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Old 01-31-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Puppy, Grub and Plop mess. Please help!


Hello,
I have an old IBM Thinkpad A20m to load a simple light working OS on. Ram is 128.HD 6gb.

I used Gparted to partition HD into hda1 as ext3 with boot flag. Also made a hda2 as a swap space. Don't know why, just did.

Laptop has a working floppy drive and a USB. CD either dead or not recognized (is in Bios, but not working).

I made a PLOP manager floppy to work from USB stick loaded with Puppy lupu.520 on it. Made USB properly with Universal USB Installer.

Puppy loads great through Plop. Inside puppy I cannot see my internal HD. Not with Pmount, not anyhow!

So I moved down a version. Used retro Puppy. HD was recognized. With Universal Installer, I did a full install on hda1. Grub to MBR. Then reboot. Used same PLOP floppy to remove PLOP. Then reboot. And....Plop comes up again!

What am I doing wrong? I need Puppy to just load as OS when computer is on. Don't need Plop anymore!

I tried everything: Feather Linux, Lite Ubuntu, Quirky, 4.3.1 and Lighthouse Puppy, DSL, even Slax. Some of them do not see my internal HD, so I can't use them. Some do, but do not install good enough to boot from HD as single working OS.

Please, any suggestions?
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Did you reboot with your floppy inside the drive?
When your BIOS is set to boot from floppy first you need to take it out in order to boot from the HDD.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for response. I took out the floppy.Right after Plop uninstall. Now, after multiple attempts I actually came to grub install screen. Gives me 2 options: to floppy and to HD. Chose to HD. It starts and then fails. Not fatal error.

Followed instructions here

Oh, man. What can I install to this laptop so it works?
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:05 PM   #4
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On the instructions at grub boot screen it says to just hit enter, you don't have to reinstall grub.
It shows
Linux (on dev/hda1)

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Old 01-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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Actually, this:
running"embed/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5(hd0,0)"...failed(this is not fatal)


Grub error.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:15 PM   #6
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Doesn't show Linux on dev/hda1.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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If someone could give me proper GRUB menu? I will edit menu.lst then.

Last edited by ladyoxana; 01-31-2011 at 01:17 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 01-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #8
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Hmm,got it now. My menu was not pointing to the install!!! How could I overlook that?
Thanks!
 
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