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gray53 07-27-2009 03:23 PM

Problem booting Puppy Linux 4.2.1 from cd
I attempted to boot puppy-4.2.1-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey from a cd without messing around with boot options.

The boot stopped at

Performing a 'switch_root' to the layered filesystem...Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
This was right after using DBAN to wipe the hard drive.

Anyone know what's going on here?

linus72 07-27-2009 03:29 PM

Did you reformat the hd after using dban?

gray53 07-27-2009 03:30 PM


linus72 07-27-2009 03:31 PM

your gonna have to use gparted or whatever to format the hd
it's been blanked

you got gparted?
what other livecd's do you have?

gray53 07-27-2009 03:38 PM

I'll try GParted. Never used it before, though. Do I need the dependencies? (Parted >= 1.7.1 and Gtkmm >= 2.8.x from and If so, does that mean burning a total of 3 cds?

linus72 07-27-2009 03:59 PM

no, I meant gparted livecd
it's like 90mb or something

many other distro's have gparted too
as an app

I wouldn't use the gparted in puppy
I read somewhere that it's had issues.

gray53 07-27-2009 04:30 PM

OK, I'm downloading the gparted-live 0.4.5-2.iso

So when I burn that to a cd, I can put that in to the computer with the blanked hard drive and use it to format the hard drive, thus enabling me to install Puppy. Correct?

linus72 07-27-2009 04:35 PM

it should work
Gparted will auto-open when you get to desktop
and you can start hacking it up

you gonna use ext3 or what?

gray53 07-27-2009 05:06 PM I will be following this manual, except without the first partition listed.

btw, do you know if the fourth partition listed is necessary? I have another computer with Windows and an external hd with stuff saved on it from Windows and would like to be able to transfer stuff back and forth between the three.

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