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Old 12-16-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Problem with Puppy live-cd after a windows crash

Hi there,

I`m Chris from germany and I have problems booting the Puppy-live CD. Short hint before we start: My laptop (Windows Vista) crashed, I just cant start windows, I`m always lead right into the recovery menu of fujitsu siemens (load a security point=loss of personal data). My RAM is 2GB, the laptop is one year old. Well, from my friend Mr. Google I heard that you can save the data by using a linux derivate and using for example an USB-Stick (to save the data later).

I downloaded the up to date version of puppy (must be 6.2), but it doesnt start as it should... I tried some commands in the boot menu but they didnt solve the problem.

I always get:

"Searching for puppy files in computer disk drives... puppy 431.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console. Puppy can't access tty: job control turned off...."

Can anybody help me pls. I have to save the data!!

Thx guys

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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Your Puppy isn't the latest (4.13) - I was able to salvage a Vista drive using this release. You could also try Damn Small Linux.
Old 12-16-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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hi, i looked it up again... it is 4.3.1!!!....(Its edited above) I remembered the wrong version. the (german) distribution knoppix 6.2 is also not working (same prob) ...

question: Is it possible to install a linux-system via another laptop (girlfriend) on and USB-Stick/drive and boot from this usb stick? Am i able to choose it in the boot menu? any experiences? thx

Last edited by AnaxAces; 12-16-2009 at 11:36 AM.
Old 12-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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try the following at puppy linux boot prompt or after pressing f2 enter the following:
puppy pfix=ram


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