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Old 07-27-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
Ippy
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Trying to get Puppy to boot from Live-CD


Hi. I'm a Linux newbie and trying to install Puppy on an old Gateway 5100 Solo. Anyway, when I try to boot from the CD, I get to this point: "Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives..." and then after that it doesn't do anything. Any suggestions?

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Seth
 
Old 07-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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Ok, I got it to boot, but I can't connect to the Internet. We have broadband in our home. My laptop is plugged in, I set up the network, but still won't connect. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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More specifics with screenshots will enable others to help better.

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Ok, I got it to boot, but I can't connect to the Internet. We have broadband in our home. My laptop is plugged in, I set up the network, but still won't boot. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm not as knowledgeable to give you your specific solution right away, but I've seen Puppy handle any desktop config I use it on. Have you read and followed the first help page (ie. the desktop background) ? Like "Setup network interface" or so. It's literally a one-minute job if your hardware is supported, which typically it should. Once you go around the setup submenus everything should become very manageable.
 
  


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