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Old 02-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Puppy not recognizing hd


I've got a beautiful older IBM A20P laptop with extremely limited use over the years and since the hardware specs are limited I decided Puppy would be a nice os for it.

I can boot the live cd of 5.2 and use it nicely but for some reason puppy does not recognize that a hd is installed at all. There is no mount icon at all and running gparted sees nothing as well. I've run the installer and it sees nothing too.

I've combed the entire OS looking for tools to help find the hd but have been unsuccessful. Is my hardware too old for puppy? It runs in ram so well and this old laptop desperately needs puppy but unless I can't install it there is no use...

Anyone have a clue how to find the hd?
 
Old 02-06-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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Go to your BIOS and look if your harddisk is recognized there. If not I would assume that it is faulty.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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This laptop is pretty old and the OS you are trying to use is fresh off the press.
You might have more success with an older Puppy.
A whole list of them is here
http://puppyisos.org/isos/
A very good recommendation is version 214RC5
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
I prefer RC5 half way down the page, but Top6 should be okay, too.

Or try Wary 5.0
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02057

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Old 02-06-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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Hmmmm, The harddrive is good because I installed Antix on it but I think puppy still runs much better as a live cd than an installed antix.

I assumed that this version of puppy would see my hd in this old hardware but I'll give an older version a try and see what happens. Too bad actually...
 
Old 02-06-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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Where can I get this one? All the links are moved or broken...just my luck. In want to try the newest one for older hardware....I think the 5.0 wary released 12-28-10 should do but I can't seem to locate it.

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02057
 
Old 02-06-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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Look at the last post in thread. It mentions how some users have problems with newer gparted in Puppy and to roll back to a earlier version.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...3719&start=195

This post was posted on a IBM A22M dual boot with AntiX 8.5 and Puppy 5.2

Code:
sh-4.1# inxi -F
System:    Host puppypc Kernel 2.6.33.2 i686 (32 bit) Distro Ubuntu 10.04 lucid
CPU:       Single core Pentium III (Coppermine) (-UP-) cache 256 KB flags (sse) bmips 1992.37 clocked at 996.186 MHz 
Graphics:  Card ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x X.org 1.7.6 Res: 80x24 Gfx Data: N/A for root 
Audio:     Card Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] driver Sound Fusion CS46xx BusID: 00:05.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.21
Network:   Card-1 3Com 3c556B CardBus [Tornado] driver 3c59x at port 2c00 BusID: 00:03.0
           Card-2 RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI driver rt61pci v: 2.3.0 BusID: 06:00.0
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 20.0GB (9.4% used) 1: /dev/sda IC25N020ATCS04 20.0GB 
Partition: ID:/ size: 1.3G used: 530M (43%) fs: rootfs ID:swap-1 size: 0.76GB used: 0.05GB (6%) fs: swap 
Info:      Processes 96 Uptime 44 min Memory 166.4/249.3MB Runlevel 5 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23 
sh-4.1# cat /etc/issue
Lucid Puppy Linux
Linux 2.6.33.2 [i686 arch]
 
Old 02-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Indy452 View Post
Where can I get this one? All the links are moved or broken...just my luck. In want to try the newest one for older hardware....I think the 5.0 wary released 12-28-10 should do but I can't seem to locate it.

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02057
Check here

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ns/puppylinux/

Are you saying that these links are broke below

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...irky/wary-5.0/

Because the work for me?

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:18 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Check here

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ns/puppylinux/

Are you saying that these links are broke below

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...irky/wary-5.0/

Because the work for me?


I tried to edit my post but couldn't figure out how to delete it completely.....I found the links fine. Sorry about that. I'm burning 5.0 now and I'll give it a whirl...Thanks folks!
 
Old 02-06-2011, 12:50 PM   #9
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Well, same in 5.0.....no hd. I guess I'll go back to the vintage stuff....2.14rc5 ...Is that still supported?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #10
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Working links re 214x-RC5
http://www.wisdom-seekers.com/puppy214x.html
with references to many apps
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:42 PM   #11
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The solution I used was to halt the initial boot up from the CD and then run puppy acpi=force at the boot prompt. I then had to install and permanently setup the boot to do that.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:49 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wu2wei View Post
Working links re 214x-RC5
http://www.wisdom-seekers.com/puppy214x.html
with references to many apps
This version sees the hard drive but boy oh boy...getting my wireless card to work has been fun...

I like the VW on the wallpaper...I drive a bus so this is a natural. I am curious why FF 3.5 is in it though....seems to me iceape or xxxterm would fit better? Oh well.....I'll work with it a day or two and see what happens.

Thanks for the very cool link with all the apps and fixes too....very nice.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:22 AM   #13
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FF in 214X

Glad you got it working.

FF 3.5 can be replaced by a newer version. Either by using the update feature of the browser or - much better - by installing it to /mnt/home, if you have a frugal install.
Just get the tar.gz from the mozilla site
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html
unpack it to /mnt/home and change the path in the desktop icon to read /mnt/home/firefox/firefox.
Don't forget to delete the old FF 3.5. folder under /usr/lib.

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #14
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O.K......I give. How do you connect to a wireless network with this version of puppy?(214) I don't get it...The network is seen and so are my neighbors, but good lord I can't figure out how to connect to them. I use wpa2 encryption...Is this too new for the tools in this version of puppy? All I see are wep tools and asking for wep keys....aghhh!

There are so many strange network tools included that its confusing what each does and how to properly use them. Anybody have a tutorial or something?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 01:31 AM   #15
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Back again,
looks like you are way behind my time zone (GMT+1) and thus we are communicating with one day delay.

Anyway, I don't have wireless and all the info here is untested by me. But check here
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtop...f4e2c5e1916d34

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...9f6619cc21f0eb

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtop...=433293#433293

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=26032

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...8f6f62a3d8e9ba
down the page

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...553&start=2250
fifth post on this page.

And also this
http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html
is a Puppy search engine and finds most relevant posts.

And finally....
wish you much success
 
  


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