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Old 08-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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pup_420.sfs not found

Hi everyone,

I am using puppy linux to remove a sirefef rootkit from my computer as per instructions here I have very basic knowledge but enough to make my way around, so please be gentle with terminology.

I have burned the cd and tried booting my computer from it and I get the pup_420.sfs not found message. The cd is burned fine, I have read a few of the threads on here about the issue but can't find a solution. I can boot the linux on my husband's computer with the same cd without any problems.

I am running a 64bit windows 7 on an Acer aspire, I don't know if that is of importance. Any help would be greatly appreciated since this virus might just destroy my phd thesis.
Old 08-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Always have multiple backups of your PhD thesis (been there, done that, managed to inadvertently wipe a chapter or two I didn't mean to wipe). Don't have an good answer for the Puppy problem; might a more recent version work?
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Your CDrom is on USB?
or as integrated CDROM?
Is it a CD-Rewrite or a standard CD disc?

Few Ideas:
- CDrom too slow (via USB?)
- CDRom can not read properly your CD
or your CD is not properly written?

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Thanks for the replies... the cdrom is integrated and the cd is not written improperly since I can use it to boot up puppy on another computer. The cdrom is working since I ended up booting off an avira rescue cd to clear the rootkit. In any case, I will try again with a different cd since I do want to get linux working at some point.


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