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psionl0 08-09-2012 12:32 AM

Slacko 5.3.3 on USB drive doesn't read hard disk
 
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?

Karl Godt 08-12-2012 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psionl0 (Post 4749546)
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
Code:

mkdir initrd.d
cd initrd.d
zcat ../initrd.gz |cpio -d -i
defaulttexteditor init

The init script has gone through a lot of changes over the years .

Another thing to distinguish:
.SFS in not .2fs

And least :

pmedia=usbflash pdev=sdb1

and

pdev=sdb1

act differently.

Whilst

pmedia=usbflash pdev=sdb1

should only load things from the USB if USB is second HDD,

just

pdev=sdb1

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.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtop...=634934#634934[Solved] hdd-usb-mismatch

8-bit 09-02-2012 11:54 PM

Also, if you are booting Puppy from a USB flash drive or usb hard drive, you have to mount the physical hard drive to be able to read the contents of it.
You can use the drive icons on the desktop or the pmount utility to mount a drive.
Just be sure to unmount the drive after you are through.


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