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Old 11-21-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
philman
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Question Puppy 511 boots half way then error....


This is my first experience with linux. I have live cd puppy 511. It boots as far as ram then after I get this error.. Preforming a 'switch-root to the layered filesystem...kernal panic...not sync in g. attempted to kill init
My friend had an older version of puppy and it worked fine on my computer.
It is IBM thinkpad.
Has anybody any suggestions as to what could be wrong.
Greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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When you get the boot prompt in the live CD, type noapic nolapic noacpi nodma If it boots, try eliminating one at a time until it won't boot. That's the one you need. And I think you might be a lot better off with Knoppix live CD. It will boot almost anything.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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Hello Awsome..
Thank you for your support, I now have my problem fixed
 
  


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