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Old 11-26-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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LiveCD of 4.1 with reconfigured kernel fails at desktop

I have recompiled the kernel to get more than 4 serial ports. With the new kernel the extra serial ports work. I then tried to get a live cd with this new kernel. That was hard to do.

I now have a live cd that works on two machines just fine. The problem is that the third machine is the one where I really need puppy 4.1 to work! On that machine, once X starts all I get is a gray screen (no wallpaper) and the menu bar at the bottom. No icons, nothing. I can try the menu button and it will expand but I cannot run anything.

After about a minute the machine locks up. I don't have any clue as to how to troubleshoot this.

Ironically, I copied vmlinuz, initrd.gz and the /lib/modules directories to a thumbdrive that had puppy 4.1 standard on it. It not only boots but runs perfectly. How can I get this version onto a live cd? I thought I could use isomaster to read in puppy 4.1 seamonkey iso file and then substitute the new kernel files listed above and create it that way but isomaster gives me a 'Size of no emulation boot record visible on image must be divisible by 4 so i can do a checksum (invalid boot file?)' error.

I then tried to make a copy of the puppy 4.1 seamonkey iso just to see what I did wrong. It gives the same error. That can't be right because I created a live cd from it. That's how I got this far.

I really need some help from the gurus.
Thanks for reading this,


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