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Old 12-27-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
tinnashrule
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Unhappy running Puppy 2.11 from CD on XP


Hi,I have been trying to run Puppy 2.11 from CD on my XP laptop,I don't want to install it to hard drive,just run it from the CD\DVD .After boot up I get message to open USB drive A:\.Help! don't know what to do to get Puppy to run from CD\DVD.Having heard so much about it am dying to try it out! Can somebody please help and point me in the right direction? Don't know anything about how to write commands in DOS. Will be grateful for ANY advice.
Thanks T innashrule.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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Puppy is a Linux Live CD. That means you can pop it into the CD drive and boot it up.

Puppy is a fully blown Linux that can run on a CD without being installed into a hard disk, or a USB pen drive or an external hard disk, even though it can do all of them.

Like any Live CD you don't need Windows to run it. From Linux you can access your Windows partition personal data and use it in Linux.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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Hello,

I guess you are quite new in Linux. Well first of all Puppy LInux is a live CD that means it doesn't make any changes to your pc. disk!http://linuxquestions.cachefly.net/i...lies/smile.gif In fact you don't really need your win hard drive just your hardware.

http://linuxquestions.cachefly.net/i...nono.gifAnyway to run a distro from a live cd you have to start your put your cd to drive restart and make sure your pc will boot from cd not floppy drive (A or any usb sticks or hard!
This is done by your BIOS setup if it's not configured yet!

Besides that you don't really do anything special. Sit, wait (to boot) and enjoy.

Have fun!
 
Old 12-28-2006, 05:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for help!

Thanks for prompt reply, will look at BIOS set up.
Tinnashrule.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 05:36 AM   #5
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Question Puppy copy from PC mag

As I am on slow dial up I can't download Puppy from the net.I copied it from free DVD ROM (PC World Magazine)
My laptop is configured to run from CD so why do I get request to name driveA:\ and can't finish loading Puppy? As you say it should just run.
Puzzled!
 
Old 12-28-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
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You should burn Puppy's iso image into a CD for it to boot up as an operating system.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 08:05 AM   #7
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Talking Booting Puppy

Thank you Saikee !I appreciate your help & feedback. Never thought of some thing as simple as that!
Gratefully- Tinnashrule.
 
Old 01-15-2007, 12:50 PM   #8
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Puppy Linux 2.12 on External USB (Maxtor 3200)

I've been scanning the Newbie threads looking for one that addresses my problem. This seems the closest.
I have Puppy Linux 2.12 on a CD. I have a Maxtor 3200 200 Gb external drive that I would like to be able to boot linux from. I can boot from the cd ok. I used one of the tools to partition the USB drive as follows:
Device Boot File Sys Start End Size(Gb) Blocks ID Sys
/dev/sda1 * ntfs 1 244 1.87 195989+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 245 610 2.80 2939895 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 611 854 1.87 1959930 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 extended 855 24792 183.37 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 855 1000 1.12 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1001 24792 182.26 82 Linux Swap/Solaris

Now when I boot Puppy from the cd I select: Menu/Setup/Puppy Universal Installer
I then select "USB hard drive"
Then "OK"
This gives me an error message in a gxmessage window "Not yet implemented"

More info:
I select the "drives" icon and get the following in a "Media Utility Tool 0.1.1":
. hda::FUJITSU MHU2100AT
1 ntfs-3g 92751 mb (ROX)(UNMOUNT)
2 vfat 49239mb (MOUNT)
. hdc::HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N
(EJECT) data (Gxine DVD)(MOUNT) CDROM
. sda::3200
1 ntfs 1959.9mb (MOUNT)


Does this suggest a course of action to someone?
My goal, as I hinted at above, is to learn about Linux by having it available on a seperate hard drive. My intention is to keep my linux work seperate from my MS Windows XP Home Edition which is on my internal hard drive.
Suggestions would be appreciated.
Is it appropriate to tack this onto this existing thread or should I start a new thread?
Geoffrey
 
Old 01-15-2007, 01:49 PM   #9
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I believe Puppy wants just a fat partition for installation into an external hard disk to suit the chosen boot loader, as standard Linux boot loaders can boot from an external hard disk directly. If you follow the Puppy instruction during installation I think it would tell you the requirements.
 
  


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