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Old 09-08-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Puppy 3.01 stuck on boot...


I used opera browser to dowload Puppy 3.01, burned the Live CD with BurnCDCC and everytime I try to boot I get to this point...


Loading kernel drives needed to access disk drives... done
Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives...pup_301.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console...
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

and no further. What next??
 
Old 09-08-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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at the main boot prompt type:

puppy pfix=ram

that's suppose to prevent puppy from serching for installed puppy files.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #3
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Ok, is there a key that I need to hit at start-up to get to the prompt. It seems to just give me a main screen that looks like a bunch of boot stuff and then heads straight to the looking for drives stuff. When I download the original iso file I notice another file below it on the list tagged the same but with a different file extention, do I need both these files burnt to the Live CD??
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:21 AM   #4
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at the screen where the boot stuff is start typing as soon as you see it.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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at the screen where the boot stuff is start typing as soon as you see it.
Or press F2 :-)
 
Old 09-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #6
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Ok, well I went ahead and burnt another Live CD at a slower speed and I will also try the F2 at start up to get to the prompt and try the pfix=ram as well.

Alternatively, I have burnt a SLiTaz Live CD as well and will see if that one works out better. I am told that Puppy will work on just about any system but with only 64mb of ram I think I may be limited to smaller distro's

Thanks, i'll let you know how it goes tonight.
 
  


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