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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.
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.