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Old 01-24-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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puppy installation CD not aviable


I have formated a the hard drive - two partitions - both linux
I have bg rescue disk - they boot the laptop and recogize the PCMCIA networkd card the USB flash drive and the hard drive - no CD ROM

I have placed the Puppy distro on the hard drive - but I dont know how to extract files from the iso image nor how to make a boot floppy

Im learning as I go - but meeting with a lot of dead ends - any help would be appreciated thanks
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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If I understand correctly, there is no cd drive on the laptop, only floppydrive?
 
Old 01-24-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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Yes no CD
I have mounted the iso file
now the question becomes how do I get the setup programmes - most likley they are in the isolinux.bin
how do I acess them
 
Old 01-24-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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Perhaps you can take a look at
http://www.ghacks.net/2008/08/28/ins...ux-without-cd/
 
Old 01-24-2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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thanks - I tried it - but could not get it to run in linux
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:13 PM   #6
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I'm new to Linux also so I can only share what I have done..so far I have used Ubuntu, Fedora, Slackware and OpenSuse. Maybe it is different if you download the .iso, but I bought all of those for like $5.00 a piece off of the Internet. On each one of them when the .iso loaded and was on the screen there was an option to "Install"..which I did on all four of them without any problems since it was an option after running the Live CD first..don't know if this helps but it worked for me...
 
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it was an option after running the Live CD first
Problem is that the OP has no cd drive.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 08:35 AM   #8
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I have downloaded unetbootin-linux-306 - the web page instructs "make the file executable - use the chmod command" than start the application - I did not get any error messages when I issued the chmod -x unetbootin-linux-306 so I assume that the file was made executable, the "ls" command dose not show any change in the file and typing unetbootin-linux-306 did not launch the application can someone help me with this
 
Old 01-30-2009, 02:46 AM   #9
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Hello franathan, where I am verbose you tend to be spartan. If you can punctuate full sentences I'll try and keep you from dozing off.

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I have downloaded unetbootin-linux-306
Unetbootin for Linux is currently at version 3.07 as of this writing.

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I have formated a the hard drive - two partitions - both linux.
I'm confused, you are booting your laptop using BG-Rescue Linux -a floppy disk rescue system- by necessity I assume. However, you downloaded the Linux version of Unetbootin onto a partition of your laptop's hard disk drive. Would BG-Rescue Linux be more robust than I imagine it to be or do you have more considerable distributions on those two partitions? If so, then what distributions are they and are they functioning?

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I issued the chmod -x unetbootin-linux-306 so I assume that the file was made executable, the "ls" command dose not show any change in the file and typing unetbootin-linux-306 did not launch the application can someone help me with this
The chmod manual page reads, “the operator ‘+’ causes the permissions selected to be added to the existing permissions of each file; ‘-’ causes them to be removed.” Please make the correction and keep us abreast of your progress.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 05:43 AM   #10
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I would just like to re-address the great job GibsoneanNode did in his explanation and stress one of his points, which is extremely important, in case you read over it..
"chmod -x" removes the execution "chmod+x adds the execution" especially since you updated the first one.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 08:32 AM   #11
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Thanks folks - I have Puppy up and running on the laptop - let me tell you the story - it needed luck, and maybe someone can add a comment that takes the luck out of it.
I started by formatting the hard drive with Win ME - one big partition - than the luck - somehow the USB port was recognized in dos - that allowed me to down load to the laptop loadlin.exe and the files I had extracted from the Puppy iso image. From the directory where I had placed both Loadlin and the extraced files I issused the command "loadlin vmlinux initrd=initrd.gz" and up came puppy.

I used MagicIso a dos program to extract the files from the iso image - presently I'm doing the same with Slackware - the same procedure should work.

Finally, on rebooting Win Me no longer recognizes the USB port - that was the lucky part - my slackware project is the same - expect I'm using BG Rescuse, which recognizes the USB port to transfer the files MagicIso extracted from the iso image to the laptop.

Anyone know how to get dos to consistently recognize the USB port?
 
Old 02-01-2009, 01:15 AM   #12
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in case you read over it.. "chmod -x" removes the execution "chmod+x adds the execution"
Thank you for the clarity you lent to the discussion rtrahan, I realize now that I should have illustrated the point with examples as you did.

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Anyone know how to get dos to consistently recognize the USB port?
No, I don't. while it is advantageous that you know your way around Microsoft MS-DOS, I am merely a GNU/Linux novice, I know far less about DOS and its variants. However, just feeding the string you gave me into the Google search engine as follows.

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dos recognize "USB port"
Provided links, which yielded driver names, which could in turn be used as the basis for producing more information. If you locate your hardware specifications and find a forum related to MS-DOS, such as the first listing under that search criteria above, these would be the perfect starting points for those helping you there, or further helping you here.
 
  


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