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Old 01-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
lesley57
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Problems with liveCD boot - system dual-boot WINXP and Linux Mint


Hi, hoping you can help me as I've looked around to sort out my problem and ended up more confused than ever! What I wanted to do was make a bootable usb stick of Puppeee to use on my eee pc 2G surf as I hate the default set-up. My intention was to burn iso to CD, boot from it on my PC, and then from within Puppeee make a bootable usb stick. So I burnt the CD, booted from it and the following came up;

eee-504.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console /bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

Hoping this means something to someone, but if not any alternative suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks Lez
 
Old 01-06-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Have you verified the MD5 sums of the ISO you downloaded, and checked to make sure it's a good burn?
 
Old 01-07-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
lesley57
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Question I'm back, be kind to me please

Will give it a try once I've found out how to do this - will check out help on web, but it would be good if someone could help with this. Also as I'm new to forums, tell me how do I check for similar posts?

As you can see, I'm an absolute idiot with computers - it amazes me that I managed to install linux mint on my very old computer at all! Still I have to say I've never regretted it - hate windows, hate viruses, hate having to pay for software!

Can't wait to be using puppeee or breezy on my eee pc - it will make it much more useful.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
lesley57
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Thumbs up given up - tried a different approach

Tried what you suggested but failed miserably. Sorry to admit I gave up with this idea after spending two days trying to sort it out. Also attempted creating a usb pendrive of breeezy - failed with this also! What an idiot!!! Finally downloaded EasyPeasy and followed instruction on the website it worked like a dream.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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Puppee on an eee pc

EasyPeasy was a good alternative to Puppeee or Breeezy but continued with my efforts with Puppeee - glad I did cos' I finally cracked it following directions from web. So for anyone else having problems with getting started with puppeee for their eee pc this is what I did:

downloaded puppeee iso in windows
downloaded Lili in windows
used Lili in windows to produce usb stick - instructions clear for any beginner!

Like puppeee better; includes firefox, google chrome as standard, and the layout of the desktop is much less cluttered - and all this on a 2G usb. Think I will upgrade to a 8G usb - will allow me to add some of my favourite programmes such as thunderbird!!!
 
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