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I finally managed to install GrafPuppy on a usb flash drive and a HD partition without incidents or errors. Problem is, not one of them will boot.....(expletives deleted..!) As far as the usb flash drive is concerned, I think it might be because the usb card was an add on and does not recognize the drive as a valid boot media (zip in the selection). As far as the floppy goes, I cannot get it to boot whatsoever which is strange because if I remember correctly, these machines (AMD Athlon in my case) instinctively try to boot from a floppy if it is left in the drive.
As usual, I would appreciate your input.
Thanks for the reply. As I remember (the pc is at home) there is only a Zip option for the boot process in ''other'' in the bios
I will revise the boot order in the bios as you suggested and repost the good or bad news. As far as the bios flash upgrade, I will look it up.
Well thanks to your advice I can now boot from the floppy.For the flash drive booting, the only option I have is Zip and that s what I get...So I will read up on the Bios flashing procedure before I turn the pc into a huge paperweight.I did however follow the procedures to install the grub bootloader on a partition.But I will definitly need to read up on your tutorial to figure this out. When I reboot, I get a prompt with options (a start..lol).
This is what I get
Windows (on/dev/hda3) (strange because I only have Kubuntu)
Linux initrd/tmp/boot/initrd.img-18.104.22.168.386 (on/dev/hda1)
Install grub to floppy disk (on/dev/hda0)
Install grub to linux partition (on/dev/hda1)
Now selecting... Install grub to linux partition (on/dev/hda1)...
will go through the whole process and report success.
Then when I select any other boot options I get an error 15...file not found.Do I have to move some startup files manually..
As I indicated I will go back and read your tutorial on grub and try to figure it out.
Thanks for the help
I do not think kindly of a distro that is reporting install to floppy=/dev/hd anything
yes plse do some reading
be as verbose as you like.
(2) bios flashing is an option....I chose a dual bios gigabyte motherboard in case I ooped but I have done over 6 upgrades no problemo.....just read the readme and do not get impatient if you hear the floppy drive slow down.
I always have a clean format floppy....use kfloppy if you have KDE....the speed of the overwrite tells me how crappy my floppy is....fast is good slow or hangs is bad