Originally Posted by riki
I haven't encountered any booting/loading issues with other CDs. The problem with Puppy is that it starts loading OK. See below:
Loading drivers needed to access disk drives....DONE
Searching for Puppy files in computer disk drives... lupu-501.sfs not found. Drop ping out to initial-ramdisk console...
/bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turns off.
I found this thread after encountering this exact same problem on a Toshiba Portégé R500. I tried all the cheat codes to fix it, I read all the suggestions in another forum about checking that the files were correctly named with lower case letters and a dash, not an underscore. Nothing worked.
I assumed that what was happening was that the boot process was not finding the lupu-501.sfs file on the LiveCD for some reason. I simply used another computer running Linux (and therefore able to read the Linux file system) and copied lupu-501.sfs to an SD card (since the Portégé R500 has an SD card slot). Now, when I boot Puppy from the CD it does
find lupu-501.sfs, copies it to RAM, and continues normally.
I'm not sure if there is any other way to get past this error, but to anyone with this issue that wants a quick fix, I would suggest:
1) Copy that lupu-501.sfs file to any other device, such as a USB drive if you can.
2) Insert that drive in the intended sytem.
3) Boot normally from the Puppy 501 CD as usual.
This way, the missing lupu-501 file should get discovered during the boot process from the LiveCD. You will still need the LiveCD.
My next step, if I can, will be to discover how to install Puppy 501 completely on the SD card, so I don't need the CD drive any more.