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Old 11-27-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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problem with usb-flash installation


hope someone might help me with the following:
I tried to install puppy 2.12 to usb flash drive using the universal installer. i tried both to let the installer do partition and manual partition.
in the installing procedure the program fails to mount /dev/sda to /mnt/data due to invalid argument. so the intsalllation continues without any data actually beeing written to the flash drive...

any guess?


Old 12-22-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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make sure /mnt/data is empty then try mounting it manually with:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/data
then run the program. After it fails to mount, it should continue normally
Old 12-29-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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Have you tried installing it using the "superfloppy" option?
Old 03-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #4
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I have had more success just doing it manually ...

Set-up USB stick with these directions ...

Copy contents of your puppy cd to a partition on your USB stick.
Then configure grub to point to the relevant files that you just copied over.

This is what your grub command should look something like ...
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 nopcmcia
initrd /initrd.gz
Old 03-23-2007, 02:24 AM   #5
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mount /dev/sda to /mnt/data due to invalid argument.

Thats the error s/be /dev/sda1 assuming it lists as sda1
Old 03-23-2007, 03:13 AM   #6
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Don't quote me on this, but I think that usb installer is broken in 2.12. I think 2.14 is ok.
There are some threads that I vaguely recall in the puppy forums.


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