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Old 01-30-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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puppy linux stops during boot with a #
sucks because i just got it set up nicely.
it did go black when it was sitting on my desk and froze to i shut down an now it have this??????
 
Old 01-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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type at the # startx, if that don't work try xorgwizard
 
Old 01-30-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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i heard that there is a script to avoid the bad shut downs.
i wonder if it is good to put in since it is an old lap top and sometime the battery dies or the cord unplugs.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #4
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You might want to search for your script/solution at this Puppy search engine:
http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

Other approach for an occasional bad shutdown would be to save a copy of your pupsave file (frugal install) to another partition. Then if you do have a shutdown prblem start Puppy from CD with the boot option "puppy pfix=ram". From the running Puppy LiveCD open your Puppy partition and replace the pupsave file with the backup copy. Then start normally without the boot option. This gives you a clean system without any remnants of a bad shutdown.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 02:53 AM   #5
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i found this script but i am not sure how to install it can anybody give more instructions on it???? by the way does it work??? or is the better fix to go to ext3 does puppy run on ext3??? can i convert it???
well i need the script install instructions first.
Quote:
To cope with this in the future (as this is repeatable every time I have a powerloss) I added the following to my /etc/rc.sysini script just after the lineQuote:
ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab
:

Code:
#If we were not shutdown cleanly, try and recover
if [ -f /tmp/RUNNING ];then
echo -n "(Cleaning up after unclean shutdown)" >/dev/console
rm -f /var/log/X*
rm -rf /tmp/*
rm -f /var/lock/LCK*
rm -f /var/run/*.pid
rm -rf /root/tmp 2> /dev/null
rm -rf /root/.thumbnails/* 2> /dev/null
fi

#create a file in tmp that should be deleted on a clean shutdown
echo 'this file is deleted during a clean shutdown' > /tmp/RUNNING


My puppy linux box will now boot after a power loss without me having to boot from CD to fix things.

I was wondering if anyone had a better way of doing this?
I guess for some people it might be worth copying the temp files to another location before deleting them?
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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puppy linux stops during boot with a #
sucks because i just got it set up nicely.
it did go black when it was sitting on my desk and froze to i shut down an now it have this??????
I use full installs of Puppy.
If I do a hard power down and get a # during rebooting, I just type...
reboot.

Here is a link to a new full install recovery method:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47668
 
Old 02-02-2010, 09:52 PM   #7
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i tried adding the lines of code above now i have a mess my x wont start and i got it going on vesa.then i deleted the added code now it is worse i am at my desktop with huge res any way to reinstall the .sys file that i messed up no i did not back it up..LOL
 
Old 02-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #8
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ok i booted into a live cd and copied over the .sys file from the live cd.
it seems to work. let me know if there is anything else i can do.
thanks
 
Old 02-03-2010, 08:12 AM   #9
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this is getting confusing...I am using ext3 do i still need to clean up after bad shutdown???
what is the simplest way if i do.
the scripts seem to mess things up worse!!!
full install on HD
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:16 AM   #10
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this is getting confusing...I am using ext3 do i still need to clean up after bad shutdown???
what is the simplest way if i do.
the scripts seem to mess things up worse!!!
full install on HD
Ext3 is supposed to be better than ext2 for full install.
I'm confused by the "new" recovery method too.
I'll just wait till it comes out in pet form.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:11 PM   #11
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i am a newbie to pup what is petform??? do you mean on the forums? or does that have to do with .pet applications?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #12
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i am a newbie to pup what is petform??? do you mean on the forums? or does that have to do with .pet applications?
Yes, I meant .pet application.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 07:34 AM   #13
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when i get the "#" prompt after a bad restart I type:
Code:
# xwin
to get X to start.
--
if i have issues with X starting or it starts in the wrong resolution. i run
Code:
# xorgwizard
from the command prompt.

This runs the X setup wizard that ran when your first install or use puppy on a new machine.
--
As for filesystem maintainance i usually run
Code:
# e2fsck -p /dev/sda1
adjust drive name to match your setup.
from the livecd if the system start to act funny and after power failures or system crashes.

Last edited by xweb; 02-11-2010 at 08:27 AM.
 
  


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