Originally Posted by psionl0
Having decided that I would rather boot my laptop off a memory stick instead of a CD rom, I installed Puppy on a thumb drive using the Puppy Linux setup menu.
However, when I boot off the thumb drive, Puppy doesn't read the .SFS file on the hard drive. When given the option of saving your settings, the only media offered is the thumb drive itself.
Is this by design or is there an inherent problem with booting off thumb drives?
Look into initrd.gz
zcat ../initrd.gz |cpio -d -i
The init script has gone through a lot of changes over the years .
Another thing to distinguish:
.SFS in not .2fs
And least :
should only load things from the USB if USB is second HDD,
loads a mixed match of HDD and USB : .SFS if found from HDD and .2FS from USB (probably if no .2fs found on HDD) .
The code for searching for the Puppy Files could need some modifications IMHO.