another computer that is newer. If it boots OK. Either the media (if cdrw) may not be totally readable by your older computer cdrom drive. I have older computers that will not boot certain media cdr or cdrw disks.

Also, was a md5sum check done on the wary iso before burning?

The problem will not lie with Puppy Linux. It is either a hardware malfunction or user mistake (inexperience)

Edit: I guess I should explain myself. I have booted up Puppy (but I am experienced) on many a old rig.
Wary was designed for older computers, hence my statement.

2nd edit: can you post a link to where you downloaded wary from? So members can make sure it is not pae or something.

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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I had not done md5sum checkup before burning and doesn't know what it is for.

If there is any other method from scratch to have Linux on my PC through pen drive, I will ready to do it.But my PC(BIOS Revision A09 last updated edition as per my knowledge) doesn't show boot option from pen drive.
 
Old 06-24-2014, 10:46 PM   #4
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The site from which I have downloaded ISO file. http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/
 
Old 06-25-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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I had not done md5sum checkup before burning and doesn't know what it is for.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/wary-5.5/md5sums.txt

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM


Should cover that question.

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If there is any other method from scratch to have Linux on my PC through pen drive, I will ready to do it.But my PC(BIOS Revision A09 last updated edition as per my knowledge) doesn't show boot option from pen drive.
Catch-22 situation there

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Unless your Dell has a working cdrom drive or floppy drive. If you have a working cdrom drive.


The other way is a PLOP floppy boot or PLOP cd boot.


http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/plpbt.bin.html#runflp

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Old 06-25-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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Could be the computer needs isolinux instead of syslinux.

How old is this computer? How much ram?

Older computers also need to have best quality disc's and burned at the very slowest speeds.
 
  


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