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Old 09-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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Puppy Linux 4.2 retro boot problems


When I try to boot puppy 4.2 retro on my laptop it gives me a error pup420.sfs can't be found when it searches the pc for files. I tried booting from ram and it would not work same error. I will post the picture i took of the error message. I just burnt the iso to a dvd-rw this is the first time i tried puppy on this pc. is it a dell studio with windows visa home 64bit and 8gb ram.
Thanks for your help in advance.
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http://twitpic.com/gh1gc link to error message pic
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Um, can puppy run on a 64bit machine?
dont know....

how did you burn the dvd?
with k3b or what?
at slowest speed?

you got usb?

are you booting off the dvd or you installed it to hd?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if it can run on a 64bit machine but wouldn't it just not boot completely? I burnt the dvd with imgburn at 2.4x
I am trying to boot of the dvd
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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OK
was reading here and there doesn't seem to be a 64bit puppy
However
Quote:
It's not like a 64 bit processor can't run a 32 bit Puppy (my own processor is 64 bit, and runs Puppy fine).
Barry said that

http://www.puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00637

so, then using the process of elimination...

imgburn I have successfully used before....

Mmmm....do you have access to a Livcd Linux?
Ubuntu or debian?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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Try pmedia=dvd on the options line.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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Wait
why did you burn it to DVD anyway?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:25 PM   #7
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Flash, one of the moderators of Murga-Linux.com/Puppy/ runs Puppy from a DVD. So it is possible,
I do not know if he uses any boot parameters though.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 05:24 AM   #8
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Quote:
Wait
why did you burn it to DVD anyway?
Why not?
I burn all my iso's on DVD -RW
Never had a problem.


The file you need is
Code:
pup_420.sfs
not
Code:
pup420.sfs
Look if the file pup_420.sfs is present on the DVD

Did you do checked the md5sum of the download?
 
Old 09-05-2009, 11:18 AM   #9
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I checked the md5 sum and it was good mabyit was named incorrectly? should i just change the name on the dvd? I put it on a dvd because then i can make it a multi-session dvd and store everything on the dvd. I will try useing the pfix.
The file on the dvd is PUP_420.SFS which is right so not sure why im getting that error. could it be because on the dvd it's all caps?
 
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How is the file name called in the original iso?
What happens if you copy PUP_420.SFS to your HD and rename it to pup_420.sfs ?
On my DVD, it is
pup_420.sfs
Code:
cannabis:/media/cdrom# ls
boot.cat  boot.msg  initrd.gz  isolinux.bin  isolinux.cfg  pup_412.sfs	vmlinuz
cannabis:/media/cdrom#
Perhaps you can try another burning software?
 
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I copyed it to my hd and renamed it will see if that dose the trick I looked at the iso using gizmo and on that it is in all caps too
 
Old 09-05-2009, 03:52 PM   #12
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Ok renameing it did the trick
 
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Glad to know it works.
You can mark the thread solved if you want.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 04:26 PM   #14
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thats good
so, are you booting more than one puppy on dvd or just one?
 
  


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